Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1100 AM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

...Updated Aviation...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 218 AM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

A strong shortwave trough and associated cold front were
passing across western Kansas early this morning. A few light
showers have developed across western and northern Kansas and
these should pass into central Kansas by 8 am, with clearing skies
today. Winds will be strong from the north today and then
diminish as surface high pressure builds in this evening. With
clear skies and light winds, expect mid 20s for lows tonight,
after reaching the lower to middle 50s today.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 218 AM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

Mean upper level troughing will persist over the Great Lakes
and eastern United States for the next week to ten days, with
upper level ridging over the West. This will result in dry
conditions across western Kansas with occasional cold fronts
as shortwave troughs move from Canada into the northern plains
and upper Midwest. One front will pass through Tuesday morning
and another by Saturday. A warming trend will commence Sunday and
Monday ahead of the next front, and then a little cooler on
Tuesday. Another slight warming trend can be expected Wednesday
through Friday ahead of the next cold front Saturday.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1100 AM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

Strong shortwave is exiting eastward through central Kansas as of
17z, with strong subsidence, drying and clearing in its wake.
Expect VFR/SKC through this entire TAF package. Very strong NW
winds at midday (peak gust of 43 kts observed at DDC) will rapidly
weaken after 21z Sat, as 1025 mb surface high moves to near LBL
by 00z Sun. Light SW winds less than 8 kts will prevail overnight.
After 15z Sunday, surface high will be located in central Texas,
and return flow will commence with SW winds averaging 15-25 kts.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  53  25  62  31 /  20   0   0   0
GCK  52  25  61  29 /  10   0   0   0
EHA  49  25  60  29 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  53  25  62  31 /  10   0   0   0
HYS  51  24  60  31 /  50   0   0   0
P28  56  27  60  34 /  20   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Finch
LONG TERM...Finch
AVIATION...Turner


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