Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
FXUS63 KSGF 201730

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1230 PM CDT Sat May 20 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 240 AM CDT Sat May 20 2017

MCS is shifting off to the east. Strongest convection in our area
is on the eastern flank of the convection. The main near term
concern is where bowing can develop in nw-se line segments. Even
then progged soundings and observation indicate convection is
starting to have more difficulty becoming surface based. In any
case, high res models (HRRR) push convective outflow off to the
east. Convective redevelopment over the eastern cwfa may not be
particularly robust if stabilized by clouds/showers. Will

Rainfall: The near term concern is the eastern cwfa where
convection still has the potential to train from south to north.
We are in the process of switching flash flood warnings to areal
flood warnings over far sw MO.

Otherwise, an upper closed low over the Plains will move northeast
into the upper Midwest tonight with drier air and clearing
eventually moving in from the northwest.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 240 AM CDT Sat May 20 2017

Some chances for showers/tstms are expected, but we are not
looking at high impact weather during this period.

Sunday: Looks quiet/dry with sfc high pressure moving into MO.

Monday-Tuesday: A high amplitude pattern continues to be expected
over the CONUS with a longwave trough over the Plains and
Midwest. An approaching shortwave will bring the next chance of
showers/tstms late Mon-Tue, but amounts are expected to be fairly
light with better moisture down toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday: The upper level longwave trough axis passes through
Wed. Clouds, maybe some light precip will linger into Wed, but
hazardous weather impact is expected to be nil/very low.

Thursday-Friday: Thu looks dry again with sfc high pressure. In
general there is decent agreement with global models of the
pattern trying to become more zonal late in the week. We have some
rain chances by Fri with an approaching relatively weak approaching


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1229 PM CDT Sat May 20 2017

For the KSGF, KJLN, and KBBG TAFS: A cold front is currently
pushing east across the area early this afternoon. The front has
already ready spread east of the KJLN site and will spread
through the KSGF and KBBG sites early in the TAF period.

MVFR and IFR ceilings will be possible behind the front along
with some patchy drizzle. Winds will become westerly behind the
front. Ceilings should begin to lift late this afternoon into this
evening as an upper level low spreads east across the area.




AVIATION...Wise is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.