Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 220213
Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
913 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016 /813 PM MDT THU JUL 21 2016/
Thursday was another very hot day across much of western Kansas.
Temperatures reached or exceeded 100 degrees over much of the
region, including Dodge City. It was only the second day this year
that Dodge City reached or exceeded 100 degrees. The highest heat
indices were found across central and south central Kansas with heat
index values in the 105 to 108 degree range. A south breeze did
help, especially out west where the humidity was lower.
An upper level high continued to influence much of the central and
southern plains and will continue to to so through Friday. South
winds will also remain in the 10 to 15 mph range through Friday with
little change in the overall summer pattern. A leeside trough will
continue in place along the Colorado-Kansas border.
A clear sky is forecast tonight with south winds diminishing to 5 to
10 mph. Temperatures will bottom out in the mid 70s over much of the
area, with lower 70s along the Colorado border. It will be more of
the same on Friday, if not a degree or two hotter as forecast highs
are 102 to 105 degrees over much of the southwest Kansas region.
Winds will once again be out of the south at around 15 mph by late