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National Weather Service Wichita Kansas
538 am CST Wed Nov 22 2017

Short term...(today through Friday night)
issued at 221 am CST Wed Nov 22 2017

A ridge of high pressure remains sprawled across the area early
this morning. This ridge is progged to translate south and east
allowing southerly winds to return to much of central and portions
of south central Kansas this afternoon. This will allow temperatures to
moderate across central Kansas with highs climbing into the upper
50s/around 60 while much of southeast Kansas struggles to mix out with
temperatures remaining in the low to mid 40s.

High clouds and a light westerly component to the wind will keep
lows mostly in the 30s tonight although a few low spots over
southeast Kansas may dip into the upper 20s briefly.

Thanksgiving day-Friday...moderating temperatures and dry weather
conditions are expected through the period with highs reaching the
low to mid 70s on Friday. This will result in record or near record
highs for some areas.

Long term...(saturday through tuesday)
issued at 221 am CST Wed Nov 22 2017

A cold front will usher in some cooler air over the weekend
although temperatures are expected to remain above normal for late
November. Another more robust mid/upper trough is progged to
build across the central and northern plains toward the middle of
the week bringing another round of strong winds to the area. Given
it's current track, precipitation chances appear low across our
area at this time.

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Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Thursday morning)
issued at 538 am CST Wed Nov 22 2017

VFR conditions are forecast at all sites throughout the period.
High pressure moving east will allow winds to become south and
increase later this morning. A weak wind shift will move through
kgbd/krsl/khut/ksln tonight. -Howerton

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Climate...
issued at 221 am CST Wed Nov 22 2017

Record highs on Nov 23...
cnu80 in 1897
ict 72 in 2005
rsl 72 in 2005
sln 73 in 2005

Record highs on Nov 24...
cnu 74 in 1919
ict 70 in 1915
rsl 75 in 1990
sln 75 in 1990

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Wichita-kict 48 32 68 44 / 0 0 0 0
Hutchinson 51 33 68 44 / 0 0 0 0
Newton 48 32 67 44 / 0 0 0 0
Eldorado 47 33 66 44 / 0 0 0 0
Winfield-kwld 46 32 67 43 / 0 0 0 0
Russell 59 37 70 45 / 0 0 0 0
Great Bend 58 37 70 44 / 0 0 0 0
Salina 52 35 68 46 / 0 0 0 0
McPherson 51 32 68 44 / 0 0 0 0
Coffeyville 44 32 63 40 / 0 0 0 0
Chanute 43 32 62 41 / 0 0 0 0
Iola 43 31 62 41 / 0 0 0 0
Parsons-kppf 43 32 62 41 / 0 0 0 0

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Ict watches/warnings/advisories...
none.
&&

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