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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1150 AM CDT Thu Apr 30 2015

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 300 AM CDT THU APR 30 2015

High amplitude flow characterized by a 500mb closed low dropping from
the Great Lakes today into the Ohio valley tonight, while ridging
builds from the desert southwest into the Upper Mississippi River
Valley. A weak piece of energy dropping along the west side of the
Great Lakes upper low is producing some mid clouds from Illinois
back into potions of central and east central Missouri, but are
very scattered in nature. Heights will continue to rise today as
the ridge builds across the area from the west and surface high
pressure slides into the region. Once again expect highs today in
the 70s and lows tonight in the 40s.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 300 AM CDT THU APR 30 2015

Shortwave energy will break down the ridging over the area on Friday
with flow becoming more zonal. However, surface high remains in
place and thus expect another quiet and mild day. This surface high
will drift eastward over the weekend allowing for a strengthening
low level southerly flow and moisture return to the area. Not much
of a focus mechanism for weekend convection and medium range models
have backed off over the past several runs on QPF and thus did
remove probabilities from the Saturday and Sunday time frame.

As we head into the early part of next week, shortwave trough moves
across Baja California into the desert southwest by Tuesday and
lifts into the southern Rockies on Wednesday. Strengthening frontal
boundary from the southern Plains into the lower Great Lakes will be
the focus for convection. Difficult to ascertain exact position
this far out but consensus of medium range models would only place
lower end probabilities across our northern and western counties.
Eventually as trough pulls into the Plains convection likely to
become more numerous across Kansas and Oklahoma and pushing into
Missouri Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Temperatures look to remain at or above normal for the period, with
the warmest days likely early next week with increasing southerly
flow ahead of the trough.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday Afternoon)
Issued at 1147 AM CDT THU APR 30 2015

VFR conditions will continue through Friday morning with mostly
clear skies. Winds will remain out of the north between 8 and 13
knots before becoming light and variable this evening.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Raberding
LONG TERM...Raberding
AVIATION...Schaumann





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