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FXUS63 KSGF 191920

220 PM CDT Sat Apr 19 2014

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Monday Night)
Issued at 217 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

It was a beautiful day across the Ozarks as short wave ridging
aloft and departing surface high pressure brought sunny skies
and warm temperatures to the region. Winds were picking up a bit
as the surface high slowly moves east with the winds along and
west of Highway 65 gusting at times to around 20 mph.

Mild weather is expected overnight tonight as the ridge aloft
continues to move east. Winds will remain breezy as surface low
pressure over the central plains makes a slow move towards the
area and the surface pressure gradient stays fairly tight.

Models have continued the trend of slower progression with the
system expected for late Sunday into Monday. Clouds and low level
moisture will continue a slow increase on the breezy southerly
winds into Sunday evening.

Showers and some isolated thunder will begin to impact
southeastern Kansas and western Missouri late Sunday night with a
cold front finally moving across the region by midday Monday.
Showers and scattered thunderstorms will linger through most of
the day Monday with high pressure moving over the region out of
Canada Monday night.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Saturday)
Issued at 217 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

Upper level ridging will bring tranquil weather and near normal
temperatures to the region during the midweek period. Global
models then bring an upper level trough out into the Plains from
Wednesday night into Thursday...before moving this feature into
the Mississippi Valley region by Thursday night. This will spell
our next decent shot at showers and thunderstorms. The air mass
behind that system does not look at all that cool with
temperatures at or slightly below normal.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday Afternoon)
Issued at 111 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

Pleasant flight conditions are expected through noon Sunday as a
ridge of high pressure moves over the region. No impacts to
aviation are expected.




LONG TERM...Schaumann
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