Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 260234
Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
934 PM CDT THU AUG 25 2016 /834 PM MDT THU AUG 25 2016/
It was rather cool and mostly cloudy across a good portion of
southwest Kansas on Thursday. Temperatures topped out in the 70s
across much of western Kansas, with the cool spots being Elkhart and
Liberal with highs only 72 degrees. Winds were out of the northeast
at 10 to 15 mph behind a cold front.
The cold front extended from the southern Texas Panhandle into
northwestern Oklahoma by late afternoon and became the focus for
strong to severe thunderstorm development. The thunderstorm activity
remained south of the southwest Kansas region through the evening
hours. There was a trough of low pressure in the upper atmosphere
centered from Utah into Montana.
Thunderstorm activity is forecast to expand northeast into portions
of southwest and especially south central Kansas later tonight. Much
of far southwest into west central Kansas should remain dry. Low
temperatures behind the front will fall to the mid 50s over much of
far west central and northwest Kansas with lower to mid 60s found
across south central Kansas.