Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
404 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 352 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015

TODAY-TONIGHT:
RADIATIONAL FOG/STRATUS HAS PROMPTED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY FOR
MUCH OF THE AREA. VISIBILITIES CONTINUE TO TUMBLE ACROSS THE
AREA...WITH THE WORST OF THE FOG EXPECTED IN A BROAD SWATH FROM
ROUGHLY KHUT TO COTTONWOOD FALLS. EXPECT BROKEN CEILINGS WELL
INTO THE AFTERNOON...SO TEMPERATURES WILL BE SLOW TO CLIMB. HAVE
BACKED OFF ON MAXES ONCE AGAIN...BUT COULD SEE THEM GOING EITHER
WAY GIVEN HOW MUCH MODELS HAVE STRUGGLED WITH LOW LEVEL MOISTURE.
IN ABSENCE OF CONVECTION YESTERDAY IN SE KS...OPTED TO KEEP
FORECAST DRY TODAY/TONIGHT. THIS DESPITE IMPRESSIVE 850MB
DEWPOINTS AND PROXIMITY OF UPPER CIRCULATION. CONVECTION THAT DID
OCCUR JUST OUTSIDE THE FORECAST AREA YESTERDAY SEEMED TO BE
ANCHORED TO 500MB TROUGH. SOME POTENTIAL FOR FOG AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT...
BUT PLAN TO LET DAY SHIFT DIAGNOSE THAT CLOSER.

MON-TUE:
ADVERTISED RIDGING STILL LOOKS GOOD THIS PERIOD. MODELS STRUGGLING
ONCE AGAIN WITH TIMING/LOCATION OF MID LEVEL BAROCLINIC ZONE AND
RESULTING THREAT OF ELEVATED PRECIPITATION. INHERITED FORECAST WAS
NEARLY DRY...AND TRIMMED BACK A BIT MORE GIVEN UNCERTAINTY AND
LATEST MODEL RUNS. WARMER TEMPERATURES STILL APPEAR ON
TRACK. -HOWERTON

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 352 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015

DECENT MODEL AGREEMENT SO MADE ONLY MINOR TWEAKS TO GOING
FORECAST. PRECIPITATION CHANCES LOOK SLIM GIVEN FASTER FLOW ALOFT
REMAINS NORTHWEST OF THE AREA. BASED ON PATTERN VERIFICATION...
TEMPERATURES LOOK TO BE SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN INITIALIZATION GRIDS.
-HOWERTON


&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SUNDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1152 PM CDT SAT AUG 29 2015

MOIST/LOW LEVEL CYCLONIC FLOW WILL AFFECT LOCATIONS ALONG AND
EAST OF THE KANSAS TURNPIKE DURING THE FORECAST VALID PERIOD.
AREAS OF STRATUS AND FOG ARE EXPECTED TOWARD DAWN...WITH MODEST
CONFIDENCE ON MVFR CIGS/VSBYS. A PERIOD OF IFR IS ALSO POSSIBLE
MAINLY ALONG THE I-135 CORRIDOR AND PERHAPS OVER THE FLINT HILLS.
WHILE CIGS SHOULD GRADUALLY LIFT ON SUNDAY...DIURNAL HEATING
SHOULD ALLOW CIGS TO PERSIST INTO EARLY AFTERNOON SUNDAY.

KED


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    86  66  94  70 /  10   0  10  10
HUTCHINSON      86  64  94  69 /   0   0  10  10
NEWTON          85  65  93  68 /  10  10  10  10
ELDORADO        85  65  92  69 /  10  10  10  10
WINFIELD-KWLD   86  66  94  70 /  10   0  10  10
RUSSELL         89  63  98  69 /   0   0  10  10
GREAT BEND      88  63  97  69 /   0   0  10  10
SALINA          85  65  94  69 /   0   0  10  10
MCPHERSON       86  64  93  68 /   0   0  10  10
COFFEYVILLE     86  68  90  70 /  10  10  10  10
CHANUTE         85  67  90  70 /  10  10  10  10
IOLA            84  67  89  69 /  10  10  10  10
PARSONS-KPPF    86  68  90  70 /  10  10  10  10

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR KSZ032-033-
047>053-067>072-082-083-091.

&&

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