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FXUS63 KSGF 092339

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service SPRINGFIELD MO
639 PM CDT FRI OCT 9 2015

...00z Aviation Update...

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Saturday)
Issued at 0315 PM CDT FRI OCT 09 2015

A much cooler airmass will settle southward into the Ozarks and Osage
Plains tonight as surface high pressure settles into the region. Post
frontal stratus will linger into early evening with gradual clearing
from the northwest.

With surface high pressure positioned over the region late tonight
into Saturday morning along with a relatively moist ground from
rain earlier today will support the development of patchy to areas
of fog. Will have to monitor for locally dense fog.

A spectacular fall day is in store for Saturday with plenty of
sunshine and a light wind.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 0315 PM CDT FRI OCT 09 2015

An extended period of quiet and dry weather is expected as we head
from this weekend into next week. Our region will remain under the
influence of a northwesterly flow pattern aloft allowing for the
passage of a couple of dry cold fronts.

Southerly winds and milder temperatures will return Sunday as
surface high pressure moves off to the east and the next front
approaches. Temperatures next week will be mild and oscillate
between slightly below to slightly above normal.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Saturday Evening)
Issued at 0629 PM CDT FRI OCT 09 2015

The low stratus deck currently over much of the region should
slowly erode tonight with time. JLN has already started to clear,
however, SGF and BBG are holding in the MVFR range. Skies should
clear by early morning with light and variable winds.

Given the recent rainfall, fog will be possible at all three
sites AM Saturday. Generally MVFR conditions are expected for
Branson and Springfield, however, cannot rule out IFR at times.
By mid AM, VFR conditions are anticipated through the end of the


.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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