Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 231722
Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1222 PM CDT FRI SEP 23 2016 /1122 AM MDT FRI SEP 23 2016/
It was a calm, dry morning in Southwest Kansas, with temperatures
dropping into the upper to mid-60s. A small line of storms tried
to form just across the Colorado border and moved into northwest
Kansas, but fell apart after 1 am.
Today will be another warm, windy day in the 90s. Southern wind
speeds will reach 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35-40 mph.
An intense upper level trough is continuing to strengthen over
Utah and into Colorado. A surface cold front associated with the
aforementioned upper level system is currently over central
Colorado and pushing east. This front should reach southwest
Kansas by Sunday morning. Tonight, enough instability ahead of the
front should be available to create some thunderstorms,
especially across the Colorado border, into western Kansas. There
is a marginal risk for developing storms tonight to become severe,
with with main severe threats being high wind and quarter- sized
Tonight, lows will reach into the upper 50s just across the
Colorado border into Kansas due to this system pushing through,
and to the lower 60s toward west-central Kansas.
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