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FXUS63 KEAX 112005

305 PM CDT Thu Sep 11 2014

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Sunday Afternoon)
Issued at 305 CDT THU SEP 11 2014

Below normal temperatures will be the main story in the short term
as chilly 850 mb air filters down into the region and cloud cover
continues to hold afternoon temperatures down. The main upper trough
associated with Wednesday`s cold frontal passage will slide over the
region tomorrow, pushing another slug of low stratus and drizzle
down into the forecast area, and fueling a few light rain showers
across at least the northern half of the CWA. The upper trough will
then depart as surface high pressure slides into the region on
Friday night, allowing surface temperatures to plummet to near
record lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s throughout the forecast

High pressure will linger over the area through Saturday, but more
sunshine and the departure of the coldest air aloft will allow highs
to reach the lower to middle 60s throughout the forecast area.
Return flow on the back side of the high and zonal flow aloft on
Sunday will continue the trend of increasing temperatures, bringing
highs back into the 70s.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday Evening through Thursday)
Issued at 305 CDT THU SEP 11 2014

Another frontal boundary will slide into the area on Monday, but
without a surge of cold air nearly as strong as what is coming into
the area late this week. This front will send temperatures into the
low/mid 50s Monday night with highs on Tuesday in the upper 60s to
near 70. Weak elevated instability ahead of and along the front will
be supportive of a few thunderstorms Monday afternoon but
ingredients do not appear favorable for severe storms or widespread
heavy rain.

Frontal boundary will remain stretched across the Ozarks through
Tuesday night and will then return back into northern Missouri by
Wednesday afternoon. This will bring a return to warmer temperatures
by mid week with some areas reaching 80 degrees by Thursday.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday Afternoon)
Issued at 1230 CDT THU SEP 11 2014

Lower-end MVFR ceilings may gradually lift or scatter out early this
afternoon, but will be replaced by thick stratocu with bases around
or slightly above 2 kft. Winds will remain out of the north northeast
between 10-12 kts during the daytime hours, then will weaken
overnight. Another push of lower-end MVFR to IFR stratus and a few
isolated showers will arrive after 09z-12z Friday, bringing ceilings
back below 2 kft for the remainder of the forecast period.




LONG TERM...Hawblitzel
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