Wednesday, August21, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Hettick, IL

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Sunrise 6:17AMSunset 7:50PM Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:03 AM CDT (12:03 UTC) Moonrise 10:07PMMoonset 10:53AM Illumination 67% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hettick, 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
640 am cdt Wed aug 21 2019

Short term (through late Thursday afternoon)
issued at 415 am cdt Wed aug 21 2019
primary focus in the short term continues to be convection the
effects the precipitation and clouds will have on temperatures. A
cold front currently over iowa will drift slowly south today through
Thursday. Persistent south-southwesterly flow at 850mb will
continue to drive warm and moist air up into the mid mississippi
valley. Rap, gfs, NAM and ECMWF all show persistent 850mb moisture
convergence over the forecast area on the 850mb baroclinic zone, and
the models all print out qfp coincident with this moisture
convergence. Additionally, the convection allowing models (cams)
all show simulated thunderstorms developing over central northeast
missouri this morning where the moisture convergence is, and periods
of storms continue to affect the area through Thursday to a greater
or lesser extent depending on which model you look at. This
solution matches well with the mass fields on all of the short term
guidance. I've therefore kept high chance to likely pops across
northeast missouri into west central illinois this morning, shifting
south late this afternoon and tonight into Thursday as the front and
corresponding low level baroclinicity also drifts south. Model
precipitable water is in excess of 2 inches due to the continuing
warm moist flow aloft... Although model QPF is not particularly
high... 1-1.5 inches over the next 48 hours or so. Additionally, the
storms in the cams are progressive over our area, and do not train
for long periods over one area. Therefore i'm not too worried about
widespread flooding, but will mention a possibility for locally
heavy rain as a nod to the high p-wats.

All of this convection should produce plenty of cloud cover over the
area today. I think this will suppress temperatures... Even where it
doesn't rain... So i've leaned toward the more moderate end of
guidance and have not issued any heat headlines this morning. If
the precipitation and cloud cover doesn't work out of course, then
there could be excessive heat issues this afternoon.


Long term (Thursday night through Tuesday)
issued at 415 am cdt Wed aug 21 2019
the cold front will continue taking its sweet time moving south
through the mid mississippi valley on Thursday night and Friday.

While the effective surface front may be continually pushed a little
further southward with each round of convection, the low level
baroclinic zone remains parked over missouri and illinois since the
upper level trough never seems to dig far enough into the
mississippi valley to truly get us into northwest flow aloft. The
continual south-southwest 850mb flow into the baroclinic zone,
combined with a series of eastward moving mcvs left over from
nocturnal convection over the plains, will keep the chance of
precipitation going through Friday into at least Friday night.

Medium range models differ on the position of the front Saturday and
Sunday. The ECMWF is the furthest south and southwest... Most likely
due to it's somewhat deeper upper level trough stretching from new
england southwest through the ohio valley into the tennessee valley.

The GFS is much faster moving this upper trough offshore and it
develops an upper level ridge over the upper midwest and great
lakes with another short wave moving east from the plains into the
lower mississippi valley Saturday and Sunday. The GFS therefore
prints out precip across much of southern missouri Saturday, and
southeast missouri and southern illinois on Sunday.

Both the GFS and ECMWF move the front back to the north of the
forecast area Monday, but the ECMWF pushes another cold front
through iowa into missouri Monday night and Tuesday as another large
upper level low moves across south central canada and the upper
midwest. The upper pattern on the GFS is quite different. In the
wake of the Saturday Sunday shortwave, a 5950 meter 500mb ridge
builds across the eastern plains into the mississippi valley by
Tuesday afternoon. The differences in the guidance for Saturday
through Tuesday make this a low confidence medium range forecast.


Aviation (for the 12z tafs through 12z Thursday morning)
issued at 623 am cdt Wed aug 21 2019
a wide area of showers with embedded thunderstorms will continue
moving east into central and northeast missouri and west central
illinois this morning. Current observations show most of the area
under the rain shield isVFR, but some MVFR ceilings visibilities
are being reported in the heavier thunderstorms. It's likely that
the visibility is being reduced to ifr in heavy rain in spots as
well. Current thinking is that this area of rain and thunderstorms
will begin to weaken and dissipate through mid-late morning
leaving only isolated to scattered showers for the afternoon.

Another wide area of showers and storms is expected to develop
this evening and persist into Thursday morning as a slow-moving cold
front moves into the mid mississippi valley. MVFR flight
conditions likely across much of the area overnight as the front
moves in... And ifr conditions are possible in the heavier rain.

Specifics for kstl:
the area of showers and thunderstorms over northwest missouri
is expected to continue moving east this morning. Current thinking
is that the storms will weaken as they move into eastern
missouri and not directly impact the terminal... Though this is not
a particularly high confidence forecast. Another round of
precipitation is expected to develop this evening, with flight
conditions falling to MVFR overnight. Timing on the MVFR is not
high confidence, and it's possible that ceilings could fall to low
MVFR or ifr before sunrise.


Preliminary point temps pops
Saint louis 87 70 83 70 60 70 60 50
quincy 84 64 79 63 60 60 50 30
columbia 86 67 80 66 60 70 70 50
jefferson city 86 68 82 67 60 70 70 50
salem 87 69 82 65 50 60 60 60
farmington 90 68 82 66 50 60 70 50

Lsx watches warnings advisories
Mo... None.

Il... None.

Wfo lsx

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Litchfield Municipal Airport, IL25 mi69 minN 05.00 miFog/Mist65°F65°F100%1015.9 hPa

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