Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 201337
AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
837 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

...UPDATE TO SYNOPSIS...

.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 827 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

WV imagery indicates a strong upper level trough of low pressure
transitioning eastward across the Central Plains and the Upper
Midwest. Near the surface, a broad area of high pressure is
shifting slowly east-southeast across the Northern Plains.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 235 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

Cooler air will settle into western Kansas today with north winds
diminishing to light and variable late this afternoon.
Temperatures today will only max out between 75 and 79 degrees,
with 50s expected by tonight.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 235 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

A warming trend will commence by early next week ahead of the
next upper level trough. There is a chance of thunderstorms
Tuesday and Wednesday and the storms late Tuesday could be severe
with large hail given the strongly veering, albeit weak wind
profile, along with moderate surface based CAPE. Behind the
front, cooler air can be expected once again by Wednesday night
into Friday with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday morning)
Issued at 542 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

Cooler surface high pressure will build into the Central Plains
today with north winds of 15-24kt decreasing in the afternoon
then becoming light and variable. Some MFVR cigs will also become
IFR later in the morning.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  77  54  85  62 /   0  10  10   0
GCK  77  53  85  62 /   0  10  10   0
EHA  78  57  84  61 /   0  10  10  10
LBL  78  56  85  61 /   0  10  10  10
HYS  77  53  85  63 /   0   0   0  10
P28  80  55  84  61 /   0  10  10   0

&&

.DDC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...JJohnson
SHORT TERM...Finch
LONG TERM...Finch
AVIATION...Kruse



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