Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WESTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
1122 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

WINDY CONDITIONS HAD DEVELOPED ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN KANSAS THIS
MORNING WITH NORTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH GUSTING TO 40 TO 45
MPH.  IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS, SNOW DEVELOPED IN WESTERN KANSAS
MAINLY ALONG AND WEST OF A DIGHTON TO CIMARRON TO LIBERAL LINE.  AT
MID MORNING ALMOST AN INCH OF SNOW HAD BEEN REPORTED IN THE ULYSSES
AREA.  EARLIER IN THE NIGHT SNOW HAD FALLEN IN NORTHWESTERN KANSAS.
ANYWHERE FROM A TRACE TO A HALF INCH HAD BEEN REPORTED BY SUNRISE.
LOW TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 30 TO 35 DEGREES.

AT MID MORNING AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WAS LOCATED OVER IOWA WITH A
TROUGH EXTENDING SOUTHWEST ACROSS EASTERN KANSAS INTO WEST TEXAS.
THE TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION BY LATE
WEDNESDAY.  STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ROCKIES WILL
SLOWLY BUILD TOWARD THE WESTERN PLAINS THROUGH TONIGHT.  VERY STRONG
WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE PLAINS THIS
AFTERNOON.  HIGH WIND WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT FROM THE SOUTHERN
PORTION OF THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE TO THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE
OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE NORTHWESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE.  THE
HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL IN NORTHWESTERN KANSAS WHERE A
COUPLE OF INCHES MAY ACCUMULATE BY THE END OF THE DAY.  SNOW CAN BE
EXPECTED ACROSS NEBRASKA THIS AFTERNOON DOWN INTO CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS.  THERE WILL BE SOME LIGHT RAIN IN SOUTHEASTERN
KANSAS THAT MAY MIX OR CHANGE OVER TO LIGHT SNOW THIS EVENING.  THE
WIND AND THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF TONIGHT.

HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 30 IN THE
CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS TO THE MID 40S IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.  LOWS
TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE TEENS IN THE FAR WEST TO THE LOWER 30S
IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

$$

LEE



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