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Current Conditions

  • 77°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE 9 mph
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 70°
  • Pressure: 29.89 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 83 °
  • Low: 65 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 71 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Chanute, Kansas

Updated: 12:51 PM CDT on July 2, 2015

  • Rest of Today

    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds up to 5 mph.

  • Independence Day

    Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

  • Monday and Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the lower 70s.

  • Tuesday and Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Wednesday

    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

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Location: Casa Bravo, Chanute, KS

Updated: 1:07 PM CDT

Temperature: 78.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: North of Shaw, Erie, KS

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SSE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 28.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Buffalo, Yates Center, KS

Updated: 1:04 PM CDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: ENE at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wichita Kansas 
1244 PM CDT Thursday Jul 2 2015 


..updated for 18z aviation discussion... 


Update... 
issued at 1029 am CDT Thursday Jul 2 2015 


A small but compact convective complex of storms continues to drop 
S-southeast across central Kansas at this time. Current surface analysis 
shows an instability gradient along a line from krsl to 
kict...with the main instability axis located from kgbd into 
Harper Colorado. This complex does have a little bit of cold pool...so 
think that this complex of storms will continue to propagate 
south-southeast along the main instability axis/gradient into 
south central Kansas. Some uncertainty if the storms will maintain 
their intensity as they move south...as sbcin is a little higher 
as it moves into southern Kansas. But as afternoon heating increases in 
this area...think this sbcin will erode...which will lead to this 
convection continuing into southern Kansas. 


As this convection moves into south central Kansas this afternoon...some 
concern that it will become surface based...as it runs into SBCAPE 
values of 3000-3500 j/kg. So could see storms become strong to 
marginally severe across south central Kansas for the late afternoon 
hours...as any remnant mesoscale convective vortex rotates across this area of instability. 


Ketcham 


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Short term...(today through saturday) 
issued at 306 am CDT Thursday Jul 2 2015 


Today: 
uncertainty abounds with surface front hung up across southern Kansas 
early this morning. Initial thinking is that the boundary would 
continue to drift south. Meanwhile convection over western Nebraska is 
headed this way...but is moving into an increasingly unfavorable 
airmass. Suspect remnants will move into at least parts of central 
Kansas this morning...but not confident on coverage by/after 1800 UTC. 
Also not as sure where/when storms would erupt on front...but 
current thought is this may be in northern OK...not Kansas as previous 
thought...since convective debris from Nebraska storms will likely 
overspread most of the forecast area. Short term models have been 
of little help...so forecast basis is heavily weighted on synoptic 
scale pattern/ extrapolation/evolution. Temperatures equally 
challenging...and went with a custom blend of guidance that did 
well yesterday...and am expecting another late day rally. 


Tonight: 
precipitation may be minimal...with highest potential along the 
OK border at start of the period...and maybe in central Kansas 
towards daybreak Friday as more convection rolls off High Plains. 


Friday-Sat: 
there was some agreement with fairly decent shortwave/speed maximum 
at 300mb for Friday night...but low level model data suggest the 
forecast area may be well north of surface front. Strength of 
dynamics will keep at least some small probability of precipitation for this period...but 
not much more at this point. So called airmass storms possible on 
Sat afternoon/evening...but much better chance appears after 0600 
UTC sun...with good warm air advection advection pattern to 
sustain a High Plains mesoscale convective system rolling across central Kansas. -Howerton 


Long term...(sunday through wednesday) 
issued at 306 am CDT Thursday Jul 2 2015 


Forecast this period is quite problematic. Medium range models have 
been struggling with longwave pattern transition...which will 
likely persist into this period. Next add in nightly mesoscale convective system potential 
and resultant boundaries and impact on synoptic scale fronts. 
Then finish it off with surface boundary potentially in the 
forecast area...which are notoriously tough to forecast in July as 
they run into the upper ridge. Initialization grids and consensus 
are following the latest run/convective bullseyes. Would have 
preferred to temper that forecast with only lower end chance 
probability of precipitation...with a climatologically favored nocturnal bias. -Howerton 


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Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Friday afternoon) 
issued at 1243 PM CDT Thursday Jul 2 2015 


Impulse in the northwest flow has led to widespread showers and embedded 
storms across most of the central and south central Kansas at this time. 


Expect this impulse to keep the showers/storms going across a good 
portion of the area for most of the afternoon hours. So will go 
with prevailing thunderstorms in the vicinity for most taf sites for the afternoon hours. 
Think the showers/storms will diminish from northwest to southeast as the evening 
progresses...with VFR conditions across the area. Even with the 
scattered convection around think VFR conditions will prevail. 


Ketcham 


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Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Wichita-kict 87 70 88 69 / 60 30 20 20 
Hutchinson 84 69 88 65 / 70 20 20 10 
Newton 84 69 85 68 / 60 20 20 20 
Eldorado 84 69 87 66 / 50 30 20 20 
Winfield-kwld 89 70 89 68 / 40 30 30 20 
Russell 83 67 88 65 / 70 20 20 10 
Great Bend 83 68 88 65 / 70 20 20 10 
Salina 83 68 86 67 / 70 20 20 10 
McPherson 83 69 86 66 / 70 20 20 10 
Coffeyville 87 70 85 66 / 30 40 30 30 
Chanute 84 68 83 66 / 30 30 30 20 
Iola 83 68 82 66 / 30 30 30 20 
Parsons-kppf 85 69 85 65 / 30 40 30 20 


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Ict watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
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