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FXUS63 KSGF 251951

251 PM CDT Fri Jul 25 2014

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Saturday)
Issued at 222 PM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

Not much change to the overall forecast. Today was a transition
to a brief period of hot weather as s-ssw winds kicked and the
eastward extension of the upper level ridge centered over the
southwest U.S. edged east back into the area. Increased sw winds
will bring somewhat warmer temperatures/heat index values area wide
on Saturday. Will reissue a heat advisory for a few western
counties Saturday afternoon where heat index values look to have
the best chance to reach 105 deg F, and most areas will at least
be near 100 deg F (heat index) for a time in the afternoon.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 222 PM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

A closed upper low centered over sw Saskatchewan will move
southeast and open up, pivoting around a persistent upper low over
or nearby Hudson Bay. This will drive a cold front south through
the region Sunday. Still have some small pops with the air mass
transition/front but overall deep moisture and rain chances look
to be fairly sparse. If some stronger updrafts can get going, we
could see some isolated severe storms late Saturday night into
Sunday, but chances look low at this point.

A persistent blocking pattern over the ne Pacific into North
America looks to remain in place for much of next week with hot
weather over the western U.S, and cool weather over much of the
central and eastern U.S.. Could see some very light
isolated/scattered showers/sprinkles late in the week, but feel
better chances for that will occur west of the region. Persistent
light east-northeast winds will keep the low levels dry and


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday Afternoon)
Issued at 1220 PM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

For the KSGF, KJLN, and KBBG TAFS...VFR conditions will occur at
the TAF sites this afternoon through Saturday morning and beyond.
Southwesterly winds, which could be gusty at times, will occur
this afternoon, then the winds will relax some this evening and
tonight before picking up Saturday morning. Winds will then pick
up and become more southwesterly Saturday morning.


MO...HEAT ADVISORY from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Saturday FOR MOZ066-077-088-

     HEAT ADVISORY until 7 PM CDT this evening FOR MOZ066-077-088.

KS...HEAT ADVISORY from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Saturday FOR KSZ073-097-101.

     HEAT ADVISORY until 7 PM CDT this evening FOR KSZ073-097-101.



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