Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 230446
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1046 PM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday night)
Issued at 215 PM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

A shortwave trough over the Lower Mississippi Valley area today is
progged to move east and northeast over the Southeastern U.S.
through tonight. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area
in the wake of the trough with light winds and clearing skies. This
will lead to good radiational cooling as wind speeds drop off with
lows falling into the low to mid 20s for some locations.

Mon-Tue...A mid/upper ridge will build over the central CONUS on Mon
while another vigorous trough builds into the Central Great
Basin/Southwest states. Low pressure is progged to deepen over the
Central High Plains resulting in breezy southeast winds across much
of Kansas on Mon into early Tue. This will help drive temperatures
into the mid and upper 50s on Mon. The mid/upper trough will move
over the Rockies and into the Central Plains of Nebraska on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a cold front will extend south of the low moving across
Kansas during the day on Tue. This will result in a wide range of
temperatures ranging from the low 60s over southeast KS to the upper
40s across much of central KS. Other than a few flurries, the bulk
of the qpf is expected to remain north of the forecast area.

Wed...Breezy northwest winds and low level cold air advection in the
wake of the front will result in seasonably cool conditions with
highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s for most locations.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Sunday)
Issued at 215 PM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

Dry and quiet weather conditions will prevail across the area
through the upcoming weekend as low level moisture is shunted well
south of the area. Temperatures will remain near climate normals
through the period.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night)
Issued at 1047 PM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

Except for some lingering MVFR cigs and perhaps patchy MVFR fog
vsbys in far southeast Kansas through 09z or so, VFR conditions
will prevail across the area overnight through Monday. Northwest
winds will become light and back to the southwest by dawn as the
surface ridge moves from central across eastern Kansas. Some high
cloudiness can be expected on Monday along with gusty south winds
across central Kansas by the afternoon as surface low pressure
deepens in the lee of the Rockies.

KED

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    29  55  39  58 /   0   0   0  10
Hutchinson      26  55  38  55 /   0   0   0  10
Newton          28  54  39  55 /   0   0   0  10
ElDorado        26  55  40  58 /   0   0   0  10
Winfield-KWLD   27  56  41  61 /   0   0   0  10
Russell         25  54  35  49 /   0   0   0  10
Great Bend      25  54  36  51 /   0   0   0  10
Salina          26  54  37  53 /   0   0   0  10
McPherson       27  54  37  54 /   0   0   0  10
Coffeyville     30  55  41  63 /   0   0   0  10
Chanute         29  53  39  61 /   0   0   0  10
Iola            29  52  39  60 /   0   0   0  10
Parsons-KPPF    29  54  40  62 /   0   0   0  10

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...MWM
LONG TERM...MWM
AVIATION...KED



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