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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1118 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 120 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

A cold and blustery day was occuring across the region as gusty
northwest winds continue to usher in a colder and drier air mass.
Even with sunshine, temps are remaining in the lower 30s.
Dewpoints upstream in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska were in the single
digits and this dry airmass will continue to build in tonight and
set us up for the coldest night so far this Winter season. Winds
will slowly die off tonight as a surface high pressure ridge
builds down to our west. With clear skies and dry air, temps will
tank tonight and went slightly below guidance. Most locations will
drop into the lower teens for lows however the valleys and
sheltered locations of the Ozarks may experience a few single
digit lows. Winds will stay around 5kts therefore wind chill
values will drop into the single digits to near zero. Winds will
be more out of the west southwest Friday and highs will be a few
degrees warmer than Today.

.LONG TERM...(Friday Night through Thursday)
Issued at 120 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

Northwest flow will persist through the weekend and all of next
week. No precipitation is expected. Shortwaves will drop down from
the north every 2-3 days and knock highs temps back down and the
cycle repeats. Sunday and Monday currently look like the warmest
days with highs in the 50s. Daily gusty winds and a dry airmass
will result in an elevated fire weather risk almost on a daily
basis. Drought conditions look to continue for the foreseeable
future.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 1115 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

The airmass in place over the Ozarks region will continue to bring
quiet weather to the region. This will allow for VFR flight
conditions across the region though Friday evening.

&&

.SGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MO...NONE.
KS...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Burchfield
LONG TERM...Burchfield
AVIATION...Hatch



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