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FXUS63 KGLD 291739
AFDGLD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1039 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 230 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

TODAY-TONIGHT...MID AND HIGH CLOUDINESS OVER THE AREA THIS MORNING
EXPECTED TO DECREASE FROM NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST AS DRIER AIR MOVES
IN. THIS LASTS THROUGH MIDNIGHT OR SO BEFORE MID AND HIGH CLOUDS
START TO RETURN NORTHEAST IMPACTING THE SOUTHWEST 1/2 OF THE AREA
AFTER MIDNIGHT AHEAD OF UPPER TROUGH CENTERED OFF THE BAJA COAST. NO
PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. HIGHS 45 TO 50. LOWS COLDEST MCCOOK TO
NORTON AND HILL CITY (UPPER TEENS TO LOW 20S) WITH MILDEST READINGS
ACROSS FAR EASTERN COLORADO IN THE MID 20S TO LOW 30S.

FRIDAY-FRIDAY NIGHT...LOW AND MID LEVEL CLOUDINESS MOVES IN FROM THE
SOUTHWEST PRODUCING A CLOUDY SKY FOR MOST OF THE AREA. THOSE NOT
UNDER THESE CLOUDS (NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE AREA) WILL BE UNDER A
CIRRUS CANOPY. LIGHT RAIN IS POSSIBLE EAST OF A LINE FROM MCCOOK TO
COLBY AND TRIBUNE LATE IN THE DAY. PRECIPITATION CHANCES SLOWLY
INCREASE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH WITH RAIN EXPECTED THROUGH ABOUT
MIDNIGHT BEFORE MIXING WITH OR CHANGING OVER TO LIGHT SNOW. THIS
MOISTURE IS IN ADVANCE OF THE UPPER LOW WHICH IS FORECAST TO DRIFT
SLOWLY TOWARD THE SOUTHERN TIP OF CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST ARIZONA.
SHOULD MENTION THAT SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED TO BECOME
BREEZY AND PERHAPS WINDY DURING THE DAY GENERALLY ALONG THE CO/KS
BORDER AREA. HIGH TEMPERATURES MID 40S TO LOW 50S WITH LOWS IN THE
UPPER 20S TO MID 30S.

SATURDAY-SATURDAY NIGHT...EXTENSIVE CLOUDINESS CONTINUES OVER THE
AREA DURING THE DAY WITH A STEADY DECREASE FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST. LIGHT PRECIPITATION REMAINS POSSIBLE DURING THE DAY WITH
A DECREASE FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST AS DRIER AIR MOVES IN.
GENERALLY THINKING LIGHT RAIN DURING THE MID TO LATE MORNING HOURS
WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW BY SUNSET. DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS
LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED. HIGHS IN THE MID/UPPER 30S TO LOW 40S WITH LOWS
IN THE LOW TO MID 20S.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 1146 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

COLD AIR WILL BE ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE AREA TO START THE PERIOD ON
SUNDAY WITH LOW LEVEL UPSLOPE WINDS AND PLENTY OF CLOUDS KEEPING
TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW NORMAL. THE REST OF THE PERIOD WILL BE
FAIRLY UNEVENTFUL AS THE HIGH PLAINS WILL BE UNDER NORTHWEST FLOW
BETWEEN A GREAT LAKES TROUGH AND WEST COAST RIDGE. NO SIGNIFICANT
DISTURBANCES ARE FORECAST IN THE FLOW AT THIS TIME SO PRECIPITATION
CHANCES WILL BE SLIM. TEMPERATURES AFTER SUNDAY WILL GENERALLY BE
AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z FRIDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1039 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

VFR CONDITIONS ANTICIPATED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. NORTH WINDS
WEAKEN THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING LIGHT/VARIABLE THIS EVENING AS A
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE PASSES OVER. SOUTH WINDS RETURN AS THE HIGH
MOVES EAST AND A LEE TROUGH DEVELOPS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE.
INCREASING CLOUD COVER EXPECTED TOMORROW MORNING AS A DISTURBANCE
MOVES IN. ANY/ALL PRECIPITATION HOLDS OFF UNTIL AFTER 18Z SO DID
NOT INCLUDE ANY PRECIP MENTION WITH THIS TAF.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...99
LONG TERM...024
AVIATION...RRH


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