Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 211157
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
657 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Saturday night)
Issued at 245 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Gusty southerly winds may flirt with advisory level conditions again
today while helping to drive high temperatures into the mid and
upper 90s. These values should remain shy of record highs but well above
normal for late September.

Fri-Sat...similar weather can be expected for both Friday and
Saturday with unseasonably mild temperatures and dry & windy weather
conditions.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Wednesday)
Issued at 245 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Showers and thunderstorms will become more likely as we move late
into the weekend and through early next week as a deep upper
trough situated across the Great Basin area shears eastward with
abundant low level moisture surging north across the southern and
central Plains states. A prolonged period of more widespread
showers and storms appears likely with the potential for heavy
rain.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Friday morning)
Issued at 657 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017

VFR conditions are expected across the region today.  The main
concern will be strong gusty south winds for the afternoon hours.

Ketcham

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Issued at 245 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Gusty winds will combine with minimum relative humidities in the
25-40 percent range driving the grassland fire danger index into
the very high category along and west of I-135 this afternoon.
Similar conditions may develop across portions of central Kansas
on Friday afternoon.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    95  74  92  70 /  10  10   0   0
Hutchinson      96  73  93  70 /  10  10   0   0
Newton          95  73  92  70 /  10  10   0   0
ElDorado        93  74  91  70 /  10  10   0   0
Winfield-KWLD   94  73  92  70 /  10  10   0   0
Russell         98  74  95  71 /  10  10   0  10
Great Bend      98  72  94  70 /  10  10   0  10
Salina          97  76  95  72 /  10  10   0   0
McPherson       96  72  93  70 /  10  10   0   0
Coffeyville     92  73  91  69 /  10  10   0   0
Chanute         91  72  90  69 /  10  10   0   0
Iola            91  71  90  68 /  10  10   0   0
Parsons-KPPF    91  73  91  69 /  10  10   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...MWM
LONG TERM...MWM
AVIATION...Ketcham
FIRE WEATHER...MWM



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