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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
534 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

...UPDATED FOR AVIATION...

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 259 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

TEMPERATURES MAY REACH THE 50 DEGREE MARK LATE THIS AFTERNOON TO THE
NORTH OF A STATIONARY FRONT FROM NEAR SYRACUSE TO PRATT. THE AIRMASS
IMMEDIATELY TO THE SOUTH ACHIEVED A FEW 50 TO 54 DEGREE HIGHS SO FAR
AS OF 2 PM. MODELS AND MOS PRODUCTS ARE IN FAIRLY GOOD AGREEMENT ON
TEMPERATURES FALL INTO THE MID 20S IN MOST AREAS OF THE FORECAST AREA
TONIGHT  SAVE THE FAR SOUTHEAST SECTIONS WHERE ADVANCING STRATUS BY
LATE OVERNIGHT COULD KEEP STUNT RADIATIONAL COOLING AND EFFECTIVELY
WARM THE SURFACE LAYER. THIS CHANGING MESOSCALE PATTERN IS
EXPECTED OVERNIGHT DUE TO THE SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE POLAR JET
SPREADING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS.
THE MODELS HAVE BEEN SHOWING LOW LEVEL ISENTROPIC LIFT DEVELOPING
ACROSS OKLAHOMA AND SOUTH CENTRAL AND EASTERN KS. ALTHOUGH DRIZZLE
IS A POSSIBILITY AND THE TEMPERATURES NORTH OF THE WARM ADVECTION
WILL BE DEFINITELY COLD ENOUGH FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE, THE SETUP
ISN`T CONDUCIVE TO A SIGNIFICANT DRIZZLE EVENT. THE ATMOSPHERE
NEEDS TO SATURATE AND WILL LIKELY ONLY REALIZE A VERY SHALLOW
LAYER OF UPSLOPE BELOW THE SHORT LIVED ROUND OF WEAK VERTICAL LIFT
BETWEEN 900 AND 800 MB. THE STRATUS WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT OF
THE DIURNAL TREND FOR THE DAY FRIDAY, MAINLY IN THE EAST OF
HIGHWAY 283 WHERE THE STRATUS WILL TAKE LONGER TO CLEAR THROUGH
THE AFTERNOON.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 222 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

SATURDAY:

A RELATIVELY WARM DAY IS ON TAP FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEKEND AS
DOWNSLOPE FLOW CONTINUES ACROSS SOUTHWEST KANSAS. INCREASED HIGHS TO
MAINLY IN THE 60S. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS ACROSS SOUTH-
CENTRAL KANSAS THROUGH THE DAY. MINIMUMS WILL BE 30S WEST TO 40S EAST.

SUNDAY AND BEYOND:

A FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY. WINDS COULD BECOME FAIRLY
STRONG AS A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT DEVELOPS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.
HIGHS WILL BE A LITTLE COOLER AND IN THE 50S WITH LOWS IN THE 20S AND
30S FOR MONDAY MORNING. BEYOND THAT, TEMPERATURES WILL EVENTUALLY MODERATE
AS THE HIGH SHIFTS OFF TO THE EAST AND LEE TROUGHING RESUMES BEFORE
ANOTHER FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION WITH RESULTANT COOLER TEMPERATURES.
MODELS ARE VARYING ON THE STRENGTH OF THIS FRONT, BUT THE ECMWF IS SHOWING
A SIGNIFICANT ARCTIC FRONT WITH MUCH COOLER TEMPS FOR TURKEY DAY. IF
THIS VERIFIES, THAN THE SUPERBLEND SOLUTION AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW IS
TOO WARM.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 523 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

AS A WEAK SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVES ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS LATER
TONIGHT AND FRIDAY, A SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
INTO THE AREA. LIGHT UPSLOPE WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT AND VARIABLE
WITH INCREASING BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE. MODEL FORECAST SOUNDINGS
SHOW LIMITED MOISTURE DEPTH FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE, HOWEVER SOME
FREEZING FOG IS POSSIBLE NEAR KDDC BY 10-12Z. LIFR CONDITIONS
WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY AT KDDC AND KGCK THROUGH 15-17Z WITH IFR
CONDITIONS AT KHYS.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  27  45  32  60 /   0  10  10  10
GCK  27  46  27  61 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  28  52  32  64 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  27  48  28  62 /   0   0   0  10
HYS  24  43  30  58 /   0  10   0  10
P28  31  46  36  60 /  10  20  20  20

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...RUSSELL
LONG TERM...SUGDEN
AVIATION...KRUSE


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