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FXUS63 KSGF 240541

1141 PM CST Fri Jan 23 2015

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Saturday)
Issued at 124 PM CST FRI JAN 23 2015

After some morning clouds and morning fog...skies have cleared out
nicely across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas.
Temperatures are actually quite seasonable this afternoon with
readings in the upper 30s to lower 40s. A weak surface high was
located over central Missouri this afternoon and we will continue
to see clear skies tonight with light winds.

Saturday looks to be another nice day across the area with a
west to southwest winds and sunny skies. Temperatures will be
about 10 degrees milder than today.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 124 PM CST FRI JAN 23 2015

A clipper system will be moving across the Midwest into the Ohio
River Valley on Sunday. This will move a dry cold front through
the area on Sunday and the winds will pick up out of the northwest
during the day. It will be gusty Sunday afternoon with wind gusts
up to 35 mph possible. The better potential for any precip will be
to our northeast but areas across central Missouri and the far
eastern Missouri Ozarks may see a few sprinkles or a light shower
Sunday as the system moves on by.

A dry northwest flow will keep the weather mostly quiet and dry
into next week with a ridge and height rises moving into the
region by the middle of next week. This will bring milder air into
the area with temperatures approaching the lower 60s by Wednesday
if not warmer. Another weak and moisture starved front will move
through Thursday to bring slightly cooler weather for the end of
next week. But overall above average temperatures and mostly dry
conditions will continue over the next 7 days with no significant
precip chances or systems.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday Night)
Issued at 1102 PM CST FRI JAN 23 2015

For the KSGF/KJLN/KBBG tafs: A weak sfc trough will pass through
the region toward 12z. While SREF guidance keeps better chances
for IFR cat ceilings well off to the north of the taf sites, could
briefly see some few-sct low stratocumulus clouds before low
levels mix and dry out after 16z. Low level winds increase as a
clipper low moves southeast into IA late in the taf period and
added low level wind shear to all sites.




SHORT TERM...Griffin
LONG TERM...Griffin
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