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FXUS63 KDDC 271930

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
230 PM CDT WED APR 27 2016

...Updated Short term and Long term discussions...

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 228 PM CDT Wed Apr 27 2016

A surface ridge axis will build into western Kansas overnight as
an upper low moves from southeast Nebraska into southwest Iowa.
Will begin to see an increase in clouds from west to east after
midnight so despite the light winds anticipated early Thursday
morning will stay close to the previous forecast for lows.
Temperatures falling back into the upper 30s to lower 40s still
appears reasonable.

On Thursday an upper low will dig into the southwestern United
States as a surface boundary remains nearly stationary across the
Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma. North of this boundary a
southeasterly up slope flow will begin to improve near the surface
along with improving moisture and warm air advection/isentropic
lift over this boundary. This will result in increasing clouds on
Thursday followed by a chance for showers and thunderstorms
Thursday night.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 228 PM CDT Wed Apr 27 2016

The chance for precipitation will then continue from Thursday
night through the weekend as the upper low moves east from Central
Rockies into the Central Plains. As this upper level system
approaches from the west on Friday this will result in the best
chance for widespread rain showers and thunderstorms across
western Kansas. Moderate or even a period heavy rainfall Friday
night is also anticipated. Given the saturated ground this
additional rainfall could produce some ponding of water on
roadways and poor drainage areas.

From Saturday through early next week the GFS and ECMWF models
begin to differ on track on this upper level system as it crosses
into the Central Plains as the next upper level low digs into the
southwestern United States. At this time confidence on lingering
precipitation chances are not high over the weekend into early
next week so will therefore favor persistence and the latest

As for temperatures late week into the the weekend period will
continue to favor highs mainly in the mid 50s to lower 60s given
the expected cloud cover and precipitation chances. These highs
for Friday and possibly even Saturday may even be on the high side
given the GFS 900mb temperature trends.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday afternoon)
Issued at 1210 PM CDT Wed Apr 27 2016

Gusty northwest winds will fall back to around 15 knots after 21z
as a surface ridge axis begins to build into western Kansas. These
northwest winds will then fall back to 10 knots or less after
sunset and begin to gradually shift to the north northeast towards
daybreak. 850mb to 700mb moisture wrapping around an upper low,
located in southeast Nebraska early this afternoon, will gradually
lift northeast but until then some VFR ceilings will be present
through late day in the GCK and DDC areas.


DDC  39  65  46  59 /   0  10  70  80
GCK  38  63  44  54 /   0  10  70  80
EHA  39  66  44  54 /   0  10  70  80
LBL  39  68  47  59 /   0  10  80  80
HYS  37  61  44  53 /   0  10  60  80
P28  42  69  51  64 /   0  10  60  70


.DDC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


SHORT TERM...Burgert
LONG TERM...Burgert
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