Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
610 PM CDT Wed Apr 19 2017

...Updated Aviation Discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 238 PM CDT Wed Apr 19 2017

A shortwave trough passing across the central plains
this evening will push a front southward into western
Kansas. Convergence will increase along the front and
thunderstorms are expected to develop after 6 pm around
Stafford and Kinsley. Shear and moderate CAPE are favorable for
supercells with hail as large as golf balls. There is still some
debate about whether there will be a line of storms along the
front or a brief window of time with isolated storms. Cold
advection behind the front tonight will result in lows in the
upper 40s to mid 50s, with highs in the upper 60s to near 70
degrees Thursday.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 238 PM CDT Wed Apr 19 2017

A strong upper level storm system will amplify across
the southern plains on Friday. Western Kansas will be
north of the front with ample elevated moisture so that
widespread showers with embedded thunderstorms are expected.
Highs may only reach into the upper 40s to  mid 50s given
the cloud cover and rainfall. A drier airmass will move
into western Kansas with continued cool temperatures.
Warmer temperatures can be expected by Monday and
Tuesday with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.
Fast moving upper level disturbances will pass across
the central plains next week and this is not
favorable for precipitation on the western high plains.
The upper level pattern may amplify across the
western United States by April 28-29th, resulting
in lee troughing and moisture return into central and south
central Kansas.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Thursday evening)
Issued at 609 PM CDT Wed Apr 19 2017

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible early
this evening along a surface cold front and dry line as they cross
southwest and south central Kansas. Latest near term models keep
the better chance of this convection occurring south and east of
the Dodge City and Hays so initial thoughts are not to mention
thunderstorms in the 00z TAFS. Possible exception may be DDC for
an hour or two depending on development in southeast Ford county.
Will make final call closer to issuance time.

Gusty north to northeast winds can be expected at all three taf
sites early tonight as the cold front moves south towards
Oklahoma. The stronger winds behind this front appears most likely
in the Hays areas from 00z and 03z Thursday and in the Dodge City/Garden
City areas between 03z and 09z Thursday.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  52  70  47  53 /  30   0  50  70
GCK  49  69  47  51 /  10   0  40  70
EHA  47  70  46  54 /   0   0  40  60
LBL  52  72  48  53 /  10   0  50  70
HYS  48  68  47  53 /  10   0  10  80
P28  55  71  50  55 /  40  10  50  70

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Finch
LONG TERM...Finch
AVIATION...Burgert



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