Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FXUS63 KSGF 120558

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1158 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 148 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

Arctic front was bisecting the area early this afternoon with 60
out east and low 20s in the west. Areas of drizzle and showers
were occuring along and ahead of the front with freezing drizzle
behind the front. A lack of cloud ice behind the front will
continue to allow mainly drizzle to occur. However, monitoring an
area of deeper clouds and cloud ice over northeast Texas streaming
north ahead of a large upper level trough moving in. If this cloud
ice makes it up here we may see a switch over to some sleet and
snow with pockets of freezing drizzle.

So far road impacts have been minor but am concerned they will
pick up for the evening commute. Do think that most of the
precipitation will exit the area overnight with some remaining
sleet/snow/drizzle across the eastern counties. Winds are also
going to quite gusty, with many gusts up to 40mph this evening.
Wind chills overnight will drop to -5 degrees by morning.Friday
looks cold with highs in the teens. CLouds will clear from west to

.LONG TERM...(Friday Night through Thursday)
Issued at 148 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

Northwest flow will continue through most of this period with
temps back down below freezing for many days ahead. A few systems
look to drop down from the Northwest by Sunday and Monday and may
squeeze out some light snow, especially north of Interstate 44.
Will need to watch the Monday night into Tuesday period with
respect to wind chills, as they are currently forecast to drop
below -10. Otherwise no major precipitation events are forecast at
this time.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 1156 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

Some lingering light snow or flurries and low MVFR ceilings will
continue to impact areas east of Joplin through 08 to 09z. Flight
conditions will then see improving conditions with VFR ceilings
and visibilities through the Friday evening.


MO...Winter Weather Advisory until midnight CST tonight for MOZ082-



SHORT TERM...Burchfield
LONG TERM...Burchfield
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