Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
500 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 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday morning)
Issued at 500 AM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

Flight conditions should primarily be VFR. Locally reduced MVFR
conditions possible early this morning as some showers move
through. Main concern today is the strong NW/N winds of 20-35 kt.
These winds will decrease down to 10-15 kt by this evening.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  54  25  62  31 /  20   0   0   0
GCK  52  25  61  29 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  52  25  60  29 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  54  25  62  31 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  52  24  60  31 /  30   0   0   0
P28  57  27  60  34 /  20   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Finch
LONG TERM...Finch
AVIATION...Sugden



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