Thursday, August22, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Bingham, IL

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Sunrise 6:18AMSunset 7:46PM Thursday August 22, 2019 12:33 PM CDT (17:33 UTC) Moonrise 11:36PMMoonset 12:49PM Illumination 54% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bingham, IL
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Area Discussion for - St. Louis, MO
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area forecast discussion... Updated aviation
national weather service saint louis mo
602 am cdt Thu aug 22 2019

Short term (through late Friday afternoon)
issued at 335 am cdt Thu aug 22 2019
a cold front which is currently over northern missouri will drift
southward through the day. The 850mb wind is forecast to continue
to blow out of the south-southwest producing low level moisture
convergence along the low level baroclinic zone. All models show
periods of showers and thunderstorms continuing along and south of
the front through the day... With the highest QPF greatest coverage
along and south of i-70. Models continue to show precipitable
water values in excess of 2 inches and warm-cloud depth is in
excess of 12,0000 feet according to forecast soundings. Showers
and storms will therefore be capable of very efficient rainfall
rates. With this potential for heavy rain, will keep the flash
flood watch in place this morning.

The upper level trough which is driving this front southward will
gradually deepen, and both the GFS and ECMWF finally push the front
into arkansas Friday morning. The GFS and NAM still kick some low
level moisture convergence and QPF north of the front up into
central, east central, and southeast missouri on Friday while the
ecmwf remains dry except for far southern missouri. Convection
allowing models have mixed solutions with some showing some light
rain and others remaining dry. Am leaning toward the drier
solution... Though i'm not ready to go "dry" just yet so will keep
chance pops going on Friday. Temperatures both today and Friday
should be cooler in the upper low to mid 80s across most of the area
due to clouds and precip today, and then cooler drier air moving in
behind the front.


Long term (Friday night through Wednesday)
issued at 335 am cdt Thu aug 22 2019
Thursday night to Tuesday night
the latest GFS and ECMWF have trended drier for Friday night through
Sunday. While the ec has always been the drier of the two models due
to its stronger solution on the long wave trough, the GFS looks like
it's catching up to the ec solution. This means that the surface
front will have more push to the south and southwest. The ridge
back to the west over the upper midwest and the great lakes is also
stronger which helps to shove the low level baroclinic zone a bit
further south... Additionally, the 850mb flow turns parallel to the
baroclinic zone on Saturday so low level forcing looks like it will
be weak if there's any at all. The next upstream short wave dips
into the mississippi valley early Sunday which turns 860mb flow back
to the southwest... However the surface high hangs in strong which
should keep boundary layer moisture relatively low and reduce the
chance of any precip. Highs both days still look to be in the low
80s and with dew point temperatures in the 60s it should feel pretty
nice after the recent heat and humidity we've been experiencing.

The weather looks like it will become more unsettled again for
Monday through Wednesday. Medium range models show a strong upper
level low developing over southern canada in that time frame, and
the long wave trough extending from the low into the mid mississippi
valley. However, the GFS is about 24 hours faster than the ECMWF in
moving the the upper trough into the mississippi valley and pushing
the attendant surface cold front south through missouri and
illinois. Therefore the GFS would be warm and stormy Monday and
Monday night, but the front would be through the area by noon
Tuesday, and the ECMWF hangs on to the warmth, humidity and
precipitation through 12z Wednesday. The Tuesday-Wednesday forecast
is therefore low confidence, but Monday looks warm and humid with
highs approaching 90 degrees again... And a chance of


Aviation (for the 12z tafs through 12z Friday morning)
issued at 558 am cdt Thu aug 22 2019
a cold front will drift south through the area today. Wide spread
showers and occasional thunderstorms are likely today. Some storms
may produce heavy rain and ifr flight conditions today, especially
along and south of i-70. As the front shifts south, ceilings are
expected to rise and the threat for rain and lower flight
conditions will decrease from north to south. However, the front
is not expected to make it all the way through the forecast area
tonight, and current indications are that low MVFR and possibly
ifr flight conditions could develop over the eastern ozarks in the
vicinity of the front late tonight.


Preliminary point temps pops
Saint louis 81 68 81 63 60 30 20 10
quincy 80 59 79 58 30 20 10 0
columbia 80 64 79 62 60 40 30 20
jefferson city 79 66 81 62 60 40 40 20
salem 80 66 81 59 60 40 30 10
farmington 79 67 79 60 60 40 50 20

Lsx watches warnings advisories
Mo... Flash flood watch until 10 am cdt this morning for audrain mo-
boone mo-callaway mo-cole mo-crawford mo-franklin mo-
gasconade mo-jefferson mo-lincoln mo-moniteau mo-montgomery
mo-osage mo-pike mo-saint charles mo-saint francois mo-
saint louis city mo-saint louis mo-sainte genevieve mo-
warren mo-washington mo.

Il... Flash flood watch until 10 am cdt this morning for bond il-
calhoun il-clinton il-fayette il-greene il-jersey il-
macoupin il-madison il-marion il-monroe il-montgomery il-
randolph il-saint clair il-washington il.

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Litchfield Municipal Airport, IL27 mi39 minN 07.00 miRain73°F70°F91%1016.9 hPa

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Wind History from 3LF (wind in knots)
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