Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1100 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

...updated aviation...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 313 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

Surface high pressure will gradually move off to the east
today, with the surface winds becoming southwesterly.
This will lead to a slight warm up with highs in the lower
to middle 40s. With a warmer airmass tonight, temperatures
should only fall into the 20s. Only some scattered high cloud
cover can be expected.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 313 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

A gradual warming trend can be expected through Monday ahead of
an upper level trough approaching from the west. Highs are
expected to warm into near 50 by Sunday and into the 50s and 60s
on Monday. Highs Tuesday will depend on the timing of the front
and could reach into the 60s and 70s across south central Kansas.
There is a chance of rain Tuesday afternoon and this could change
to snow Tuesday night. Given that this is expected to be a fast
moving system with limited moisture, large amounts of
precipitation are not expected, with amounts of melted
precipitation likely to be less than a quarter of an inch, if any
at all. Highs Tuesday will be cooler in the 40s and 50s.
Temperatures will moderate once again by mid to late next week
with some 60s possible by Friday as west-northwesterly mid to
high level flow allows for weak lee troughing and south to
southwesterly low level winds.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1100 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

VFR is expected through the TAF pd. There will be some mid to high level
clouds today, but no flight reductions. Southwesterly winds around
10 kt will continue through the afternoon. A weak trof axis will move
across the terminals late tonight with N/NE winds in its wake. Magnitudes
still will be fairly weak - 5 to 10 kt.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  47  25  50  27 /  10   0   0  10
GCK  48  22  48  25 /  10   0   0   0
EHA  48  24  50  26 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  49  26  52  26 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  46  24  47  25 /   0   0   0   0
P28  46  29  53  32 /   0   0   0  10

&&

.DDC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Finch
LONG TERM...Finch
AVIATION...Sugden



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