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National Weather Service Lincoln Illinois
605 am CDT Mon Sep 22 2014

Short term...(today)
issued at 341 am CDT Monday Sep 22 2014

High pressure centered over eastern NE will move east into the area
today. This will bring clear skies, dry weather and light winds.
Even with lots of sunshine today, highs are only expected to reach
into the upper 60s to around 70. GFS MOS guidance looks several
degrees too warm, while the NAM is too cool.


Long term...(tonight through sunday)
issued at 341 am CDT Monday Sep 22 2014

An extended period of quiet weather throughout the remainder of the
forecast with high pressure building into and remaining in control
of the Midwest. Surface ridge dominating much of the eastern half
of the Continental U.S. And keeping the weather quiet and fair, with slowly
warming temps through the work week. Weak flow under the sfc high
becomes more southerly on Tuesday as the ridge axis shifts slightly
eastward. Warming trend continues with the thermal ridging over
the desert SW slowly advecting into the center of the country and
Max temps are just above normals by Thursday. A weak trof brings
some precip to the plains Wednesday, but the ridge remains in place
and dry air eroding the activity before impacting central Illinois.
In the extended, the GFS pushes some minor precip into the extreme
southeast with an oddly evolving upper pattern beyond day 6. European model (ecmwf)
remaining dry and energy aloft without significant flow seeming to
retrograde somewhat under a larger scale ridge. Keeping the
forecast dry for next weekend until the models become a little more
cohesive with their solutions under the pattern shift.


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Tuesday morning)
issued at 605 am CDT Monday Sep 22 2014

VFR conditions will continue at all sites next 24hrs. With high
pressure moving into the area, skies will be clear next 24hrs with
light and variable winds.


Ilx watches/warnings/advisories...


Short term...auten
long term...hjs

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