Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KEAX 061005
AFDEAX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
405 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

.DISCUSSION...
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 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday Night)
Issued at 1133 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

Weak cold front entering far northwest Missouri will cause winds to
veer to the west-northwest over the next few hours. Moisture is
lacking below 8000 feet so no low-clouds or precipitation is expected
with this front. MVFR ceilings over southeast Nebraska could briefly
make it as far south as STJ or the KC area Saturday morning, but VFR
appears more likely.


&&

.EAX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
KS...NONE.
MO...NONE.
&&

$$

DISCUSSION...Blair
AVIATION...Hawblitzel



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