Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 270823
AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
323 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017

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

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 322 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017

A cold front will slide through the forecast area today shifting
southeasterly winds to more of a northerly direction. Lower
portions of the atmosphere will become saturated behind this front
creating a thick deck of stratus. A few storms will be possible
across central Kansas this morning with additional storms possible
across far western Kansas this afternoon. Any storms that develop
this afternoon should dissipate by midnight with decreasing clouds
after midnight. As for temperatures, highs today look to range
from the lower 70s across west central Kansas to mid 80s across
south central Kansas.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 322 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017

Dry conditions are anticipated Sunday into the first part of next
week as an upper level ridge builds above the western United
States with high pressure being the dominate feature at the
surface. A few isolated storms will be possible Monday and Tuesday
evening, but most places look to remain dry. A better chance of
storms looks to be Wednesday into Thursday as the upper level
ridge treks east of the area and the next storm system moves in
from the west. As for temperatures, highs are progged to rise to
around 80 degrees each day with lows in the 50s.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)
Issued at 1230 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017

A cold front will move through the area shifting southeasterly
winds to more of a northerly direction this afternoon. Gusts over
20 knots are also expected this afternoon into the early evening
hours. Lower portions of the atmosphere will become saturated
behind this front leading to MVFR to IFR conditions. A few
thunderstorms can not be ruled out around the HYS terminal this
morning into the afternoon hours.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  81  52  78  52 /  20  10   0   0
GCK  77  50  78  50 /  20  20   0   0
EHA  78  50  77  51 /  20  30   0   0
LBL  82  51  78  51 /  20  20   0   0
HYS  73  52  77  52 /  50  10   0   0
P28  87  56  80  54 /  20  10   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Hovorka_42
LONG TERM...Hovorka_42
AVIATION...Hovorka_42


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