Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGID 301001
AFDGID

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
501 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 415 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

SATELLITE AND OBSERVATIONS SHOW MID OR HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS DRIFTING
THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA. SURFACE ANALYSIS HAS A HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM IN EASTERN KANSAS EARLY THIS MORNING AND A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM ON THE HIGH PLAINS. WINDS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STILL LIGHT BUT
HAVE BEEN TURNING TO THE SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST.

THE SURFACE HIGH IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING TO THE SOUTHEAST
TODAY. THE SURFACE LOW...WITH A SURFACE TROUGH...IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE DAY TODAY. WINDS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WILL
GRADUALLY TURN TO THE NORTHWEST. WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE AND DOWN
SLOPE WINDS AND EVEN A LITTLE WARM ADVECTION...THE TEMPERATURES THIS
AFTERNOON SHOULD WARM INTO THE MID 70S TO AROUND 80 DEGREES. THE
QUESTION THEN BECOMES FIRE DANGER FOR THIS AFTERNOON. RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ACROSS THE AREA DROPS TO LESS THAN 25 PERCENT. WINDS AHEAD
OF THE TROUGH INCREASE FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THE NORTH AND EASTERN
PARTS OF THE FORECAST AREA WILL HAVE A RED FLAG WARNING. ACROSS THE
NORTH THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP EARLY AND WINDS WILL BE STRONG
ENOUGH. THE EASTERN PART WILL HAVE THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALL LATER
BUT THE WINDS WILL BE STRONGER.

THE TROUGH IS THROUGH THE AREA THIS EVENING. A WEAK SURFACE HIGH
SETTLES INTO THE AREA. WINDS BECOME LIGHT...BUT TEMPERATURES SHOULD
STILL REMAIN ON THE WARM SIDE.

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 450 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

LONG TERM FORECAST DISCUSSION WILL BE OUT SOON.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS THROUGH 06Z MONDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1225 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

A FEW MID TO HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS ARE MOVING THROUGH THE TERMINAL
AREAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY. WINDS WILL
PICK UP FROM THE SOUTHWEST DURING THE DAY AND DIMINISH AGAIN AS
EVENING APPROACHES.

&&

.GID WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...RED FLAG WARNING FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS
     EVENING FOR NEZ039>041-046>049-062>064-076-077-086-087.

KS...RED FLAG WARNING FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS
     EVENING FOR KSZ007-019.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...JCB
LONG TERM...HEINLEIN
AVIATION...JCB



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