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FXUS63 KSGF 200801

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
201 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

...Areas of Dense Fog This Morning...Unseasonably Mild
Temperatures This Weekend...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 128 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

Areas of dense fog will continue through early morning especially
for areas across central Missouri and the higher elevations of the
Ozark Plateau. We will monitor trends and area webcams, but some
of the dense fog advisory across extreme southern Missouri and
southeast Kansas may be expired early depending on
conditions. Clouds will be hard to break up today with mostly
cloudy skies expected and some gradual clearing from southwest to
northeast late in the day. Temperatures will be about 15 degrees
warmer than average. There might be some more patchy fog again
later tonight and early Saturday morning.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 128 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

A little more sun with some clouds can be expected on Saturday as
the area will be between two upper level systems. Temperatures
will warm nicely into the middle 60s for most locations. The next
upper level system will move across the southern U.S. Saturday
night into Sunday with the Ozarks on the northern side of the
system. A better chance of light rain and maybe isolated thunder
will move into the Ozarks Region late Saturday night into early on
Sunday. The best chance of rain will be south of I-44 and not much
for central Missouri or southeast Kansas. Rainfall amounts south
of I-44 will range from a couple tenths of an inch to half an

Relatively mild weather and some cloudiness for time to time will
continue into early next week. Another upper level system will
pass on by the region late Tuesday into early Wednesday and bring
a slight chance of showers across the northern portion of the
area. This feature will also move a cold front through the area
midweek with colder weather behind it. A big pattern change for
end of next week will bring more seasonable like temperatures to
the area.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 1129 PM CST Thu Jan 19 2017

Expect a bounce back and forth of IFR and MVFR conditions Tonight
at the TAF sites as clouds/fog move through. Restricted
visibilities from fog will continue off and on all night and into
the morning hours primarily at the SGF and BBG TAF sites. Dense
fog is possible at times. Confidence in dense fog is lower at JLN.
Ceilings will improve to VFR generally after 18z as the storm
system exits the region. Winds will remain light during the TAF


MO...Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM CST this morning for MOZ055>058-

KS...Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM CST this morning for KSZ073-097-



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