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FXUS63 KEAX 061141

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
541 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

Issued at 404 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

Shortwave trough is departing the CWA with the only notable effects
being a few light echoes on the radar over west central Missouri.
Shortwave ridging moves into the area today into Sunday with
generally mild temperatures with afternoon readings in the middle
40s to near 50. Next upper disturbance quickly arrives on Sunday and
evolves/amplifies into a large upper trough over the central and
eastern US. Increasing ascent combined with limited moisture should
allow for scattered flurries or light snow Sunday night into Monday,
mainly across portions of Missouri. With much colder air advecting
into the area, vertical temperature profile will support mainly
snow. Little to no accumulation is expected, with the highest
potential accumulations regulated to northeast Missouri where a few
tenths of an inch are possible. Otherwise, with a strengthing
pressure gradient, gusty northwest winds will be the story with
sustained wind speeds of 15-20 kts common Sunday afternoon. Winds
will be slightly stronger on Monday afternoon, and with the colder
airmass in place, the stage is set for a raw-feeling day with highs
only topping out in the middle 20s to lower 30s. Temperatures will
gradually moderate into middle to late next work week, reaching near
normal levels. The extended forecast through Tuesday through Saturday
looks dry at this time.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday Morning)
Issued at 527 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

VFR expected through the period. Only concern at STJ for valley fog
and some potential for edge of MVFR ceilings to skirt terminal this
morning. Otherwise winds will gradually back with time.


.EAX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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