Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1124 AM CDT TUE MAY 31 2016 /1024 AM MDT TUE MAY 31 2016/

Widespread showers and thunderstorms moved across western Kansas
overnight. There were a few reports of strong to marginally severe
thunderstorms before 2 am. However, most of the storms were not
severe and mainly contained heavy rain, small hail, wind gusts as
high as 56 mph and lots of lightning. The heaviest rains were
generally along and south of a line from northern Lane county to
Jetmore to La Crosse. Rain amounts in this region varied greatly
from a quarter of an inch or less to over 2 inches. Dodge City
received around one inch while Garden City received a little less
than a half inch. Morning lows were mainly in the 50s and Medicine
Lodge was the warm spot at 60 degrees. Skies were partly to mostly
cloudy across most of western Kansas late this morning.

Upper level disturbances will track across the northern plains
and southern high plains through Wednesday. Weak surface high
pressure is expected to build into Kansas by Wednesday. There are
chances of thunderstorms from southern Kansas into Oklahoma and
Texas through tonight, but the best chance will be from Oklahoma
southward. Otherwise, skies will be party to mostly cloudy.

Highs today are expected to be in the 70s across most of the
region, with some lower 80s across Oklahoma. Lows tonight will
vary from the upper 40s in parts of eastern Colorado to the lower
60s in central and northern Oklahoma.


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