Fort Scott, KS, to Forsyth, IL, Weather: 7/24/17

Yesterday, we had a rain-free and hot day across southern Kansas.  We ended the night in Fort Scott, KS, and were treated to a beautiful sunset:

This morning has been warm, still and sunny.  We will travel from Fort Scott, KS, to Forsyth, IL, today, in this weather.

National Weather Service (NWS) in Springfield, forecasts (for Fort Scott, KS) a hot, sunny day, with a high temperature of 93 F.  The winds will be from the northeast at 5-7 mph.

The NWS in St. Louis, MO, forecasts (for St. Louis, MO) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 91 F. The winds will be from the north at 6 mph.

The NWS in Lincoln, IL, forecasts (for Forsyth, IL) a mostly clear evening, with a low temperature of 62 F. Winds will be  from the east-northeast at 5-7 mph.

The visible satellite imagery is unavailable at this time.

The infrared satellite imagery shows no thick clouds over our travel route so far this morning.  This image has been excluded from today’s post.

The water vapor imagery shows that deep moisture will remain to our south today, though there will likely be plenty of boundary-layer moisture, according to the surface dewpoints.

The 12Z soundings are unavailable at this time.

The surface observations (from the SPC Mesoscale Analysis Map) show mild temperatures and moderately-high humidity (based on the surface dewpoint depressions).  The skies are clear, and the winds are still.  There are no major frontal boundaries along our travel route so far this morning.

The surface pressure chart shows no strong pressure systems or gradients over our route so far this morning.  The RAP shows that no strong pressure systems or gradients are expected to develop over our travel route in the next six hours.

Synoptically speaking, the 300 mb NAM chart (from Unisys) shows weak flow aloft over our route today.

The 500 mb NAM chart shows no strong vorticity advection over the state today.  This image has been excluded from today’s post.

The 700 mb NAM chart shows no large pockets of rapidly-rising air.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The 850 mb NAM chart shows no major thermal advection over the state today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Precipitation chart shows that rain is unlikely along our route today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

Today, we will most likely through sunny, warm, and still weather.  I don’t expect many clouds, though we might get a few in the evening.

Thank you for reading my post.

The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website.
The forecasted upper air soundings are from TwisterData.com.
The surface observation and upper level charts are from Unisys Weather.
The satellite data is from College of DuPage – SATRAD

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About highplainschasing

This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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