Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 071138
AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
538 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

...Updated aviation discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 218 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

Acrtic high pressure will continue to filter into the area
throughout the day leading to north to northwesterly winds. The
pressure gradient will tighten along the KS/CO border this
afternoon in which gusty conditions will be expected. Winds shift
to more of a westerly direction tonight and decrease to below 10
mph. No precipitation is expected throughout the short term with
mostly clear skies today with increasing cloudiness from west to
east tonight. As for temperatures, highs today look to only reach
into the mid to upper 30s with lows tonight in the upper teens to
lower 20s.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 218 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

The dry pattern continues through the long term period with a
large upper level ridge over the western United States and an
upper level long wave trough across the eastern United States.
This will place western Kansas under northwest flow aloft. A few
shortwaves will move down through this flow allowing for
occasional frontal passages. However, only a slight increase in
cloudiness will be anticipated. An elevated fire risk looks likely
Friday with northwest winds of 25-35 mph and RHs falling to around
20 percent. As for temperatures, highs will generally be in the
50s with the exception of Sunday where low 60s will be possible.
Lows will generally be in the mid to upper 20s with the exception
of Sunday night when low 30s will be possible.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Friday morning)
Issued at 538 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

Scattered mid/high level clouds will move over western parts of
the area this morning but VFR conditions will prevail. Winds will
increase by late morning...becoming gusty to 25 knots during the
afternoon at most locations.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  36  22  53  28 /   0   0   0   0
GCK  37  24  54  27 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  39  26  55  31 /   0  10   0   0
LBL  38  23  55  28 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  34  23  50  29 /   0  10  10   0
P28  36  19  51  28 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

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



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