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Mesoscale Discussion 16
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0016
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0652 AM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

   Areas affected...Eastern KS...Northwest MO

   Concerning...Winter mixed precipitation 

   Valid 111252Z - 111645Z

   SUMMARY...Mixed winter precipitation, including freezing rain and/or
   sleet, is possible across the region through mid-morning.

   DISCUSSION...A strong cold front extends from eastern IA
   southwestward through north-central MO and southeast KS.
   Temperatures ahead and immediately behind the cold front are
   generally in the 40s but strong cold advection will result in
   surface temperatures dropping below freezing quickly. Mid-level
   temperatures will remain warmer as the mid-level trough lags behind
   the surface cold front. As a result, thermodynamic profiles
   favorable for sleet and/or freezing rain will likely exist across
   the region during the next several hours. 

   General expectation is for ongoing precipitation to persist and for
   the area of precipitation currently moving northeastward from
   south-central KS to move into the region. Given the anticipated
   thermodynamic profiles, a mix of freezing rain and/or sleet is
   possible over the next few hours.

   ..Mosier.. 01/11/2018

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   38959403 38149489 37359589 37169666 37389704 37759680
               38649593 39999482 39829348 38959403 

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