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Current Conditions

  • 66°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: ESE 8 mph
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 58°
  • Pressure: 29.86 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 65 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 65 °
  • Low: 47 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Chanute, Kansas

Updated: 1:19 PM CDT on January 18, 2015

  • Saturday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 70F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms, especially late. Low 54F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Isolated thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 67F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Sunday Night

    Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Low 44F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Monday

    Mainly sunny. High around 65F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mainly clear early, then a few clouds later on. Low 41F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 65F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 47F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny in the morning, then thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 73F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Wednesday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low around 50F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 70F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low 51F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 69F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers late. Low near 50F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

  • Saturday

    Sunny along with a few clouds. High 66F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    A few clouds. Low near 45F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 67F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 48F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 68F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 46F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 68F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    A few clouds. Low 47F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Casa Bravo, Chanute, KS

Updated: 3:38 PM CDT

Temperature: 68.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SSE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Altoona, KS

Updated: 1:40 PM CDT

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

Location: MesoWest, Buffalo, KS

Updated: 2:00 PM CDT

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

Location: MesoWest, Galesburg, KS

Updated: 1:30 PM CDT

Temperature: 60 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Buffalo, Yates Center, KS

Updated: 3:36 PM CDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: ESE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Savonburg, KS

Updated: 1:00 PM CDT

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

Location: MesoWest, Sycamore, KS

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

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

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wichita Kansas 
1242 PM CDT Sat Apr 18 2015 


..updated for 18z aviation discussion... 


Synopsis... 
issued at 350 am CDT Sat Apr 18 2015 


The upper low has shifted eastward and is spinning over Colorado. 
Small pieces of energy with it have helped to spark off showers 
and thunderstorms over the plains states during the overnight 
hours. Expect central and eastern Kansas to see showers and 
thunderstorms through much of the morning. 


Billings Wright 


&& 


Update... 
issued at 1037 am CDT Sat Apr 18 2015 


Main upper level low over the Colorado rockies is beginning to make slow 
progress into the plains this morning. Diffluent SW flow ahead of 
this upper low has led to another round of showers and embedded 
storms over the eastern half of Kansas. Expect the showers in eastern Kansas to 
gradually shift to the east-NE of the area late this morning. But 
attention quickly shifts back to the west...as this upper low begins 
to push east into western Kansas. Already seeing some clearing across the 
western half of the forecast area...which will lead to increased 
surface heating into the afternoon hours. Setup is a little 
different than yesterday...as dryline in SW Kansas is on the move to the 
east this morning...currently just to the west of the kddc. 


Latest look at the hi-res short term models suggest that the 
increased heating between the dryline and western sections of the 
forecast area will help destabilize the atmosphere just to the west 
of the forecast area this afternoon. This area is also weakly 
capped. So better heating this morning...and not alot of recovery 
time needed...may lead to convection developing earlier than 
yesterday. Especially just ahead of the dryline as it pushes east of 
kddc...and pushes to just west of kppt. So may see convection 
develop and move into western sections of the forecast area (west of I- 
135) between 20-22z. Latest hrrr and arw suggest this scenario. 


As far as severe weather chances...bulk shear around 40 kts and 
SBCAPE values expected to be in the 2000-2500 j/kg suggest a strong 
to severe chance with a mixed Mode with multicell clusters and a few 
low topped supercells with large hail (quarter to golfball) and 
damaging winds the main concern. Cannot rule out a weak/brief 
tornado or two...given the directional shear and increased vertical 
stretching due to the steep lapse rates. 


Ketcham 


&& 


Short term...(today through monday) 
issued at 350 am CDT Sat Apr 18 2015 


Morning: 
expect the showers and thunderstorms currently ongoing to continue 
to develop and shift east-northeastward during the morning hours. 
Do not expect these to be strong or severe...just a welcome drink 
of rain. 


