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FXUS63 KDDC 240820

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
320 AM CDT Sun Sep 24 2017

...Updated short and long term sections...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 319 AM CDT Sun Sep 24 2017

The upper level low mentioned in previous AFD`s will move into the
Rockies today with embedded shortwaves moving through the Central
High Plains. Towards the surface, a frontal boundary currently
stretched from southeastern Colorado to north central Nebraska
will slowly ooze eastward as the short term period progresses.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to from along and
ahead of this boundary, otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies
through tonight. Moderate to heavy rain may accompany some of
these storms creating ponding of water on roadways. Winds ahead of
this boundary will generally be from the south with northerly
winds behind this frontal boundary. As for temperatures, highs
today are expected to range from the low 70s across west central
Kansas to upper 80s across central and south central Kansas. Lows
tonight look to range from around 50 degrees across west central
Kansas to mid 60s across south central Kansas.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 319 AM CDT Sun Sep 24 2017

Showers and embedded thunderstorms will continue Monday with
precipitation chances dwindling from west to east Monday night.
Precipitation chances will then be confined to south central
Kansas Tuesday. Mostly cloudy skies are anticipated through Monday
then decrease in cloudiness Monday night into Tuesday from west to
east. Winds will generally be from a northerly direction through
Tuesday then shift to more of a northeasterly direction
thereafter. The upper level long wave trough will then split with
one upper level low sliding northeast into central Canada with a
secondary upper level low spinning up across the Desert Southwest.
Thunderstorms will be possible along the KS/OK border Tuesday
night through Thursday, but the best chance will be south of our
CWA across Oklahoma and Texas. Skies look to be partly cloudy
through this time frame with a more increase in cloudiness the
farther you head south. A drier period is then expected through
the remainder of the long term forecast with partly cloudy skies.
As for temperatures, highs Monday look to range from the upper 50s
across west central Kansas to upper 70s across south central
Kansas. Highs will then be around 70 degrees Tuesday through
Thursday, then mid 70s as we head into this weekend. Lows are
expected to start out ranging from the mid 40s along the KS/CO
border to mid-upper 50s across south central Kansas. Lows there
after will generally range from the mid-upper 40s along the KS/Co
border to low-mid 50s elsewhere.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night)
Issued at 1206 AM CDT Sun Sep 24 2017

Scattered showers will continue across the GCK and LBL terminals
over the next couple of hours. These showers should stay away from
the DDC and HYS terminals until around sunrise. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the rest of the day
causing periods of MVFR to IFR conditions. Otherwise expect mostly
cloudy skies with ceilings above 030. Winds will continue to be
out of the south, becoming breezy by late morning.


DDC  84  59  71  51 /  50  80  80  60
GCK  75  58  65  49 /  70  70  60  40
EHA  75  55  65  46 /  60  70  50  40
LBL  78  59  70  50 /  70  80  70  50
HYS  78  59  66  52 /  60  80  80  50
P28  85  65  76  58 /  20  60  70  70




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