Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:35AM||Sunset 5:13PM||Wednesday December 13, 2017 4:59 AM CST (10:59 UTC)||Moonrise 3:07AM||Moonset 2:42PM||Illumination 25%|
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national weather service wichita ks
330 am cst Wed dec 13 2017
Short term (today through Friday night)
issued at 330 am cst Wed dec 13 2017
the focus remains on elevated grassland fire danger in central ks
this afternoon. For details please refer to "fire weather" section
that appears at the end of this discussion.
The upper-deck longwave trough deeper than the marianas trench is
moving slowly east toward the atlantic coast. At 2 am, the trough
extended from the ontario quebec border to just off the mid-
atlantic coast. The wave has begun to take on a negative tilt. The
ultra-high amplitude upper-deck ridge that has been parked over
the western u.S. Is slowly retrograding toward the pacific coast.
The pattern continues to keep the great plains under a strong nw
regime that is sending another clipper sailing across the northern
plains. The strengthening surface cyclone moving from the dakotas
to the lower great lakes will send a ne-sw oriented trough across
ks this morning. The NW gradient in the wake of the trough is
fairly tight & will cause the NW winds to increase. Though close,
the winds should remain below advisory criteria. The downslope
component would produce warmer weather especially in southeast ks.
the next se-sprinting mid-level shortwave will spread extensive
clouds into ks late tonight but won't offset the cold advection to
prevent lows from reaching around 30. The lowest ~10,000ft of the
airmass remains predominantly dry. As such dry weather continues.
Thu & Thu night:
with the clipper approaching the mid-mississippi valley Thu would
be much cooler with highs in the lower to mid 40s. A 925-850 mb
moisture axis moves SE across ks Thu afternoon & Thu night. There
is sufficient lift associated with the approaching & strengthening
upper-deck trough to produce some light rain across central ks in
the afternoon and south-central & southeast ks Thu evening. The
effects of the clipper would be felt strongest Thu night with lows
in central ks near 20, but because of the fast-moving mid-level
short wave the rain would be short-lived & would vacate the area
before sub-freezing temperatures arrive.
Fri & Fri night:
the work-week ends on a dry note as the western u.S. Ridge, though
deamplifying, spreads rapidly east across the northern plains. The
onsetting & deepening westerly mid-upper flow would produce
slightly warmer temperatures areawide.
Long term (Saturday through Tuesday)
issued at 330 am cst Wed dec 13 2017
the first really legitimate chance for precipitation to occur this
month should arrive Sat night as the next mid-upper wave, which|
would force the deamplifying upper-deck ridge east across the
northern plains, strengthens greatly as it digs from the northern
plains to the desert southwest. The rapidly-deepening wave will
send a cold front SE that may find sufficient moisture to produce
rain, especially across southeast ks Sat night. A transition to
light snow would occur across central ks late Sat night with light
rain light snow mixture pictured for most of south-central and
southeast ks. Because of the rapid progressive pattern, all
precipitation should depart southeast ks Sun morning.
dry & slightly warmer weather returns to ks as predominantly
westerly flow spreads across the region.
Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Wednesday night)
issued at 1138 pm cst Tue dec 12 2017
vfr conditions expected the next 24 hours. Main story will be
strong gusty northwest winds developing mid to late morning
Wednesday, as an upper level disturbance and associated cold front
move southeast across mid-america. Winds should begin subsiding
by late afternoon and early evening.
Issued at 330 am cst Wed dec 13 2017
the passing surface trough will induce winds to become
northwesterly & increase considerably later this morning. The warm
dry advection coupled with sustained speeds from 20 to 30 mph will
cause the grassland fire danger to briefly reach the "extreme"
category in parts of central ks early this afternoon, especially
in lincoln & russell counties. The short duration (around 1 pm) of
the extreme fire danger dictates not hoisting the red flags for
Preliminary point temps pops
Wichita-kict 61 31 46 27 0 0 10 20
hutchinson 61 29 46 25 0 0 10 20
newton 60 29 44 25 0 0 10 20
eldorado 60 29 44 26 0 0 10 20
winfield-kwld 62 30 46 27 0 0 0 10
russell 60 28 45 21 0 0 20 10
great bend 60 28 46 21 0 0 20 10
salina 60 29 45 25 0 0 20 20
mcpherson 60 28 45 24 0 0 10 20
coffeyville 63 30 44 27 0 0 0 10
chanute 60 30 42 27 0 0 10 10
iola 59 29 42 26 0 0 10 10
parsons-kppf 62 29 43 26 0 0 10 10
Ict watches warnings advisories
Short term... Eps
long term... Eps
fire weather... Eps
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|Wichita Jabara Airport, KS||24 mi||65 min||SW 10||10.00 mi||Fair||37°F||26°F||65%||1010.9 hPa|
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