Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 042011
AFDGLD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
111 PM MST WED MAR 4 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 1257 PM MST WED MAR 4 2015

WITH NO PRECIPITATION AND MINIMAL CLOUDS EXPECTED...THE MAIN
FOCUS IS ON WARMING TEMPERATURES.

TEMPERATURES WILL WILL REMAIN COLD OVERNIGHT AND START OUT COLD
FIRST THING EARLY THURSDAY MORNING WITH READINGS IN THE SINGLE
DIGITS. WIND CHILLS WILL BE BELOW ZERO ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA
WITH VALUES AS LOW AS -10 TO -13 ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN
PLAINS OF COLORADO.

BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON THE COLD AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE AT THE
SURFACE OVER THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS REGION MOVES INTO THE
SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PLAINS WITH A LEE TROUGH DEEPENING ALONG THE
FRONT RANGE. SURFACE WINDS TURN WESTERLY AND THE UPPER RIDGE OVER
THE WESTERN UNITED STATES BEGINS TO EXPAND EASTWARD ACROSS THE
ROCKIES AND OVER THE HIGH PLAINS.

.LONG TERM...(SATURDAY THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 1136 PM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

NORTHWEST FLOW ON SATURDAY WILL TRANSITION TO A WEAK ZONAL FLOW
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE EXTENDED AS THE JET PULLS NORTH INTO
CANADA. AS A RESULT...DRY CONDITIONS AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
WILL BE THE RULE THROUGH AT LEAST MID WEEK. TEMPERATURES MAY BE A
LITTLE WARMER THAN CURRENTLY FORECAST GIVEN THE MODEL TENDENCY
TOWARDS CLIMATOLOGY...AND THEY MAY APPROACH THE 70S BY LATE IN THE
PERIOD.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z THURSDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1117 AM MST WED MAR 4 2015

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT MCK AND GLD THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD
WITH A FEW MID TO HIGH CLOUDS AND NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS
TURNING SOUTHWEST AFTER 12Z THURSDAY MORNING AS SURFACE HIGH
PRESSURE MOVES SOUTH AND A LEE TROUGH BEGINS TO DEEPEN ALONG THE
FRONT RANGE.


&&

.GLD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
KS...NONE.
CO...NONE.
NE...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...LOCKHART
LONG TERM...024
AVIATION...LOCKHART



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