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FXUS63 KLSX 270854

254 AM CST FRI NOV 27 2015

.SHORT TERM: (Through Tonight)
Issued at 253 AM CST Fri Nov 27 2015

Focus continues to be precip chances and amounts. Late tonight,
focus turns to winter p-types. No changes to the Flood Watch at this

Cdfnt continues to slowly push swd thru the area early this morning.
Expect this fnt to continue to slowly sink swd and shud be along the
sern CWA boarder around 00z this evening. Mdls are in good agreement
regarding mass fields thru the period. However, there are some
differences regarding how quickly precip will shift swd.

Latest guidance suggests another wave of precip will push nwd into
the area this evening/overnight, which may push precip nwd again.
While some pockets of rain may push further nwd, believe the bulk of
the precip will remain across the srn half or so of the CWA.

Focus shifts to cold temps pushing into the region behind the fnt.
At most sites across the CWA, the max temp has already occurred. Some
areas across ern portions of the CWA may rise a degree or two yet
early this morning. Otherwise, expect temps to fall thru the day.
Temps across the CWA are expected to remain above freezing today,
perhaps not by much. However, freezing temps are expected to filter
into nrn portions of the CWA late tonight. Have continued mention of
FZRA late tonight into Sat morning. Still have not mentioned ice
accum across this area as low chance of occurrence and warm ground
temps shud prevent icing.


.LONG TERM: (Sunday through Next Thursday)
Issued at 333 PM CST Thu Nov 26 2015

Model solutions have come into much better agreement on mass
fields here, with the wound-up storm system ejecting into the
Plains on Monday and slowly tracking east--north of our region on
Tuesday-- with northwest flow aloft to follow on Wednesday. Large
model spread then resumes for next Thursday, where the EC shows a
much deeper storm trying to take shape for the mid-MS valley than
the GFS.

Either way, pattern is very supportive of keeping the very cold air
locked in Canada.  The approach of the main storm system Monday will
allow for one more decent rain chance at all locations after being
largely confined to southern MO and southern IL again on Sunday,
with dry wx for a change Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure
builds in, and probably will continue into Thursday.

Temps look to be around average for the November-December interface.



.AVIATION:  (For the 06z TAFs through 06z Friday Night)
Issued at 1145 PM CST Thu Nov 26 2015

FROPA has occurred over the last hour at both KCOU and KUIN, which
produced an immediate drop of cigs below 1000 feet, with a dip in
vsbys at KUIN into MVFR cat. Expect IFR cigs to hold tough
at these locations overnight and into at least Friday morning.
MVFR vsbys in moderate to occasionally heavy rain also expected
overnight, with a slow improvement on Friday morning as the
heaviest rain shifts to the south. Meanwhile, STL Metro will
remain in the warm sector for several more hours with VFR cigs aoa
5kft as pre-frontal showers slowly work in from the west, with
LLWS potential due to winds just off the surface in the 40-50kt
range. However, based on latest RUC guidance expect FROPA in the
11-13z time frame, with a rapid drop in conditions much as KCOU
and KUIN experienced between 04-05z. IFR cigs and MVFR vsbys
expected for much of the day on Friday.

Specifics for KSTL: Expect VFR cigs for several more hours as
pre-frontal showers gradually work into the area. Looking for a
rapid deterioration in conditions around 11z as strong cold front
pushes through the TAF area, with cigs immediately dropping into
the 400-700 ft range, with MVFR vsbys in moderate to heavy rain.
Expect IFR cigs and MVFR vsbys to persist for much of the day on



Saint Louis     52  39  42  39 / 100  90  60  50
Quincy          40  34  39  34 /  80  30  20  30
Columbia        41  34  37  36 / 100  70  50  50
Jefferson City  44  35  38  36 / 100  80  60  50
Salem           59  42  44  40 / 100 100  70  60
Farmington      57  39  42  39 / 100 100  80  70


MO...Flood Watch through Saturday morning FOR Crawford MO-Franklin MO-
     Jefferson MO-St. Charles MO-St. Louis City MO-St. Louis MO-
     Washington MO.

     Flood Watch from 6 AM CST this morning through Saturday morning
     FOR Iron MO-Madison MO-Reynolds MO-St. Francois MO-Ste.
     Genevieve MO.

     Flood Watch through late tonight FOR Audrain MO-Boone MO-
     Callaway MO-Cole MO-Gasconade MO-Lincoln MO-Moniteau MO-
     Montgomery MO-Osage MO-Warren MO.

IL...Flood Watch through Saturday morning FOR Madison IL-Monroe IL-
     St. Clair IL.

     Flood Watch from 6 AM CST this morning through Saturday morning
     FOR Clinton IL-Randolph IL-Washington IL.



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