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FXUS63 KSGF 171749

1249 PM CDT Fri Oct 17 2014

Update to Aviation...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Sunday night)

A cool front was surging across southern Missouri this morning
causing surface breezes to shift to the northwest. There was
little change in temperatures with readings holding steady in the

A very dry air mass will persist across the region through the
weekend creating comfortable weather. Particularly anyone planning
outdoor activities, conditions will be ideal, with temperatures
warming into the 70s today. Readings in the 60s will be common
both Saturday and Sunday, as overnight lows fall into the 40s.

Regarding the synoptic pattern, amplification to the upper level
pressure structure will occur, with troughing to the east and
height rises to the west. The Ozarks will be caught in northwest
flow through Sunday, which is conducive to dry weather with no
precipitation chances.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Thursday)

By Monday, some signals suggest that a few showers and isolated
thunderstorms are possible across southern Missouri. The GFS
offers a solution favorable for some rain, as an upper level speed
max approaches from the northwest. The GFS`s upper jet structure
would be more ideal for rain as opposed to the ECMWF which
shows dry weather through Monday. We have leaned our forecast
closer to the GFS, and added a 20 percent chance for rain in all

The rest of next week looks dry and mild. A large upper ridge
gradually shifts across the nation`s mid section bringing plenty
of sunshine on an afternoon basis Tuesday through Thursday.

Afternoon highs next week should warm into the 60s and 70s, with
overnight lows in the 40s.

We are getting into the time of year when frost or freeze
conditions could be of concern to area produce operations. There
remains no indications of frost of freeze through the next seven

Have a great weekend !


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday Afternoon)
Issued at 1250 PM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014

For the KSGF, KJLN, and KBBG TAFS...VFR conditions are expected
this afternoon through Saturday and beyond. Mostly clear skies
with northwest to northerly winds can be expected through the TAF




LONG TERM...Cramer
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