Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
555 AM CST Wed Feb 15 2017

...updated aviation section...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 318 AM CST Wed Feb 15 2017

Mostly clear skies and dry conditions will be found across western
Kansas through tonight as an upper level ridge builds over the
western United States and high pressure dominates the Central High
Plains at the surface. Winds will start out from a westerly
direction this morning shifting to the southwest by this evening
as a trough of low pressure develops across eastern Colorado.
Winds then shift back to a westerly direction by sunrise tomorrow
as this trough slides eastward. Highs today look to reach into the
upper 50s with lows tonight dipping to around freezing.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 318 AM CST Wed Feb 15 2017

Mostly clear skies and dry conditions will hang around the
forecast area through at least Saturday as an upper level ridge
builds first over the western United States then shifts eastward
over the Plains. Cloud cover increases Sunday as the next storm
system moves through the area late this weekend into the early
part of next week. However, confidence is still low on timing and
magnitude of this system affecting western Kansas. As for
temperatures, strong downsloping winds are expected Thursday and
Friday leading to highs reaching into the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Highs currently look to reach into the mid to upper 60s with a few
places reaching around 70 degrees this weekend into the early part
of next week. Lows will generally be in the 30s through Saturday
with upper 30s and 40s for the remainder of the weekend into the
early part of next week.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning)
Issued at 549 AM CST Wed Feb 15 2017

The influence of broad surface high pressure will result in clear
sky and light westerly surface winds thorugh the TAF period.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  59  32  70  35 /   0   0   0   0
GCK  60  30  70  32 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  60  31  70  32 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  60  31  71  32 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  59  34  69  36 /   0   0   0   0
P28  58  32  70  37 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

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



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