This afternoon/evening: 
think that there may be some clearing across western areas this 
morning/early afternoon before thunderstorms fire again this 
afternoon along and ahead of the dryline. Still slightly concerned 
that storms could fire earlier in the afternoon...closer to 18z 
with the support from the upper dynamics of the upper 
low...however...the best support for coverage is closer to 21z to 
00z. Expect these storms to impact central and south central 
Kansas where instability and shear parameters are plentiful to 
support supercells capable of large hail and damaging wind. There 
is still a small chance for a tornado...best chances reside in 
south central Kansas and closer to the Oklahoma border with the 
better helicity/ehi further south in Oklahoma. Expect storms to 
move eastward during the evening. The severe chances decrease 
over southeast Kansas though as the parameters are less favorable 
there to support severe storms. 


During the overnight hours Saturday into sunday: 
the upper low will continue to push eastward and lobes of 
vorticity are expected to Circle around it which could spark 
multiple rounds of showers/thunderstorms over southern Kansas. The 
upper low will traverse the state Sunday...thunderstorms will 
become showers and the focus will shift to east and southeast 
Kansas. A cold front associated with the upper low will move 
across the state and shift winds to the northwest and gusty. 


Temperatures will be cooler on Monday...in the 60s but things 
should be dry as the upper low slowly begins to shift 
northeastward. 


Billings Wright 


Long term...(tuesday through friday) 
issued at 350 am CDT Sat Apr 18 2015 


The main upper low is slow to exit and a piece of energy rotating 
around its back side it will impact the area while the Central 
Plains sits under northwesterly upper level flow. Precipitation 
chances will be possible early Tuesday and throughout the 
day...but the guidance has discrepancies amongst the location of 
the precipitation...think it could be south of the state 
line...however the GFS pushes it right over central Kansas. 
Confidence on this period and precipitation chances is low. 


By Wednesday through Friday the upper low moves off to the 
northeast and another system moves in from the southwest. 
Precipitation and possibly thunderstorm chances increase by 
Wednesday through Friday across the area. This period has quite a 
few discrepancies with the various solutions...confidence on any 
solution is low. 


Temperatures will stay in the upper 60s and low 70s...near 
seasonal normals. 


Billings Wright 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Sunday afternoon) 
issued at 1240 PM CDT Sat Apr 18 2015 


A rather difficult aviation forecast...as an upper level system 
currently over eastern Colorado will lead to lots of low level moisture across 
most of the forecast area. As lift from this low increases...expect 
rain showers/thunderstorms and rain to develop in this unstable atmosphere across most of the 
forecast area after 22z/Sat. So plan on going with thunderstorms in the vicinity for most 
locations for this chance. Also will go with a tempo group for MVFR 
visibilities in and around the stronger storms near the kict/khut and krsl 
taf sites. 


Expect the thunder chances to continue well into the evening 
hours...especially for areas near the kict/khut/ksln and krsl taf 
sites. 


Kcnu will see a later arrival for the thunderstorms in the vicinity....to around 06z. The 
deeper low level moisture could lead to some MVFR ceilings as well. 


Expect a gradual wind shift to the west for the krsl taf by Sun 
morning. 


Ketcham 


&& 


Fire weather... 
issued at 350 am CDT Sat Apr 18 2015 


Fire weather concerns remain low with the upper level system 
impacting the area causing multiple rounds of precipitation. 
The grassland fire danger index remains below elevated concern 
levels. 


Billings Wright 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Wichita-kict 75 54 66 39 / 50 60 70 10 
Hutchinson 75 52 62 39 / 50 60 70 10 
Newton 73 52 62 40 / 50 60 80 10 
Eldorado 74 54 69 41 / 40 60 80 10 
Winfield-kwld 74 54 70 40 / 40 60 70 10 
Russell 75 51 59 36 / 50 60 60 10 
Great Bend 74 50 59 35 / 50 60 60 10 
Salina 76 52 61 38 / 50 60 70 10 
McPherson 74 52 60 38 / 50 60 70 10 
Coffeyville 73 56 70 43 / 80 60 80 20 
Chanute 72 56 70 42 / 80 60 80 20 
Iola 71 56 69 42 / 80 60 80 20 
Parsons-kppf 73 56 69 42 / 80 60 80 20 


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


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