Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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AWUS83 KGID 221923
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KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ039>041-046>049-060>064-072>077-082>087-
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
224 PM CDT SUN MAR 22 2015

ANOTHER VERY WARM LATE-MARCH DAY IS IN STORE ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA
OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...AS AFTERNOON
HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO CLIMB WELL INTO THE 70S IN MOST
AREAS...WITH SOME LOW 80S POSSIBLE MAINLY IN KANSAS. ALTHOUGH THE
MAJORITY OF THE AREA WILL LIKELY MAKE IT THROUGH TODAY AND TONIGHT
DRY...THERE REMAINS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR LOCATIONS IN NORTH CENTRAL
KANSAS...AND MAINLY EAST OF A LINE FROM ST. PAUL TO ALMA
NEBRASKA...ALONG AN ADVANCING COLD FRONT. ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT
MANAGE TO FORM SHOULD BE OF THE FAIRLY WEAK VARIETY. LOW
TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE FORECAST TO DROP WELL INTO THE 30S IN MOST
AREAS...WITH SOME 20S POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST OF THE TRI
CITIES. TURNING TO THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK...BY FAR THE MAIN
WEATHER STORY IS A FAIRLY DECENT CHANCE OF MORE WIDESPREAD...AND
MUCH-NEEDED...RAIN SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ON MONDAY NIGHT
INTO TUESDAY. ALTHOUGH THE DAYTIME HOURS MONDAY CARRY SOME SMALL
CHANCES OF RAIN...THE MAJORITY OF THE AREA WILL PROBABLY STAY DRY
THROUGH SUNSET BEFORE CHANCES INCREASE. MONDAY NIGHT...A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS COULD EVEN BECOME STRONG TO MARGINALLY SEVERE MAINLY
NEAR AND SOUTH OF THE NEBRASKA-KANSAS BORDER...WITH HAIL UP TO
AROUND QUARTER SIZE BEING THE MAIN THREAT. WHILE RAIN CHANCES
CONTINUE INTO THE DAY TUESDAY...THEY SHOULD GRADUALLY END FROM
WEST-TO-EAST. IN THE WAKE OF THE DEPARTING RAIN...VERY STRONG
WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS WILL SURGE INTO THE REGION BEHIND A PASSING
SURFACE DRYLINE...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS INCREASING TO AT LEAST 25 TO
30 MPH AND GUSTING TO OVER 40 MPH AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY SOUTH AND
WEST OF THE TRI CITIES. DESPITE ANY RAIN THAT MIGHT HAVE FALLEN BY
THEN...THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND DRY AIR COULD STILL
PROMOTE NEAR-CRITICAL TO PERHAPS CRITICAL FIRE DANGER TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. BEYOND TUESDAY...A MOSTLY DRY AND QUIETER WEATHER PATTERN
SHOULD SETTLE IN THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK...WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE 50S OR 60S.


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