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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: South 5 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 4.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 57°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Chanute, Kansas

Updated: 4:00 AM CDT on April 21, 2014

  • Monday

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 72F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 81F. Windy. Winds from the SSE at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain after midnight. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then clear. High of 77F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 79F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 84F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 77F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 6:00 am CDT on April 21, 2014


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

In 2001... at 915 PM... an F4 tornado struck Hoisington
Kansas. Initial touchdown occurred 1 mile southwest of
Hoisington. The tornado rapidly achieved F3 intensity as
it entered the west side of town. Moving northeast at 20
mph... it intensified to an F4 in 2 to 3 minutes. While
crossing northwest Hoisington... the tornado inflicted a 2
mile long... 2 block wide path of almost complete
destruction. There was 1 fatality and 28 injuries. The
tornado destroyed 182 homes... 12 businesses and tore a
roof off the hospital.It also severed power to much of
the region. As the tornado exited the north side of town
it weakened rapidly... inflicting F1 to F2 damage as it
approached deception creek 3 miles northeast of town.
After crossing the creek... it suddenly turned toward the
northwest where it damaged two farmsteads shortly before
dissipating.



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Location: MesoWest PARSON KS US UPR, Galesburg, KS

Updated: 6:30 AM CDT

Temperature: 59 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest SAVON KS US UPR, Savonburg, KS

Updated: 5:15 AM CDT

Temperature: 62 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest SYCAMR KS US UPR, Sycamore, KS

Updated: 5:10 AM CDT

Temperature: 57 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Parsons, KS

Updated: 7:23 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.8 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wichita Kansas 
657 am CDT Monday Apr 21 2014 


Synopsis... 
issued at 330 am CDT Monday Apr 21 2014 


Water vapor imagery shows the upper low situated over northern OK 
and is continuing to track east. Regional radars show some 
smaller circulations around the area...one over central Kansas with 
another over north central OK. At the surface a weak cold front 
extends from eastern South Dakota into SW Nebraska. 


&& 


Short term...(today through wednesday) 
issued at 330 am CDT Monday Apr 21 2014 


Scattered showers and isolated storms associated with the upper low 
have been floating around the area overnight and am expecting 
these to continue this morning. There should be a slight increase 
in coverage this afternoon as pockets of sunshine provide enough 
instability to get more organized clusters of showers/storms. The 
most likely area for the better coverage will be east of I-135. By 
the early evening hours the upper low will be over the Ozark 
region pushing the better precipitation chances east of the forecast 
area. 


Even with some clouds and precipitation around...highs today will still 
be able to climb to above normal temperatures with most reaching the middle 
to upper 70s. 


By Tuesday morning an upper trough will be coming on shore over 
northern California. Over the plains the surface ridge will push east on 
Tuesday and by the afternoon hours will stretch across the Mississippi 
Valley. This setup will keep above normal temperatures in place across 
the region for Tuesday. The shortwave trough will swing across The 
Rockies Tuesday night. A few storms will be possible west of I-135 
late Tuesday night as moisture transport and warm advection increases 
in the 850-700mb layer. Central and northeast Kansas look to have the 
best shot to see some of these storms. 


Shortwave energy is expected to move out across the High Plains on 
Wednesday and across the plains for Wednesday night into Thursday morning. By late 
Wednesday afternoon the dryline is expected to be well west of the 
forecast area...out over western Kansas. Storms are expected to 
develop late Wednesday afternoon along the dryline over western Kansas as 
the large scale lift overspreads the dryline. The highest 
confidence for initiation at this point would be near the triple 
point over west-central/northwest Kansas where convergence will be 
maximized. The best chance for daytime convection on Wednesday in our 
forecast area will be for something to develop with the strong middle 
level Theta-E surge with areas west of I-135 having the best 
chance to experience these storms if they develop. 


Once the storms develop late Wednesday afternoon they should track east 
and southeast overnight aided by the strong middle level moisture 
transport associated with the upper wave. In addition...a cold 
front is expected to surge through the area Wednesday night and should 
be over southeast Kansas by 12z Thursday. While confidence is high that Wednesday night 
is our best shot at seeing storms...confidence is low on which 
areas will be impacted due to uncertainty on where storms will 
initially develop Wednesday afternoon/evening. 


Long term...(thursday through sunday) 
issued at 330 am CDT Monday Apr 21 2014 


The front is expected to be very progressive and by Thursday afternoon 
will be east of the forecast area. After this time period the GFS 
and European model (ecmwf) start to diverge on their solution. The GFS is deeper 
with the shortwave over the upper Mississippi Valley/western Great 
Lakes on Friday which leads to the cold front making it further south 
on Friday night compared to the European model (ecmwf). Even though both models bring 
another trough out across The Rockies on Sat...the GFS keeps much 
of the precipitation further south due to the baroclinic zone being 
situated further south compared to the European model (ecmwf). While the timing of 
the wave is in better agreement than last night's runs...the GFS 
does close the upper low off while the European model (ecmwf) keeps it an open 
wave. Regardless of which model verifies...the Sat-sun time frame 
looks unsettled across the plains. 


Lawson 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Tuesday morning) 
issued at 657 am CDT Monday Apr 21 2014 


The most problematic area is SC Kansas where fog is causing considerable 
visibility fluctuations. Just since 6 am visibilities have varied from 1/4sm fog to 
4sm over very short distances. Its not surprising that areas of ~500ft 
stratus...be it scattered or broken...are lurking about the premises. Both will 
pester these areas until a weak cold front crosses SC Kansas from 15-17z & 
although the northerly winds in its wake would only be ~10kts scouring would 
be sufficient to place khut & kict in VFR status by 17z. Scattered rain showers with 
a few thunderstorms and rain should continue over eastern Kansas until middle-afternoon around which 
time the cold front will have passed. Weak high pressure spreading east/southeast 
across the Great Plains would result in excellent weather for all areas 
through Tuesday. 


&& 


Fire weather... 
issued at 330 am CDT Monday Apr 21 2014 


A weak cold front is expected to slide across the area today and 
will flip winds around to the north for all areas by the late 
afternoon hours. The highest wind speeds today will be over 
central Kansas where gusts to 20 miles per hour will be possible. For Tuesday...winds 
will flip around to the east and eventually southeast with gusts 
in the 20 to 25 miles per hour range possible west of I-135. Meanwhile...east 
of I-135 winds will remain relatively light. The stronger winds 
over central Kansas will result in very high fire danger. 


Wednesday will be a dangerous burning day as very strong south winds 
overspread the entire area. Sustained speeds in the 30-35 miles per hour 
range will be common with gusts approaching 45 miles per hour...especially 
for areas along and west of I-135. Extreme fire danger will be a 
possibility over parts of the area on Wednesday afternoon. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Wichita-kict 76 46 77 54 / 20 10 0 0 
Hutchinson 76 46 77 54 / 20 0 10 10 
Newton 75 46 75 53 / 30 0 0 10 
Eldorado 74 47 75 53 / 30 10 0 0 
Winfield-kwld 76 48 77 53 / 30 10 0 0 
Russell 77 43 78 55 / 30 0 10 20 
Great Bend 76 45 78 55 / 30 0 10 20 
Salina 77 44 77 53 / 30 0 0 10 
McPherson 76 45 77 54 / 30 0 0 10 
Coffeyville 75 49 76 48 / 50 20 0 0 
Chanute 74 47 74 48 / 50 20 0 0 
Iola 73 47 73 48 / 60 20 0 0 
Parsons-kppf 75 48 75 48 / 50 20 0 0 


&& 


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


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