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Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1131 AM CDT SUN MAY 29 2016 /1031 AM MDT SUN MAY 29 2016/

Partly cloudy skies and seasonably mild weather prevailed across
Kansas overnight. A weak upper level trough moving across southern
Nebraska and northern Kansas supported development of a few
showers in central and northern Kansas. More significant
thunderstorms developed in the early morning hours in the Oklahoma
and Texas Panhandles and northwest Oklahoma. These thunderstorms
formed as the low level jet interacted with a weak warm front
aloft. Hail up to the size of quarters was reported in the
Oklahoma Panhandle. The showers in central and northern Kansas
produced only light amounts of rain, including 0.10 inches at
Larned, 0.04 inches at Utica and 0.03 inches at Ulysses. Winds
generally were from the south at less than 10 mph, and low
temperatures varied from the upper 40s in northwest Kansas and
northeast Colorado to near 60 in southeast Kansas.

The thunderstorms in the Panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas and in
northwest Oklahoma will continue to weaken this morning. Rain-
cooled outflow is likely to spread into southwest Kansas but
should modify this afternoon. A weak upper level trough will
progress from New Mexico to the Texas Panhandle this afternoon. At
the surface, an area of low pressure will remain nearly stationary
in southeast Colorado with a weak stationary front extending
across far southwest Kansas into the Texas Panhandle. A few
showers and thunderstorms may form this afternoon in central and
southern Kansas, but more widespread thunderstorms can be
expected to develop from eastern Colorado into the Texas
Panhandle. An organized cluster of thunderstorms should progress
southeast across the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma this evening.
Some of these thunderstorms may produce hail and damaging winds.
Scattered thunderstorms also may develop in eastern Colorado and
spread into western Kansas late this afternoon and evening. Hail
up to the size of quarters and gusty winds can be expected with
the most intense thunderstorms. Temperatures this afternoon will
be near seasonal averages and should range from the upper 70s to
the mid 80s. Lows tonight will vary from the low 50s in northeast
Colorado to the lower 60s in northwest Oklahoma.

A trough of low pressure will deepen in the lee of the Rockies
Monday as a deep upper level trough moves across the northern
Rockies. South winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph Monday, and
temperatures should rise into the low to mid 80s. Scattered
thunderstorms can be expected to develop in eastern Colorado and
to spread into western Kansas in the late afternoon and evening
hours once again.

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