Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 170229
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WESTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
930 PM CDT WED JUL 16 2014
Low clouds and cool temperatures were observed today after heavy
rains and thunderstorms impacted much of southwestern Kansas earlier
this morning. By this afternoon, thunderstorms developed across the
Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle. A line of storms later developed
across far southwestern Kansas and remained below severe criteria.
Cool temperatures help set a few record low daytime highs. Dodge
City only reached a high of 63 today which beats the low maximum
temperature of 68 degrees in 1967. Garden City only reached a high
of 63 degrees breaking their low maximum temperature of 75 in 1978.
A well defined upper level disturbance will continue to move south
out of Wyoming and migrate across the Central Plains tonight.
Meanwhile, a surface trough of low pressure over eastern New Mexico
will sink further south tonight as high pressure builds into the
Central Plains by Thursday afternoon. Thunderstorms will be ongoing
across the Texas Panhandle tonight. Further north, thunderstorms
across southwestern Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle will becoming
to an end before midnight. Rain showers will be possible through the
morning hours with mostly cloudy skies expected.
Lows tonight will range from the lower 50s in northeastern Colorado
to the lower 60s in central Oklahoma. Highs on Thursday will only
reach into the upper 60s to lower 70s from eastern Colorado to