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FXUS63 KICT 062354
AFDICT

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
654 PM CDT MON JUL 6 2015

...UPDATED FOR 00Z AVIATION DISCUSSION...

.MESOSCALE DISCUSSION...
ISSUED AT 652 PM CDT MON JUL 6 2015

COLD POOL AND GOOD INSTABILITY/DCAPE AHEAD OF FRONT HAS ALLOWED
THUNDERSTORMS TO ACCELERATE SOUTHEAST A BIT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. HAVE
UPDATED GRIDS TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS. PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE SEVERE
THREAT WILL WAIN WITH LOSS OF HEATING/DCAPE. WILL CLEAR MORE OF
WATCH SHORTLY. -HOWERTON

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 333 PM CDT MON JUL 6 2015

TONIGHT:
FRONT HALFWAY THROUGH FORECAST AREA AT THIS TIME...AND EXPECTED
TO REACH SOUTHEAST KS THIS EVENING. STORMS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO
FILL IN/EXPAND WITH VERY MOIST/UNSTABLE AIRMASS AHEAD OF FRONT.
MAIN THREATS WILL BE WET MICROBURSTS AND LOCALIZED FLOODING FROM
THE TORRENTIAL/TROPICAL RAINFALL RATES. ANTICIPATE WIND THREAT
WILL BE HIGHLY ISOLATED GIVEN UNFAVORABLE 700MB FLOW. WILL
CONTINUE FLASH FLOOD WATCH GIVEN VERY MOIST COLUMN.

TUE-THU:
LATEST MODELS HAVE A VARIETY OF POSITIONS OF FRONT THROUGHOUT
THIS PERIOD...WITH GFS ONCE AGAIN STRONGEST WITH THE SURFACE
WAVE. OPTED FOR A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD APPROACH WHICH WAS CLOSE TO
THE NAM EARLY ON...BUT NAM SEEMS A BIT SLOW LATER IN THIS PERIOD.
FLOOD WATCH LOOKS GOOD TONIGHT...BUT NOT OVERLY OPTIMISTIC ON
SECOND HALF OF FLOOD WATCH...EXCEPT IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST
CORNER. HOWEVER GIVEN UNCERTAINTY WILL CONTINUE WATCH STATUS QUO.
TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY BE SUPPRESSED OVER MOST OF AREA DUE TO
EXTENSIVE CLOUDS/PRECIPITATION...BUT WITH SOME CLEARING IN FAR
NORTHWEST SECTIONS...TEMPERATURES THERE WILL BE SEVERAL DEGREES
WARMER THAN REST OF THE AREA ON TUE-WED. CHANCES OF RAIN BY THU
WILL START TO SHIFT BACK NORTH AS BOUNDARY RETREATS. -HOWERTON

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 333 PM CDT MON JUL 6 2015

MODEST CONFIDENCE IN THIS PERIOD AS RIDGE BUILDS WEST ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN PLAINS. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN DRIER WEATHER AND
INCREASING TEMPERATURES. FRONT MAY FLIRT WITH NORTHERN SECTIONS BY
SUN-MON...BUT GIVEN COMBO OF CAPPING AND UNCERTAINTY...WILL KEEP
FORECAST DRY FOR NOW. TEMPERATURES MAYBE A BIT CONSERVATIVE
DEPENDING ON HOW QUICKLY SURFACE LAYER DRIES OUT -HOWERTON

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z TUESDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 652 PM CDT MON JUL 6 2015

MAIN CONCERN IS STRONG THUNDERSTORMS THAT WILL ARRIVE AT KCNU
NEAR START OF PERIOD. IFR CONDITIONS LIKELY WITH THESE STORMS.
RAIN SHOWERS WILL LIKELY BE IN THE VICINITY OF BOTH KHUT/KICT AT
THE ONSET OF FORECAST...BUT ONLY BRIEFLY. OTHERWISE VFR
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. ONE POTENTIAL CONCERN IS KICT/KHUT/KCNU
COULD SEE MVFR CEILINGS DEVELOP BETWEEN THUNDERSTORMS AND DRIER
AIR BEHIND FRONT. RETURNING FRONT SHOULD REMAIN OUTSITE OF SITE
THROUGH 0000 UTC. -HOWERTON

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    65  72  62  75 /  90  40  50  30
HUTCHINSON      63  72  60  77 /  60  30  30  20
NEWTON          63  73  61  74 /  80  40  50  30
ELDORADO        64  73  61  73 /  90  50  70  30
WINFIELD-KWLD   66  74  63  74 /  90  60  70  30
RUSSELL         62  77  58  80 /  30  10  10  10
GREAT BEND      62  76  58  79 /  30  10  10  10
SALINA          63  75  60  77 /  40  10  20  20
MCPHERSON       63  74  60  77 /  60  20  30  20
COFFEYVILLE     69  73  66  74 /  80  80  90  60
CHANUTE         66  73  64  73 /  90  80  90  60
IOLA            65  73  64  73 /  90  70  90  60
PARSONS-KPPF    68  73  65  74 /  80  80  90  60

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR KSZ069>072-083-
091>096-098>100.

&&

$$



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