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AFDICT

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
1231 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...UPDATED FOR 18Z AVIATION DISCUSSION...

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 335 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

TODAY-TONIGHT:
CHALLENGING FORECAST WITH MOIST AXIS STILL POINTING ACROSS
SOUTHEAST KS AND REMNANTS OF HIGH PLAINS CONVECTION LURKING IN
WESTERN KS. WILL CONTINUE MOST OF FLASH FLOOD WATCH AND FAIRLY
HIGH POPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST KS...ESPECIALLY GIVEN APPROACHING
SHORTWAVE/VORTICITY MAXIMUM...AND SMALL POPS FOR SHOWERS
POTENTIALLY DEVELOPING AND/OR MOVING IN FROM THE WEST IN THE UPPER
DIFFLUENCE. WITH SHORTWAVE PASSAGE AROUND 0000 UTC...EXPECTING
PRECIPITATION TO WANE RAPIDLY THIS EVENING. IF SKIES SUBSTANTIALLY
CLEAR...WHICH IS NOT COMPLETELY CERTAIN...COULD SEE FOG/DENSE FOG
LATE TONIGHT.

MON-MON NIGHT:
MON CONTINUE TO BE THE MOST CHALLENGING DAY OF THE FORECAST.
CONSIDERABLE MOISTURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE AND MODELS CONTINUE TO
SHOW INSTABILITY SOARING DURING THE DAY. WEAK SHEAR/HIGH CAPE
ENVIRONMENT WOULD FAVOR LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN AND MICROBURSTS IF
ANY STORMS DEVELOP. BOUNDARY LAYER CIN SUGGEST AREA MAY REMAIN
CAPPED...WHICH IS POSSIBLE GIVEN WEAK FORCING DURING THE DAY.
FORCING WILL INCREASE DURING THE EVENING AS NEXT SHORTWAVE MOVES
THROUGH...WITH POPS INCREASING ACCORDINGLY.

TUE:
WITH SHORTWAVE LIKELY OUT OF THE AREA BY 1200 UTC...NOT
ANTICIPATING ANY PRECIPITATION DURING THE DAY. DID HAVE TO
DRIBBLE LOW POPS ALONG NE BORDER FOR CONSISTENCY. -HOWERTON

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 335 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

NO BIG CHANGES FROM 24 HOURS AGO...WITH UPPER PATTERN STILL
FAVORING A RELOADING WESTERN TROUGH WITH RIPPLES EMBEDDED IN THE
WEST-SOUTHWEST FLOW ACROSS THE PLAINS. WITH WEAK SURFACE FLOW AND
DIFFUSE TO NON-EXISTENT SURFACE BOUNDARY...CONVECTION TIMING/
LOCATION WILL BE TOUGH TO PIN DOWN. INITIALIZATION GRIDS STILL
HAVE LOW POPS ALL PERIODS...AND GIVEN UNCERTAINTY IN TIMING
RIPPLES...WILL KEEP THEM GOING. TEMPERATURES LIKELY RUNNING A BIT
CONSERVATIVE ON MAXES GIVEN OPTIMISTIC PRECIPITATION FORECAST.
-HOWERTON

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z MONDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1231 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

AVIATION CONCERNS WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE 24 HOUR FORECAST
PERIOD WITH LOW CEILINGS AT LEAST OFF AND ON AS MOIST LOW LEVEL
BOUNDARY CONDITIONS PERSIST. MVFR CEILINGS ARE PRESENT AT MOST
TERMINALS THIS AFTERNOON AT LEAST OFF AND ON AND EXPECT THIS TO
PERSIST. AN AREA OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IS OVER NORTHERN OKLAHOMA AND EXPECT THAT TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD
AND IMPACT THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING. LOWER CEILINGS
ARE EXPECTED DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND COULD DROP TO IFR TO
LIFR. EXPECTING TO LIFT AGAIN DURING THE MORNING HOURS BACK TO
MVFR.

BILLINGS WRIGHT

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    70  59  83  62 /  30  30  20  30
HUTCHINSON      70  58  83  60 /  20  20  20  30
NEWTON          70  57  82  61 /  30  30  20  30
ELDORADO        70  59  81  62 /  50  40  20  30
WINFIELD-KWLD   70  58  82  62 /  50  40  20  30
RUSSELL         71  56  78  57 /  20  20  20  40
GREAT BEND      71  56  79  58 /  20  20  20  30
SALINA          72  58  81  60 /  20  20  20  40
MCPHERSON       71  57  82  60 /  20  20  20  30
COFFEYVILLE     72  59  81  65 /  90  80  30  30
CHANUTE         70  60  80  64 /  80  80  30  40
IOLA            70  60  80  64 /  80  80  30  40
PARSONS-KPPF    71  60  81  64 /  90  80  30  40

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR KSZ053-069-
083-092-093.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH MONDAY MORNING FOR KSZ070>072-094>096-
098>100.

&&

$$



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