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FXUS63 KSGF 170526

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1226 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 253 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

There will be two different areas of focus for thunderstorm
activity into this evening. A remnant outflow boundary which
extends from Vienna to Fort Leonard Wood to Nixa to just south of
Joplin will continue to kick up scattered to numerous storms into
this evening. Storm development will be aided by a broad and
persistent low level jet.

A second area of thunderstorm development will take place across
central Kansas along a synoptic cold front. This activity will
rapidly develop over the next few hours in a highly unstable
environment. Synoptic scale lift along the front and ahead of an
approaching short wave trough in combination with large theta-e
differences between the surface and 3 km agl will favor quick
upscale growth into line segments and eventually a large line of

This line of storms will then move southeast into southeastern
Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks later this evening. While
instability will be lower across southeastern Kansas and western
Missouri, there is a good likelihood that this line will contain
a fairly vigorous cold pool. There will therefore be the potential
for damaging winds across portions of southeastern Kansas and
western Missouri this evening. The line will then slowly weaken as
it moves southeast across the Missouri Ozarks later tonight.
Expectations are that the line will move out of south-central
Missouri early Thursday morning.

We will also continue to monitor the threat for flash flooding
tonight. Precipitable water values remain around 2.00". The
potential for training storms will persist along that outflow
boundary. Storms along the synoptic front will be more
progressive, but may still result in another round of heavy
rainfall. The going Flash Flood Watch will therefore be left

Skies will then clear from west to east across the area
on Thursday as high pressure builds in from the northwest. High
temperatures over most areas should be in the middle 80s.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
Issued at 253 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

Once the surface front moves through, surface high pressure moves
in and clears everything out. As we move into the weekend, an
upper level ridge begins to build back into the intermountain
west. This will bring temperatures back up to more seasonal
levels. Combined with an increase in moisture, heat index values
this weekend will climb into the low to mid 90s with values
approaching the mid to upper 90s along and west of Interstate 49.
A weak impulse moves through the area on Saturday bringing a least
a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day.

As for the eclipse day...skies look to be partly cloudy with the
chances for rain increasing to about 20-30% by the afternoon. An
upper level wave will transit the Northern Plains on Tuesday and
Wednesday which will allow a surface front to once again approach
the region. Showers and thunderstorms will be on the increase from
Tuesday through the end of the forecast.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1226 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

KSGF/KJLN/KBBG tafs: Line of broken convection has just moved
through KBBG with tsra/shra clearing the TAF sites by 12Z. Still
could see some MVFR ceilings and visibilities through 14Z. After
that expect VFR flight conditions with clearing skies.

With clear skies and light winds tonight will have to monitor for
some fog potential, mainly after 06Z though.


MO...Flash Flood Watch until 7 AM CDT this morning for MOZ066>068-

KS...Flash Flood Watch until 7 AM CDT this morning for KSZ073-097-101.



SHORT TERM...Schaumann
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