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FXUS63 KLSX 221201

701 AM CDT Wed Oct 22 2014

.SHORT TERM:  (Through Late This Afternoon)
Issued at 429 AM CDT Wed Oct 22 2014

Broad surface ridge extending from the upper Great Lakes into the
Ozarks will bring the FA another sunny and dry autumn day.
Intensification of ridge over the past 24 hours has brought a bit
of cooler air to the region, which should result in afternoon
temps about 5 degrees cooler than those of yesterday.


.LONG TERM:  (Tonight through Tuesday)
Issued at 429 AM CDT Wed Oct 22 2014

There is a chance of rain showers from late tonight through
tomorrow afternoon as a trough swings through the northern US.
Instability still looks very limited across central and
northeastern MO, therefore no thunder is currently forecast.

Warming trend still looks on track for Friday through Sunday due
to an upper ridge building overhead. Sunday looks particularly
warm because surface winds will have turned southerly to
southwesterly around the back side of an elongated surface high.
Another low pressure system will approach the region early next
week, bringing a chance of rain from Monday through Tuesday.



.AVIATION:  (For the 12z TAFs through 12z Thursday Morning)
Issued at 700 AM CDT Wed Oct 22 2014

VFR weather will continue across the region thanks to sprawling and
slow moving surface ridge that extends from the upper Great Lakes
into the Ozarks and lower Mississippi Valley. Much like
yesterday, the cool dry airmass associated with the ridge should
mean Little if any cloudiness, with east-southeast surface winds
aob 10kts.

Specifics for KSTL: Clear skies and east-southeast winds aob 8 kts
are forecast for the next 24 hours.





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