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National Weather Service Springfield MO
709 am CDT Thu Oct 23 2014

Short term...(today and tonight)
issued at 225 am CDT Thursday Oct 23 2014

A shortwave over the eastern plains is producing an area of
light showers over eastern Kansas. The upper level trough axis moves
quickly through the region this morning, encountering less
favorable moisture as it GOES. Will use a mix of high res models
for the near term precip chances which will wane through the
morning hours. The best chances for rain, albeit light, will be
over the western cwfa.

Clouds will linger a bit, then gradually clear as low level
moisture thins out late today and this evening. It's questionable
if the partial solar eclipse will be viewable, but some areas may
have a chance since it will be low on the western horizon just
prior to sunset.

A clearing sky and fairly light winds could allow some fog to develop.
The sref has some fairly modest probabilities for <1nm fog over
the northern cwfa, so will not include any fog for now and let day
shift reevaluate.

Long term...(friday through wednesday)
issued at 225 am CDT Thursday Oct 23 2014

A large upper level ridge moving east through the central Continental U.S.
Will bring unseasonably warm temperatures through Monday. A weak
sfc trough will move south through the cwfa Saturday, but it's
influence on temperatures will be modest. Many areas should see
highs in the 80s this weekend, especially the western cwfa.

General guidance indicates a transition to a more zonal upper
level pattern toward the end of long term period (at least
briefly) and this lends itself to messy, somewhat low confidence
guidance by day 7. In general, a shortwave is expected to move
into the western Continental U.S. By Sunday then shift into the High Plains
Monday. As it moves east a sfc front will move through the area
Mon night/Tue with the best overall chances for
showers/thunderstorms.

&&

Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Friday morning)
issued at 704 am CDT Thursday Oct 23 2014

An upper level trough was moving across the region early this
morning. This will bring cloud cover and showers to the regions
terminals through the day. Limited impacts to ceilings and
visibilities are expected as the shower activity is expected to be
scattered in nature. Generally VFR ceilings and visibilities are
anticipated.

The trough will shift east of the region by this evening and for
the overnight period. Only some high level ceilings at or above
10kft will linger into Friday morning as an upper level ridge
begins to move towards the area for the weekend.

&&

Climate...
issued at 224 PM CDT Tuesday Oct 21 2014

Record high temperatures late this week into the weekend.

10/24 10/25 10/26
Fri. Sat. Sun.

Sgf 84/1891 85/1939 86/1891
jln 88/2003 87/1944 87/1950
Uno 84/1985 83/1952 84/1950
vih 81/2012 83/1902 84/1952

&&

Sgf watches/warnings/advisories...
MO...none.
Kansas...none.
&&

$$

Short term...dsa
long term...dsa
aviation...Hatch
climate...lindenberg

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