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Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1126 AM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016 /1026 AM MDT SUN AUG 21 2016/

There was a taste of fall in the air last night. Cool, Canadian
high pressure built into western Kansas Saturday and Saturday
night, and temperatures fell to the lowest values observed since
last spring at many locations. Scattered thunderstorms Saturday
afternoon and evening in the higher terrain of Colorado spread
high level cloudiness into western Kansas Saturday evening, but
the cloudiness had dissipated across all but far southwest Kansas
by 400 AM. Light winds and dry air with dewpoints in the 40s
supported strong radiational cooling overnight. Low temperatures
ranged from the low 40s in northwest Kansas to the mid 50s in
eastern and southeastern Kansas. Lowest temperatures reported
included 42 at Atwood, 43 at Brewster, 45 at McCook and 46 at the
Hays Airport. The low of 53 at the Garden City Airport tied a
record for this date established in 1950.

A weak low pressure trough in the high levels of the atmosphere
approached the strong temperature contrast on the west side of the
area of cool high pressure in the Central Plains Saturday night. A
few light showers developed in southeast Colorado after midnight
and moved across the southwest corner of Kansas and the Oklahoma
Panhandle before dissipating in the northern Texas Panhandle after

A deep upper level trough extending from the Great Lakes to
western Tennessee this morning will move across the northeastern
United States by early Monday. Another deep upper level trough
will move from British Columbia into the northern Rockies Monday.
At the surface, a trough of low pressure will deepen in the lee of
the Rockies, resulting in increasing south winds today and
tonight. Warmer air will spread back into the central part of the
country, and highs today will be in the mid 80s. Seasonably warm
weather will continue Monday and Tuesday with highs from the upper
80s to lower 90s. Lows tonight should vary from the upper 50s to
the lower 60s. A weak upper level trough in the southwestern
United States will approach the central part of the country Monday
afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms are likely to develop in
eastern Colorado and to spread into western Kansas Monday evening.
Additional showers and thunderstorms can be expected to develop
Monday night in central and eastern Kansas. There will be another
chance for thunderstorms late Tuesday and Tuesday night as another
cold front moves into Kansas.

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