Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
502 AM CST Tue Jan 28 2020

.Discussion...
Issued at 303 AM CST TUE JAN 28 2020

Primary forecast focus is a low pressure system producing light snow
across much of the area.

Key Messages...

1. Light snow is expected Tuesday evening through around noon
Wednesday. A winter weather advisory is in effective for the far
southern counties.

2.  Less than an inch of snow is expected across most of the area;
however south of Highway 50 one to two inches of snow is expected.

3. The Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes may see
impacts as area roads may become slippery especially south of
Highway 50.

Discussion...

Split flow pattern dominating the region with a southern stream low
pressure system tracking well south of the area, while a northern
stream shortwave is currently moving out of the Rockies. These two
weather makers will bring light snow to the area beginning this
evening and ending mid-day Wednesday. More snow is expected across
Linn, Bates, Henry, Pettis and Cooper counties where a winter
weather advisory is in effect with up to two inches of snow
expected. This is due to the aforementioned low pressure system
south of the area. The rest of the area including the KC Metro will
see less than an inch of snow. The snow may impact the Tuesday
evening and Wednesday morning commutes with slippery roads
especially south of Highway 50. Snow will end across the Metro area
between 6 and 8 AM Wednesday. Areas east of the Metro area will see
light snow linger through about midday Wednesday before ending.
Otherwise patchy dense fog is expected across some of the eastern
and southeastern counties through mid morning.

Thursday high pressure will return, however clouds will hang tough,
so not much sunshine expected this will keep highs in the 30s.

Friday another shortwave moves across the area, however moisture
will be limited, so another cloudy day to round out the work week.
No snow or rain is expected at this time.

By the weekend sunny and warmer weather is expected with highs in
the 50s for Super Bowl Sunday as a warm high pressure system moves
across the region.

&&

.Aviation...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Wednesday Morning)
Issued at 459 AM CST TUE JAN 28 2020

IFR stratus clouds will continue and slowly lift to MVFR by early
afternoon. Light snow expected to hit the air terminals tonight
through Wednesday morning this will bring IFR cigs once again and
lowering visibilities. Snow accumulations will be less than an
inch.

&&

.EAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
KS...Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM this evening to noon CST
     Wednesday for KSZ060.

MO...Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM this evening to noon CST
     Wednesday for MOZ045-046-053-054.

     Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM CST this morning for MOZ045-054.

&&

$$

Discussion...Christensen
Aviation...Christensen


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