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Area forecast discussion...updated aviation 
National Weather Service St Louis MO
615 am CDT Mon Mar 30 2015

Short term: (today through Tuesday night)
issued at 259 am CDT Mon Mar 30 2015

Northwest flow in place into Tue with upper lvl ridging beginning to
build in by Tuesday night. Weak short wave embedded in the northwest flow
fcst to pass well NE of the forecast area Mon night into Tue. Surface ridge will
pass from the mid-MS Vly into the Tennessee Vly today allowing winds to
become SW by this evng which will make a warmer night. An area of
low pressure assoc with the aforementioned short wave will drag a
weak cold front thru the County Warning Area Tue. Should be an am frontal passage across the
nthrn County Warning Area tempering the temp rise somewhat with northwest winds and weak
cold air advection drng the aftn....though temps should still warm above avg with
highs near 70. South of i70...a good deal of sunshine and a longer
prd of SW winds should allow temps to rise well into the 70s.
Previous system from sun has scoured out most of the available
moisture. Moisture return should be negligible due to limited
duration of return flow and sfc ridge across the deep south
effectively closing the Gulf for business...so frontal passage should be
dry. Removed slight chance pops across the far sthrn portion of
the County Warning Area for Tue PM. Moisture appears to be limited and quite
shallow. Also...front settles along the Arkansas/MO border which is
where there is marginally better moisture and hence any rain showers
activity should reside. Surface ridge builds into the grt lks Tue
night...sliding into the the Ohio Vly by Wed.

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Long term: (wednesday thru sunday)
issued at 259 am CDT Mon Mar 30 2015

Upper lvl ridge axis passes Wed. A decent short wave tracks
across the nthrn Continental U.S. Wed night/Thu with a general weakness in
the h500 heights extending SW into another short wave coming
onshore across California Wed night. These two features will combine to
produce a prd of wet weather for the region.

Sfc ridge axis passes Wed mrng allowing return flow to begin by Wed
aftn. The first short wave will lift an area of low pressure from
the Dakotas into sthrn Canada Wed mrng into Wed evng. This will push
a cold front into the Midwest Wed aftn. Winds should strengthen and
become gusty by aftn as the pressure gradient increases in advance
of the cold front. The front will slowly slide southeast Wed night and Thu.
The GFS is faster with the initial push of the bndry bringing it into
the nthrn forecast area Wed night while the European model (ecmwf) waits until Thu. This time
the Gulf will be open for business allowing sufficient moisture for
the system to work with with. Precip chances begin as early as Wed
aftn...mainly across MO with better chances across NE MO after
midnight Wed night. Precip chances increase from northwest to southeast on Thu as
the front sags south. The bndry is fcst to stall along or just north
of the Arkansas/MO border Thu night as an area of low pressure dvlps
across the sthrn pains Thu night in response to the second short
wave. The bndry is fcst to remain nearly stnry thru Fri until the
low passes Fri PM as it rides NE along the front into the Ohio Vly by
Fri night keeping precip chances going for areas mainly along and
south of i70. Nthrn portions of the forecast area may only have one shot at
precip with frontal passage with the main area of precip remaining along and
south of i70 Thu night thru Fri night. Stay tuned though as the
eventual position of where the bndry stalls will determine nthrn
extent of the precip.

Saturday through Sunday

High pressure builds into the cntrl Continental U.S. For the wknd producing dry
conditions and seasonal temps.

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Aviation: (for the 12z tafs through 12z Tuesday morning)
issued at 614 am CDT Mon Mar 30 2015

VFR flight conditions expected through the forecast period.
Surface winds will veer to southwesterly this morning and
southerly tonight.

Specifics for kstl:

VFR flight conditions expected through the forecast period.
Surface winds will veer to southwesterly this morning and
southerly tonight.

Glass

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Lsx watches/warnings/advisories:
MO...none.
Illinois...none.
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