Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 041606
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WESTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
1106 AM CDT TUE AUG 4 2015 /1006 AM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015/
A few storms rolled through western Kansas last night, mainly
across, eastern Colorado, the far western two rows of counties in
Kansas, western Oklahoma, and the TX/OK panhandles. A few more
isolated showers developed around Dodge City and slowly migrated
east just before sunrise. The highest precipitation amounts were
confined to portions of Hamilton, Greeley, and Wichita Counties in
Kansas where over an inch fell in some places. Lows overnight
ranged from the upper 50s and lower 60s across eastern Colorado
and western Kansas to upper 60s and lower 70s across central
Kansas and central Oklahoma.
Today, an upper level ridge sits over the Southern Rockies with an
upper level trough extending from the northern Rockies to the Mid
Mississippi Valley. A trough of low pressure at the surface is
located around the KS/CO border leading to southerly winds across
NE/KS/OK. Westerly winds can be expected across eastern Colorado.
A few thunderstorms are anticipated to develop this afternoon
across southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas, then slide
southeast into central KS/NE this evening into the overnight
As for temperatures, highs today look to range from the mid 80s
across central and south central Kansas to lower 90s across
eastern CO, western KS, the OK/TX panhandle, and western Oklahoma.
Lows tonight look to range from the lower 60s across eastern
Colorado to lower 70s across portions of Oklahoma.