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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wichita Kansas
1117 am CST Friday Mar 6 2015

..updated for 18z aviation discussion...

Synopsis...
issued at 306 am CST Friday Mar 6 2015

Quiet weather conditions are expected to prevail through much of the
period as northwest middle/upper flow prevails across the central
Continental U.S..

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Short term...(today through sunday)
issued at 306 am CST Friday Mar 6 2015

Temperatures are expected to moderate again today rising to 5-10
degrees above normal across the area. A series of subtle shortwave
troughs will impact the area over the weekend while none are
expected to have a large impact on sensible weather conditions. Dry
weather and seasonably mild temperatures around 60 are anticipated
through the period.

Long term...(monday through thursday)
issued at 306 am CST Friday Mar 6 2015

After a brief cooldown on Monday...rising heights and increasing
thickness should result in rising temperatures toward the middle
of the week. Many locations across central and south central
Kansas will rise into the low 70s with lows near 40. Dry weather
conditions will prevail through the period.

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Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Saturday afternoon)
issued at 1114 am CST Friday Mar 6 2015

VFR weather expected to persist through this forecast valid
period. Lee troughing will result in south-westerly winds this
afternoon...with some gusts of 20-25 knots. South-southwest winds
will diminish early this evening. A wind shift to light
northwesterly is expected in central Kansas Saturday morning.
Mostly clear skies will prevail with only a few...thin passing
high clouds possible.

Jmc

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Fire weather...
issued at 310 am CST Friday Mar 6 2015

Although dry weather conditions are expected to prevail over the
upcoming week...relatively light winds will result in minimal fire
weather concerns through the period.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Wichita-kict 60 28 63 32 / 0 0 0 0
Hutchinson 63 28 63 29 / 0 0 0 0
Newton 61 30 62 32 / 0 0 0 0
Eldorado 59 31 62 34 / 0 0 0 0
Winfield-kwld 58 29 64 33 / 0 0 0 0
Russell 65 28 63 27 / 0 0 0 0
Great Bend 65 29 63 29 / 0 0 0 0
Salina 64 31 63 29 / 0 0 0 0
McPherson 63 28 63 29 / 0 0 0 0
Coffeyville 54 30 61 32 / 0 0 0 0
Chanute 57 31 61 32 / 0 0 0 0
Iola 56 32 60 33 / 0 0 0 0
Parsons-kppf 55 30 60 31 / 0 0 0 0

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Ict watches/warnings/advisories...
none.
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