Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 250018

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
618 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 141 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017

A warm front early this afternoon was located across Central
Missouri roughly from Warsaw to Eminence. Temps were in the 60s
to around 70 across SE Kansas and SW Missouri where as low 50s
were observed across Central Missouri. Gusty winds were also
occuring as a strong surface low over Kansas moved northeast. An
elevated to locally significant fire risk will continue this
afternoon into early evening primarily southwest of a Joplin to
Branson line as RH values drop to 30 percent and winds remain

Cold front moves through the area during the overnight hours and
this with increased cloud cover will drop temps down to more
seasonable levels for Wednesday. No precipitation is expected
Today through Wednesday.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday Night through Tuesday)
Issued at 141 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017

Upper level flow will remain west to northwest with bouts of
shortwave energy moving through every few days. A dry Canadian
airmass will remain in place for much of the period therefore
precipitation chances will remain very low.

A slight chance of precipitation will return on Sunday as a
strong shortwave moves south into the area. Temperatures will
remain around average for the rest of the week into the weekend.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)

Pilots flying in and out of the southwest Missouri airports will
need to monitor for gusty surface winds and low level wind shear

Look for a 45 knot low level jet to develop this evening and
tonight creating some wind shear.

Otherwise, VFR conditions are expected over the next 24 hours as a
dry cold front sweeps across southern Missouri.

Safe Travels.




SHORT TERM...Burchfield
LONG TERM...Burchfield
AVIATION...Cramer is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.