Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 231026

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
526 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...12z Aviation Forecast Update...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 229 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Much of the area saw a good soaker from the slow moving upper
level low pressure system. That storm system is slowly pulling
away from the Ozarks Region today. Showers will continue to rotate
on the back side of the low across the eastern Ozarks this morning
with a gradual ending from west to east. Most of the area will
remain cloudy today with the exception across the far western or
northwestern areas may see some peaks of sun late this afternoon.
Temperatures today will be coolest across eastern Ozarks and a
little milder over southeast Kansas. Clouds will eventually clear
from west to east late tonight into early Tuesday morning.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 229 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Tuesday looks like a much better day for the entire area with
afternoon highs reaching the upper 60s to lower 70s with sunshine.
Northwest flow will set up this week keeping temperatures just
slightly below average. Another fast moving short wave and weak
cold front will arrive late Tuesday night into Wednesday with a
chance for scattered showers and knock out temperatures back down
a bit on Wednesday. Another shortwave and weak front will move
through Thursday night into Friday morning with small rain
chances. The weather pattern shifts to nicer weather by next
weekend with models indicating a nice upper level ridge developing
across the Central U.S. which will bring warmer weather and
finally more spring like temperatures to the region with
sunshine. Keep our fingers cross next weekend is looking much


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Tuesday morning)
Issued at 513 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Pilots will see variable ceilings and visibilities this morning
with solid IFR conditions for SGF...LIFR to IFR conditions for a
few hours for BBG...and MVFR for JLN. Joplin will be the first to
improve today with VFR expected by this afternoon. SGF and BBG
will likely improve to MVFR by midday or this afternoon. SGF and
BBG will likely see stratus and light fog developing again late
tonight with IFR ceilings very possible. Winds will be northerly
with some gusts for SGF and JLN up to 20 knots possible this
afternoon. Winds will relax this evening and overnight.




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