Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 221613
Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1113 AM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016 /1013 AM MDT FRI JUL 22 2016/
Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms moved into far
southwestern Kansas overnight before weakening early this morning.
Around a half inch of rain was reported east of Johnson. Other
than some precipitation near the Colorado border in southwestern
Stanton County and western Morton County, the remainder of western
Kansas was dry overnight. Showers had developed in northwestern
Kansas this morning. Low temperatures were mainly in the upper 60s
to mid 70s.
Strong upper level high pressure will remain anchored over the
Southern and Central Plains this afternoon before beginning to
weaken tonight. A surface trough will be located in the Western
High Plains. Very hot temperatures can be expected again this
afternoon across most of the region. Excessive heat warnings were
in effect from eastern Kansas into central Nebraska. Heat indices
in eastern Kansas will range between 107 and 112 degrees. Heat
advisories were also in effect for parts of western Kansas and
western Nebraska. Widely scattered to scattered showers and
thunderstorms may develop later this afternoon and evening mainly
from eastern Colorado across northwestern Kansas into western and
High temperatures this afternoon will range from around 105 in
parts of central Kansas to the upper 90s across much of Nebraska.
Lows tonight will range from the lower and mid 60s in parts of the
far Western High Plains to the upper 70s in eastern Kansas.