Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 041141
AFDGLD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
441 AM MST WED MAR 4 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 239 AM MST WED MAR 4 2015

AN UPPER TROUGH MOVES THROUGH THE PLAINS TODAY FOLLOWED BY NORTHWEST
FLOW TONIGHT.  NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESIDE OVER THE AREA TODAY THROUGH
THURSDAY.  A WEAK TROUGH WILL BE IN THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AND THEN
MOVE EAST FRIDAY.  HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW FRIDAY NIGHT.

GOOD UPWARD VERTICAL VELOCITIES AND H8-7 LAYER MEAN RH WILL SUPPORT
THE CONTINUATION OF LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE FA.  AS SUBSIDENCE STARTS
TO MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN FA, LIGHT SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM NORTH
TO SOUTH. POPS WILL DECREASE FROM LIKELY IN THE SOUTH TO SLIGHT
CHANCE IN THE NORTHERN FA. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS SHOULD RANGE FROM A FEW
TENTHS UP TO AN INCH.

AFTER THE TROUGH PASSAGE TODAY, SUBSIDENCE WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION
AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.  IN ADDITION, H8-7 LAYER MEAN RH
DECREASES BEHIND THE TROUGH.  THIS WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS
FROM TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. POPS WILL BE NIL FOR THESE
PERIODS.

MAX TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY RISE TO THE MID 20S THIS AFTERNOON AS
CLOUDS CLEAR OUT. A WARMING TREND WILL START THURSDAY WITH MAX
TEMPERATURES REACHING THE LOWER 40S. MID 50S ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY.
MIN TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL FALL TO THE SINGLE DIGITS. MIN
TEMPERATURES THURSDAY NIGHT WILL COOL TO THE TEENS. MID 20S ARE
EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT.

.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 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z THURSDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 436 AM MST WED MAR 4 2015

MVFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUES AT TIMES FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS AT
KGLD AND KMCK. HOWEVER, CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE TO VFR NO LATER
THAN MIDDAY AT BOTH SITES AS THE UPPER TROUGH SHIFTS EAST AND
SUBSIDENCE MOVES INTO THE REGION.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...FS
LONG TERM...024
AVIATION...FS


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