Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 160221
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WESTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
921 PM CDT SAT MAR 15 2014
Temperatures were very mild today across most of western Kansas.
Highs were in the upper 60s to around 70 for most of the area. Out
near the Colorado state line highs were in the lower 60s. A cold
front moved across most of the area this afternoon and early this
evening. Winds were very strong out of the north behind the front
and were sustained in the 30 to 40 mph range with gusts to near 55
mph. In addition to the strong winds, showers and thunderstorms
developed late this afternoon in south central Kansas near the
Oklahoma border. One of the storms in Barber County produced small
hail south of Medicine Lodge.
Early this evening a cold front extended from northeastern Kansas to
south central Kansas to the Texas Panhandle. The front will move
through the remainder of Kansas and through central Oklahoma
tonight, while high pressure builds into the Central Plains. A
surface trough is expected to develop in the lee of the Rockies
Sunday afternoon. An upper level disturbance will move east out of
West Texas tonight. Wind advisories were in effect tonight and part
of the day Sunday from Kansas to the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma.
North winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to near 50 mph will continue
into Sunday. The wind will decrease later tonight and Sunday from
north to south. Showers and a few thunderstorms that were located
early this evening from near Wichita to northwestern Oklahoma will
continue to move eastward overnight. Temperatures will be much
cooler on Sunday across the region.
Low temperatures tonight will range from the upper teens in north
central Nebraska to around 40 in central Oklahoma. Lows in western
Kansas will be mainly in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Highs Sunday
will range from the upper 30s in far eastern Kansas to around 60
from the Nebraska Panhandle to eastern Colorado.