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(EXTRACTED FROM FXUS63 KEAX 231757)


    
    Issued at 1157 AM CST SAT FEB 23 2019
    
    The strong low pressure system approaching the area has brought
    and will continue to bring a variety of concerns for this TAF
    period. Low visibilities are being observed across the area, but
    they are trending to improve and should continue doing so,
    slowly, throughout the afternoon and evening. The exception is
    from about STJ northwest and along the MO/IA border. Strong winds
    and falling snow will likely keep visibility low through much of
    the overnight hours. Ceilings will fluctuate a little between
    MVFR/IFR/LIFR this evening but should improve after midnight
    rather quickly from west to east. Scattered rain showers with
    isolated to scattered storms should continue this afternoon. Then
    this evening, the low pressure system will begin exiting the area.
    Rain chances will continue, with a change over to snow in far NW
    MO and a wintry mix in adjacent counties. The wintry mix is
    expected to reach as far south as the KC metro tonight, before the
    system completely exits the area. Once it does exit, conditions
    should improve rapidly. The center of the surface low should move
    northeast from south-central KS through STJ up into southeastern
    IA. This will shift winds to the northwest and also create very
    windy conditions behind the cold front. Sustained northwest winds
    between 20-25 kts with gusts up to 45 kts are expected. The peak
    winds will move from west to east between 04Z-12Z. Winds should
    gradually decrease throughout the day Sunday.