Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 061322

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
722 AM CST Wed Dec 6 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 135 AM CST Wed Dec 6 2017

Dry and seasonably chilly weather will prevail today ahead of an
reinforcing cold front. Highs today will generally be in mid and
upper 40s. Gusty westerly winds and dry airmass will once again
result in a limited to elevated fire weather risk.

The next cold front will push across the region tonight as a
shortwave mid level trough swings southeastward from the northern
Plains. This dry frontal passage will bring a wind shift to the
northwest and increasing cold air advection.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 135 AM CST Wed Dec 6 2017

A cold and blustery day is in store for Thursday. Strong cold air
advection with 850 MB temperatures around minus 10 degrees Celsius
will allow temperatures Thursday to only reach the lower and
middle 30s. Lows Thursday night will fall into the teens at most
locations. These cold temperatures coupled with a northwest wind
will yield wind chill values in the single digits early Friday

Temperatures will generally remain below normal through the
weekend into at least early next week as a result of high
amplified pattern. With a steep upper level ridge along the
Pacific Coast and deep upper trough across the eastern U.S.

Little and if any precipitation is expected the next several days.
There is the possibility of some light precipitation early next
week with passing upper level disturbances but there is low
confidence that any precipitation will materialize.

The dry weather conditions and periodic gusty winds will result
in an limited to elevated fire weather risk at times through next


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning)
Issued at 721 AM CST Wed Dec 6 2017

Pilots can VFR conditions at area terminals today through tonight.
Gusty westerly winds at the surface will shift to the northwest
tonight as a dry cold front moves across the region.




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