Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 042030
AFDGLD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
230 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 228 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

ONGOING THUNDERSTORMS AND SVR THUNDERSTORM WATCH 470 WILL CONTINUE
INTO THIS EVENING WITH STORMS EXITING OVERNIGHT.  THE FAR WESTERN
PORTION OF THE FA WILL HAVE LOW CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS.  LATER
TONIGHT BOUNDARY LAYER RH INCREASES TO ABOVE 90 PERCENT OVER A LARGE
PART OF THE AREA.  PLAN TO INTRODUCE PATCHY FOG LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MID MORNING WEDNESDAY.  OTHERWISE, SUBSIDENCE WILL PRODUCE DRY
CONDITIONS ACROSS THE FA WEDNESDAY.

MIN TEMPERATURES TONIGHT SHOULD RANGE FROM 60 TO 65.  MAX
TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY SHOULD RISE TO THE LOWER 90S.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 228 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

A FLATTENED RIDGE WILL RESIDE OVER THE ROCKIES AND PLAINS THROUGH
FRIDAY.  A SURFACE TROUGH WILL EXIST OVER EASTERN COLORADO WILL
SHIFT EAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO NORTHWEST
KANSAS BEHIND THE TROUGH THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.  ANOTHER
TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO EASTERN COLORADO FRIDAY.

SUBSIDENCE WILL AND LACK OF MOISTURE WILL PRODUCE DRY CONDITIONS
OVER THE FA FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.  SOME
LIFT AND MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT MOVING SOUTH ACROSS THE
FA THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL SUPPORT A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LIMITED MOISTURE IS CONFINED TO THE NORTHEAST THIRD
OF THE FA THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  SUBSIDENCE WILL BRING DRY
CONDITIONS AGAIN AFTER 06Z FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.  THE NEXT
SHORTWAVE COMING THROUGH THE FLOW WILL AFFECT EASTERN COLORADO
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  PLAN TO CONTINUE SLIGHT CHANCE POPS DUE TO
LIMITED MOISTURE.

MIN TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO MID 60S. MAX
TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE TO THE MID 90S THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

IN THE EXTENDED...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)...

AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUES ACROSS THE FA.  A RIDGE WILL
REMAIN ANCHORED OVER THE PLAINS.  HOWEVER, NUMEROUS SHORTWAVES WILL
MOVE THROUGH THE RIDGE AND SUPPORT A SLIGHT CHANCE TO A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

MIN TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO MID 60S FRIDAY NIGHT
AND THE MID TO UPPER 60S SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.  MAX
TEMPERATURES WILL VARY FROM THE UPPER 80S TO THE LOWER 90S.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z WEDNESDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 534 AM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

VFR CONDITIONS ANTICIPATED AT KGLD OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. UNLIKE
KGLD...KMCK IS CURRENTLY ENGULFED IN DENSE FOG. FOG FORMED IN THE
VICINITY OF A STALLED FRONT WHERE MOISTURE IS POOLED. FOG SHOULD
DISSIPATE BY LATE MORNING. THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT OCCURS THIS
AFTERNOON AS A VIGOROUS DISTURBANCE PUSHES THROUGH. STORMS LIKELY
DEVELOP ON A DRYLINE AND THE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED FRONT. STORMS
WILL MOVE OVER KMCK BUT UNSURE IF THEY WILL REACH KGLD. FOR
NOW...MENTIONED VCTS AT KGLD. STORMS LIKELY EXIT THE REGION THIS
EVENING. ANOTHER ROUND OF FOG IS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY AT KMCK.
PLACED A MVFR FOG MENTION INTO KMCK TAF FOR NOW.

&&

.GLD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
KS...NONE.
CO...NONE.
NE...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...FS
LONG TERM...FS
AVIATION...RRH


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