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National Weather Service Springfield MO
333 am CDT Fri Oct 24 2014

Short term...(today and tonight)
issued at 306 am CDT Friday Oct 24 2014

Areas of dense fog were occurring across portions of southwestern
Missouri and extreme southeastern Kansas again this morning. This
was resulting from ground moisture from the showers yesterday and
surface high pressure just south of the Ozarks. The fog was the
thickest where winds were light or calm. When winds came up a
little visibilities improved, only to drop again when the winds
diminished. This will continue through sunrise this morning as
temperatures fall into the middle 40s across south central
Missouri, closer to the surface high, and into the middle 50s
across western Missouri as an upper level ridge begins to build
into the area.

As the ridge builds into the area today, temperatures will climb
into the middle to upper 70s. Winds will turn out of the south but
should remain fairly light. As the broad upper level ridge slides
across the Southern Plains and towards the Ozarks, temperatures
will be on the warm side with overnight lows about 10-15 degrees
warmer than normal for this time of year.

Long term...(saturday through thursday)
issued at 306 am CDT Friday Oct 24 2014

The upper level ridge will be in control of the region's weather
through the weekend as it makes its slow eastward progression. The
result will be warmer than normal temperatures through the weekend
with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to middle 80s and overnight
lows only falling into the middle 50s to lower 60s. It will be
possible that some locations may approach record highs through the
weekend. See the climo section below for the record highs through
the weekend.

An upper level trough will make its way across the Continental U.S. Starting
next week with a surface low and cold front moving through the
Ozarks late Monday night through mid day Tuesday. This will be the
region's next and best chance for rain through next week. Another
weak wave does move across the plains early Thursday morning, but
the models have very different precipitation outputs at the
moment. The European model (ecmwf) brings rain through the Ozarks while the GFS is
nearly dry.

With the upper level trough that brings the rain early next week
will come more seasonable temperatures with highs in the 60s and
night time lows in the 40s.

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Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Friday night)
issued at 1141 PM CDT Thursday Oct 23 2014

Fog has become more dense tonight than initially expected...and
will be the main aviation concern through morning. Visibilities
will vary widely in both space and time...with some terminals
seeing vis vary between VFR and Airport minimums within the span
of an hour. Right now, fog is expected to be most widespread at
sgf, followed by jln and then bbg. However, confidence in exact
magnitude is low.

Along with the fog...cigs will also vary widely...ranging from VFR
to LIFR.

Conditions should improve considerably within a few hours of
sunrise Friday morning, with VFR expected from mid morning as
skies clear and fog dissipates.

&&

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

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Sgf watches/warnings/advisories...
MO...dense fog advisory until 8 am CDT this morning for moz077-079-
088>091-093>096-101>105.

Kansas...dense fog advisory until 8 am CDT this morning for ksz101.

&&

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Short term...Hatch
long term...Hatch
aviation...boxell

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