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|Sunrise 7:25AM||Sunset 5:05PM||Thursday December 5, 2019 2:38 PM CST (20:38 UTC)||Moonrise 1:51PM||Moonset 12:50AM||Illumination 65%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wichita KS 1144 AM CST Thu Dec 5 2019
SHORT TERM. (Today through Saturday night) Issued at 312 AM CST Thu Dec 5 2019
Benign weather conditions have continued overnight across central, south central, and southeast Kansas with weak southerly winds and mostly clear skies (with the exception of some high clouds in southeast Kansas as of early this morning). During the day today, a low pressure system currently situated over the Central Great Basin will continue to move towards Kansas. As has been the trend over the past several days, latest deterministic models provide even drier solutions than previously forecast regarding rain chances later today. At this point, have severely limited POPs to southeast Kansas and still think they may be rather generous given the limited moisture availability. Continue to think better rain chances will be further south in eastern Oklahoma or further east into southern Missouri, but it is possible that southern portions of the area into southeast Kansas may receive a light rain shower or two this evening and overnight tonight. As the previous discussion mentioned, however, impacts look rather limited.
The main change following this system will be a noticeable drop in temperatures as breezy northerly winds usher in colder air on Friday and bring temperatures back down to near or slightly below normal values. The strongest winds should be during the early morning hours on Friday on the back side of the system, and then should gradually diminish during the afternoon on Friday. A large surface ridge is forecast to slide across the northern Plains and into the Mississippi Valley on Friday, which will switch winds back around on the back side to blow out of the south overnight.
This weekend's forecast looks to remain dry with well-above normal temperatures, though it will be a bit breezy as the pressure gradient across the forecast area tightens during the afternoon and evening on Saturday. Once again with this forecast issuance, bumped up wind speeds over the initialization grids/model blends in order to better account for the gradient winds.
LONG TERM. (Sunday through Wednesday) Issued at 312 AM CST Thu Dec 5 2019
To start the work week, another trough will swing across the central CONUS and there could be sufficient lift and moisture along a front to produce some precipitation in the area. However, at this time chances appear rather low and model disagreement continues. As previously discussed, the biggest change will be another drop in temperatures, which will return to near-normal or slightly below normal values through the first half of the work week as mostly dry conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.
AVIATION. (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon) Issued at 1144 AM CST Thu Dec 5 2019
Upper low over the central Rockies will move east-southeast across Kansas and Oklahoma during the evening and into the Ozarks late tonight. An increase in mid and high clouds can be expected this afternoon. A cold front is expected to make its way across the forecast area this evening, flipping winds around to the north and allowing some MVFR ceilings to overspread the area. North winds behind the front will be occasionally gusty through early Friday morning. The MVFR cigs are expected to improve by late Friday morning with VFR conditions possible by the end of the forecast valid period.
FIRE WEATHER. Issued at 312 AM CST Thu Dec 5 2019
Fire weather concerns will remain minimal over the next few days. However, by Monday afternoon an increase in wind speeds may produce high to very high grassland fire danger. This is subject to change over the next few days as the wind forecast is refined, so stay tuned for further details in the coming days.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Wichita-KICT 59 33 45 28 / 0 10 10 0 Hutchinson 58 31 43 27 / 0 10 10 0 Newton 58 31 43 27 / 0 10 10 0 ElDorado 59 33 43 28 / 0 20 10 0 Winfield-KWLD 62 35 45 28 / 0 20 10 0 Russell 56 29 42 28 / 0 10 10 0 Great Bend 56 29 42 27 / 0 10 10 0 Salina 59 30 42 28 / 0 10 10 0 McPherson 58 30 43 26 / 0 10 10 0 Coffeyville 64 37 47 28 / 0 30 10 0 Chanute 61 35 44 28 / 0 30 10 0 Iola 59 34 43 28 / 0 30 10 0 Parsons-KPPF 62 36 46 29 / 0 30 10 0
ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
SHORT TERM . TAV LONG TERM . TAV AVIATION . KED FIRE WEATHER . TAV
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