Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KDDC 201737
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1237 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

...Updated for aviation discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 407 AM CDT Fri May 20 2016

Temperatures will be around 10 to 15 degrees warmer today
depending on location. The warmest highs could be reached in the
low 80s near Elkhart, while around 70 may be more probable under the
upslope surface wind modified stratus clouds which will again
persist the entire day from Dodge City to Hays. The main wave of
precipitation exited the area last evening, and with upper ridging
developing, precipitation should not be expected today. Light
southeast winds will continue as high pressure remains anchored
over the Upper Midwest for another day. Between 18 and 21 UTC
clouds should begin to see some breaks, based on NAM forecast
soundings and their saturated profiles. However, the clouds return
with even thicker layers by what appears to be good moisture flux
in the boundary layer toward midnight and beyond. Models have
indicated at times QPF which from pattern recognition looked like
mid level warm advection showers/or even weak unorganized elevated
TSRA as the atmosphere becomes less stable. No other significant
forcing is present and pops are very low.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 407 AM CDT Fri May 20 2016

The dryline and/or the easterly upslope flow ahead of the dryline
with increasing dew points may become a factor for storms heading
into Saturday afternoon. NAM seemed to develop storms and drive
them south along the moisture axis into Oklahoma in the evening.
At a minimum, a decent setup for storm initiation should be in
place even if not widely organized. Models indicate the best
chance for more organized widespread severe is to the north and
south of the DDC CWA, however the parameters cannot rule out any
threat with respect to severe for Saturday. Sunday will be similar
although the upper storm system from the west will be drawing
closer placing western Kansas in a better broad lift environment.
A slight risk for severe is highlighted for a much larger region
of the High Plains including all of western Kansas.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 1229 PM CDT Fri May 20 2016

CIGS will gradually rise with daytime heating and low clouds may
even become scattered at 22z. But with continued moisture
advection tonight and diurnal cooling, low clouds will return and
lower to LIFR. Winds will remain from the southeast.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  69  57  81  63 /  10  10  30  20
GCK  72  56  85  62 /  10  10  20  20
EHA  79  56  87  58 /  10  10  10  10
LBL  76  56  86  62 /  10  10  20  20
HYS  67  57  76  61 /  10  20  20  20
P28  69  58  79  62 /  10  20  20  30

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Russell
LONG TERM...Russell
AVIATION...Finch



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