Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Area Forecast Discussion - South Central/Southwest Missouri

FXUS63 KSGF 261811
AFDSGF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
111 PM CDT TUE OCT 26 2010

..UPDATE TO AVIATION...

DISCUSSION...

A COLD FRONT AND ASSOCIATED SQUALL LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS
CURRENTLY MOVING ACROSS THE EASTERN OZARKS THIS MORNING. GUSTY WINDS
HAVE SHIFTED OUT OF THE WEST BEHIND THE FRONT. EXPECT THE
FRONT/LINE OF STORMS WILL BE EAST OF OUR AREA BY 12Z THIS MORNING.
CLOUDS WILL BE AROUND EARLY THIS MORNING BUT CLEARING FROM EAST TO EAST
THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

WINDS WILL REMAIN BREEZY AND DRIER AIR WILL MOVE IN THIS
AFTERNOON. EXPECT AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS
AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI BUT REMAIN JUST BELOW RED FLAG WARNING AT
THIS TIME. AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IN THE AFTERNOONS WILL PERSIST
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

TEMPS WILL BE SLIGHTLY COOLER TODAY WITH THE COOLEST AIR LAGGING
BEHIND UNTIL WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY WHEN A SECONDARY PUSH
OF COLDER AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION. A CANADIAN SURFACE HIGH WILL
MOVE OVER MISSOURI OZARKS BY THURSDAY NIGHT WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR
TEMPS TO FALL DOWN TO NEAR THE FREEZING MARK.

TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE OVER THE WEEKEND TO MORE SEASONABLE
AVERAGES AND ZONAL FLOW WILL SETUP IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE
ATMOSPHERE. DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
ANOTHER VIGOROUS SHORTWAVE WILL MOVE OVER THE REGION BY EARLY NEXT
WEEK TO GIVE THE AREA THE NEXT CHANCES FOR PRECIP.

GRIFFIN

&&

AVIATION...

BRISK AND GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY...BUT
WILL DIMINISH TONIGHT. LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR WILL THEN DEVELOP
TONIGHT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. MEANWHILE...CLEAR
SKIES AND VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY.

SCHAUMANN

&&

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

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