Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 021628
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WESTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
1028 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016 /928 AM MST TUE FEB 2 2016/
Rain falling during the evening transitioned to snow through the
overnight hours. Snowfalls amounted up to 9 inches in Northern
Trego and Ellis counties, and decreased further south. The
rain/snow line ran along Highway 50. Areas south of Highway 50 it
was an all rain event with precipitation amounts of around a
quarter inch or more. Lows fell into the upper 20s and lower 30s
across Western Kansas.
The strong upper level trough that moved over Western Kansas
overnight will move into the upper Midwest later tonight.
Meanwhile, surface high pressure will build as the surface low
exits the Central plains. Scattered light snow will continue
through the morning and early afternoon and should taper off by
the evening. Winds will remain very gusty out of the northwest
through the day today and should weaken tonight.
Highs today will range from the upper 20s in Eastern Colorado and
Northwestern Kansas to the low to mid 30s in Southwestern and
Central Kansas, to the low to mid 40s in the Eastern portions of
the state. Lows tonight will plummet into the low teens in Western
Kansas and will fall into the low to mid teens in the Central
portions of the state.