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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1234 PM CDT Sun Jul 20 2014

...AVIATION UPDATE...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 240 AM CDT SUN JUL 20 2014

It is a quiet morning across southeast Kansas and the Missouri
Ozarks. Skies were generally mostly clear and winds were light.
Temperatures starting off in the lower 60s this morning a few degrees
milder than the previous morning. Mostly sunny skies will continue
today with temperatures a few degrees warmer into the middle and
upper 80s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 240 AM CDT SUN JUL 20 2014

There are no changes in the forecast for next week. Height rises
with an upper level ridge building across the southern and central
U.S. will bring warmer temperatures for this upcoming week. The
hottest day appears to be Tuesday afternoon where highs will be in
the lower and middle 90s. The heat index values will be between
100 and 104 a few days this week. It will be the warmest weather
so far this Summer but nothing unheard of for late July.

A shortwave will ride over the ridge through the Midwest by mid
week and bring down a weak front. This will bring a chance for
scattered showers and thunderstorms late Tuesday night through
Wednesday night before the front eventually washes out.
Temperatures will cool off a few degrees for the end of the week
but around seasonable average for late July. Another shortwave and
front will move into the area by next weekend and bring another
round of showers and thunderstorms.

There is some indication in the longer range models of another
strong trough developing across the Midwest and eastern U.S. just
beyond next weekend which would bring another break from the
Summertime heat and much cooler temperatures towards the end of
July.

&&

.AVIATION...

Good afternoon pilots and all others within the aviation community.

Fair weather VFR conditions are expected over the next 24 hours.

There is a field of cumulus clouds that will persist through this
afternoon. Those are hovering around 3000 feet above the surface
at all three airports including Springfield, Branson, and Joplin.
These clouds should dissipate as we begin to cool this evening.
Mostly clear skies are then expected through the rest of tonight.

Surface winds will be light and from the south. Branson airport
could experience light and variable, or even calm winds tonight
upon sunset.

No obstructions to visibilities are expected at this time.

Safe Travels.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Griffin
LONG TERM...Griffin
AVIATION...Cramer






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