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FXUS63 KLSX 242351

551 PM CST Mon Nov 24 2014

.SHORT TERM:  (Through Tonight)
Issued at 209 PM CST Mon Nov 24 2014

Focus thru the period will be temps with no precip anticipated.

System will continue to move newd thru the period with large area of
cloud cover advecting s into the region. Mdls are in somewhat good
agreement keeping at least the nrn half of the CWA cloudy overnight.
The remainder of the CWA is more uncertain with pockets within cloud
deck that may open after sunset. Cloud cover will have a big impact
on temps tonight. Strong winds are also expected to linger longer
than prev anticipated, but gusts shud diminish by mid evening.

Taking this into consideration, have trended temps tonight slightly
warmer than prev forecast.


.LONG TERM:  (Tuesday through Next Monday)
Issued at 304 PM CST Mon Nov 24 2014

(Tuesday through Thursday)

Latest models runs indicate the clipper that will move across
the area on Wednesday will be slightly deeper than previous runs
with slightly more QPF.  Have increased PoPs, particularly on
Wednesday, when the NAM and GFS show swath of decent ascent moving
across the CWA during the morning hours.  Precipitation type should
be mainly snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning before low
level  temperatures warm during the afternoon.  Should be enough
moisture with this clipper for some minor snow accumulations over
northeast Missouri and west central Illinois.  Then the system will
quickly move out of the area leaving Wednesday night and Thursday

Stayed close to reasonable MOS guidance for temperatures which will
be below normal through Thursday.

(Friday through Monday)

GFS and ECMWF agree that upper pattern will be zonal through the
extended period with an upper trough approaching the area from the
west by next Monday.  Even with the current agreement with the upper
pattern and no big systems moving across the area, timing of weak
troughs can be difficult with zonal flow so there is some
uncertainty with this forecast. Then there is good agreement in both
models that a cold front will move southeast across the area on
Sunday night, though with zonal flow staying over the area the
coldest air will not move into the area. Both models are showing
some precipitation developing along this front over the area on
Sunday and Monday.  Still looks like low level flow will be
southwestly on Friday and Saturday with 850mb temperatures near +10C
on both models on Saturday.  This supports above normal temperatures
both days.



.AVIATION:  (For the 00z TAFs through 00z Tuesday Evening)
Issued at 458 PM CST Mon Nov 24 2014

Low-mid level clouds continue to rotate southeastward through the
taf sites early this evening, southwest of the deep surface low
just northeast of the Great Lakes region. These clouds should
shift east of COU later this evening, but may continue to drop
southeastward through UIN and the St Louis metro area into the
overnight hours. The MVFR cloud heights will likely remain further
north in UIN, with cloud heights of 3500-6000 feet further south
at the other taf sites. These low-mid level clouds should
completely shift east of UIN and the St Louis metro area early
Tuesday morning. W-nwly surface winds should gradually weaken and
lose the gustiness through the night as the surface pressure
gradient relaxes. The surface wind wil back around to a swly
direction Tuesday afternoon at UIN and COU as the surface ridge
axis shfits southeast of these taf sites.

Specifics for KSTL: Low-mid level, VFR cloud ceilings will
continue in STL this evening, then scatter out by late tonight.
W-nwly surface wind will weaken to around 8 kts late tonight, then
become light early Tuesday evening.



Saint Louis     28  39  30  42 /   5   5   5  50
Quincy          22  35  25  38 /  10   5  10  60
Columbia        23  39  28  42 /   5   0  30  40
Jefferson City  24  40  27  43 /   5   0  20  30
Salem           27  37  25  41 /  10   5   0  50
Farmington      26  41  26  44 /   5   0   5  40




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