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National Weather Service Wichita Kansas
1128 PM CDT Thursday Jul 24 2014

..updated for 06z aviation discussion...

Short term...(this evening through sunday)
issued at 228 PM CDT Thursday Jul 24 2014

Main concern is return of the heat and potential for a heat
advisory the next couple of days...followed by slight precipitation
chances and cooler weather by Saturday night and Sunday.
Upper ridge axis from New Mexico into western Kansas will
become elongated across the southern Continental U.S. By Saturday...as
westerly flow aloft increases across the northern plains in
response to an upper low moving from the Canadian rockies
across the southern prairie provinces. A hot south to
southwest low level flow regime will develop across much of
Kansas Friday into Saturday...ahead of a cold front which will
gradually sink south into the area. This boundary should creep
into portions of central Kansas by Friday night...as an initial
weak shortwave aloft ripples east across the northern plains.
Convective chances look slim...though any activity will likely
influence the movement and potential southern extent of the
surface front into Saturday. For now most of the forecast area
is expected to remain along/south of the approaching front
into Saturday...with maximums around the century mark and heat
indices near or exceeding heat advisory levels.

As the Canadian upper low drops southeast across the upper
Midwest and western Great Lakes into Sunday...the cold front
will push south across the entire area with somewhat cooler
and drier air overspreading central and southeast Kansas.

Darmofal

Long term...(monday through thursday)
issued at 228 PM CDT Thursday Jul 24 2014

A stretch of relatively cooler weather is expected for much
of next week with temperatures averaging below late July climatology.
Main challenge is with precipitation chances in the north to northwest
flow regime aloft. Somewhat better chances across western into
central Kansas Tuesday into Wednesday with shortwaves topping
the western ridge and riding southeast across the plains.

Ked

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Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Friday night)
issued at 1126 PM CDT Thursday Jul 24 2014

Pressure gradient and a 50 knot south-southwesterly low-level jet
should keep boundary layer mixy overnight west of I-135. Gusts
around 25 knots appear likely there...while southeast Kansas will be decoupled.
Deep mixed layer (surface-700 mb) on Friday expected across most
of the forecast area...which will keep southwesterly winds gusting
to 30-34 knots in central/south central Kansas for much of the day. A few
middle-high level clouds are expected during the forecast
period...but otherwise VFR will prevail.

Jmc

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Wichita-kict 75 100 76 101 / 0 0 10 10
Hutchinson 75 102 75 102 / 0 10 10 20
Newton 75 101 76 101 / 0 10 10 20
Eldorado 73 99 74 100 / 0 10 10 10
Winfield-kwld 74 100 75 101 / 0 0 10 10
Russell 75 103 73 100 / 0 10 10 20
Great Bend 76 103 74 101 / 0 10 10 20
Salina 75 105 75 102 / 0 10 10 20
McPherson 75 102 75 102 / 0 10 10 20
Coffeyville 72 97 74 99 / 0 0 10 10
Chanute 69 97 73 99 / 0 0 10 10
Iola 69 97 73 99 / 0 10 10 10
Parsons-kppf 70 97 74 99 / 0 0 10 10

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Ict watches/warnings/advisories...
heat advisory from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Friday for ksz032-033-
047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100.

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