Friday, August 27, 2010

Area Forecast Discussion - South Central/Southwest Missouri

FXUS63 KSGF 271941
AFDSGF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
241 PM CDT FRI AUG 27 2010

DISCUSSION...

THE FOCUS FOR THE CURRENT FORECAST REMAINS ON THE HIGH PRESSURE
CURRENTLY AFFECTING THE REGION...UPPER LEVEL RIDGING ACROSS THE
AREA AND THE POTENTIAL FOR PRECIPITATION BY MID NEXT WEEK.

THE WEATHER OVER THE OZARKS WAS DOMINATED BY A CLEAR SKY AND MILD
TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S AS AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE AND THE WESTERN
EDGE OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE REMAINED IN CONTROL. A RATHER DRY
AIRMASS HELPED TO KEEP THE SKY CLEAR OF CLOUDS. THE SURFACE HIGH
AND UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO SLIDE TO THE EAST TODAY
ALLOWING FOR A CONTINUATION OF SOUTHERLY WINDS ACROSS THE AREA.
THIS WILL AID IN THE SLOW RETURN OF MOISTURE TO THE REGION INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

WITH SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION THIS WEEKEND AND INTO
NEXT WEEK...TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE 90S AGAIN. WHILE
MOISTURE WILL BE ON THE RISE...DEW POINTS WILL ONLY CLIMB INTO THE
60S WHICH WILL LIMIT SIGNIFICANTLY THE HEAT INDEX POTENTIAL FOR
THE REGION.

AN UPPER LEVEL WAVE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTER OT THE COUNTRY
EARLY WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY AND HELP TO PUSH A COLD FRONT
THROUGH THE OZARKS PROVIDING THE REGION WITH SOME RAIN CHANCES.
THE BEST CHANCES FOR RAINFALL REMAINS FOCUSED ON THE WEDNESDAY
INTO EARLY THURSDAY PERIOD...IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE COLD FRONT.
IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT...ANOTHER ROUND OF COOLER
TEMPERATURES WILL BE POSSIBLE AS HIGH PRESSURE ONCE AGAIN MOVES
INTO THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY.

HATCH

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AVIATION...

VFR CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE PERIOD. A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THE MIDWEST AND KEEP SKIES CLEAR.
THIS HIGH PRESSURE WILL LIKELY ALLOW WINDS TO SLACKEN OVERNIGHT
BUT BECAUSE WINDS ARE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT DURING THE
DAY...IT WILL NOT IMPACT OPERATIONS AND WAS LEFT OUT OF THE TAFS.

CCC

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SGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MO...NONE.
KS...NONE.
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