Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 221019

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
519 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...12z Aviation Forecast Update...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 225 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

A slow moving upper level low pressure was just centered to our
west and slowly moving southeastward. Showers off and on with
pockets of more steady rainfall will be likely for today into
tonight. Total rainfall expected with this system still remain
between a half inch to one inch with a few locations possibly
getting a little more than an inch across south central or
far southern Missouri. Temperatures will be more much today with
cloud cover and rain in the area. Temperatures will likely stay
mostly in the 50s todays and tonight.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 225 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

The upper level low will slowly exit the region on Monday but
clouds and lingering showers will remain across the eastern half
of the area through at least Monday morning or midday. Clouds will
not start clearing from west to east until Monday night. Tuesday
will be a better day and milder with some sun and clouds and highs
in the upper 60s. Another weak cold front will move through
Tuesday night into Wednesday with a few showers. The overall
weather pattern for the rest of the week will be in a northwest
flow in the upper levels. This will keep the weather fairly dry
and seasonable cool temperatures. Temperatures may run just a tad
below average for this time of year.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Monday morning)
Issued at 507 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

Pilots can expected ceilings and visibilities to be bouncing
around from time to time with light to moderate rain showers and
micro effects due to local topography. Rain will be likely for all
TAF sites today tapering off to more scattered showers by this
evening. MVFR ceilings and visibiliies will be the main rule of
thumb. There is potential for the occasional IFR ceiling drops
later today into tonight but confidence was not high enough to put
in TAFs. Winds will be around 10 knots easterly shifting to
northeasterly and then northerly throughout the 24 hour period.




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