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Current Conditions

  • 72°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 20 mph
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 62°
  • Pressure: 29.62 in. -

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Chanute, Kansas

Updated: 10:00 AM CDT on April 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with thunderstorms, then thunderstorms and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 79F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 84F. Windy. Winds from the South at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 77F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 77F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 6:00 am CDT on April 24, 2014


... On this date in weather history...

In 1908... the Dixie tornado outbreak ravaged 6 states
resulting in horrific loss of life. Comprised of 16
killer tornadoes... this outbreak of tornadic terror
caused 320 fatalities.Hardest hit were Louisiana
Mississippi and Alabama. Three of the twisters were F4
monstrosities.The worst F4 tore through eastern
Louisiana and southern Mississippi. It killed 143 and
injured 770 along a track 155 miles long and around 2
miles wide! Putting that into perspective... the distance
from Wichita to Oklahoma City is around 160 miles. The
monstrous vortex leveled Purvis... MS where 55 died.
Early that morning... an F4 with a path 90 miles long and
averaging one half mile wide killed 91 and injured around
400 as it tore through northeast Louisiana and southwest
Mississippi. The third F4 that roared across northern
Alabama killed 35 and injured 108. It had a track 105
miles long and nearly one half mile wide. The 'land of
dixie' could easily be nicknamed 'the land of long track
tornadoes.'



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: MesoWest HENELY KS US UPR, Altoona, KS

Updated: 9:40 AM CDT

Temperature: 71 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest ROPER KS US UPR, Buffalo, KS

Updated: 10:00 AM CDT

Temperature: 63 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest PARSON KS US UPR, Galesburg, KS

Updated: 9:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 65 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest SAVON KS US UPR, Savonburg, KS

Updated: 9:50 AM CDT

Temperature: 68 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest SYCAMR KS US UPR, Sycamore, KS

Updated: 9:10 AM CDT

Temperature: 65 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Parsons, KS

Updated: 11:07 AM CDT

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wichita Kansas 
707 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Synopsis... 
issued at 321 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Upper shortwave is currently lifting out across the southern High Plains with 
additional shortwave energy about to come on shore over the 
Pacific northwest. At the surface...a cold front is surging through the 
Central Plains and currently extends from northeast Kansas into the OK 
Panhandle. Showers and storms continue to develop along and just 
behind the front as it pushes southeast. 


&& 


Short term...(today through saturday) 
issued at 321 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


The overall progression of this system has slowed down compared to 
model runs over the last couple of days. The bulk of the precipitation is 
developing behind the front as it surges southeast and this should 
continue as the large scale lift moves out across the area this 
morning. It appears there may also be a secondary area of precipitation 
that may swing through the area this morning into the early 
afternoon which is associated with the wrap around region of this 
system. You can see this area now taking shape over far west 
Kansas/eastern Colorado. Not too concerned with severe storms with this 
activity this morning with just some 40 miles per hour winds possible with 
the stronger storms. By 21z all of the precipitation will be east of the 
forecast area as the upper wave moves into the Ozark region. 


Weak upper ridging will briefly setup on Friday which will allow for 
plenty of sun and above normal temperatures. A few storms will be 
possible over far southeast Kansas late Friday night as models continue to agree 
on a rapid increase in moisture transport in the 850-700mb layer. 


Strong upper shortwave is expected to be situated over the Desert 
Southwest by Sat afternoon and approaching the southern rockies by 
early Sat evening. Moisture is still expected to work north Friday 
night through Sat...although latest guidance has backed off on the 
quality of low level moisture with dewpoint expected to be in the 
57-62 range. Storms will attempt to develop along the dryline 
generally west of the forecast area after 21z. 
However...confidence in storm development is low due to the bulk 
of the large scale ascent lagging back to the southwest and will 
not lift out until well after dark. If storms do develop late Sat 
afternoon/evening...confidence is very high that they will quickly 
become severe given the amount of instability and especially low 
level shear. Given moisture continuing to increase overnight and 
the low levels staying mixed...this would be a scenario where if a 
storm does develop...it could survive well after dark. 


Long term...(sunday through wednesday) 
issued at 321 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


The shortwave is expected to lift out across the plains on Sunday 
which will allow the dryline to surge east. There is some 
discrepancies between the GFS and European model (ecmwf) on how far this dryline 
will surge during the day. The GFS is more progressive with 
it...exiting southeast Kansas by 21z. Meanwhile...the European model (ecmwf) has the dryline 
along I-135 by 18z Sunday. Even though chances for discrete 
supercell would be low over eastern Kansas on sun...much less 
capping...plenty of large scale lift and much stronger middle and 
upper winds would result in numerous severe storms east of the dryline. 


Both the GFS and European model (ecmwf) agree on closing off this wave over the 
Central Plains by Sun night and lingering it over the area through 
at least Tuesday. This will result in well below normal temperatures for Tuesday 
and Wednesday with a few chances for showers as much of the area stays 
in the warp around region of this shortwave. 


Lawson 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Friday morning) 
issued at 707 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


By far the greatest problem is that of a Narrow Channel of ceilings 
~1,000ft that had developed over central & NC Kansas then spread toward 
SC Kansas (namely khut) in wake of where thunderstorms and rain had occurred. 
Immediately upstream over northwest & wc Kansas the lower ceilings have scoured & 
as such confidence is high that krsl & khut will remain VFR for 
duration of 24/12z taf edition. Thunderstorms and rain that are occurring over eastern 
Kansas should slowly vacate these areas as southeast-moving cold front pushes 
across southeast Kansas ~18z. Once convection vacates these areas areas along 
& east of I-135 should return to VFR status by 14z & maintain VFR 
status thereafter. Northwest winds should once again increase to ~17kts/ 
20 miles per hour sustained with gusts ~25kts late this morning. 


&& 


Fire weather... 
issued at 321 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Fire danger concerns will be elevated for the next few days. 


Gusty northwest winds this afternoon will elevated the grassland 
fire danger into the very high category for all of central and 
south central Kansas. Wind speeds this afternoon will be sustained in 
the 20-25 miles per hour range with gusts to 30 miles per hour. Rh's across central and 
south central Kansas will be in the 25 to 33% range. 


Winds are expected to flip around to the south on Friday and will 
again be gusty with sustained speeds in the 20-25 miles per hour range. This 
will again result in very high fire danger for all of central and 
south central Kansas. Even though low level moisture will increase on 
Sat...so will the south winds with gusts in the 40-45 miles per hour range 
possible Sat afternoon and early evening. This will result in very 
high fire danger over all of the area with some extreme values 
even possible west of I-135. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Wichita-kict 72 47 83 58 / 40 0 0 10 
Hutchinson 71 46 83 58 / 30 0 0 10 
Newton 70 46 81 58 / 40 0 0 10 
Eldorado 70 46 81 58 / 50 0 0 10 
Winfield-kwld 72 46 82 59 / 40 0 0 10 
Russell 71 43 81 54 / 20 0 0 10 
Great Bend 71 43 82 56 / 20 0 0 10 
Salina 71 44 82 57 / 30 0 0 10 
McPherson 70 46 82 57 / 30 0 0 10 
Coffeyville 72 45 80 56 / 60 10 0 20 
Chanute 71 45 79 55 / 70 10 0 20 
Iola 69 45 79 55 / 80 10 0 30 
Parsons-kppf 71 45 80 56 / 70 10 0 20 


&& 


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


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