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
930 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

Thunderstorms quickly developed along the Colorado border this
afternoon before increasing in coverage across western Kansas
through this evening. The primary threat from these storms remained
strong wind gusts. Reports of snapped power poles were observed by
Ellis County Officials earlier this evening south of the town of
Ellis. Wind gusts between 60 and 70 mph were reported across
southwestern Kansas with the stronger storms.  Highs today ranged
from upper 80s in eastern Colorado to the upper 90s and lower 100s
in southwestern Kansas.

An upper level trough will continue to move out of the four corners
area tonight and drift across the Central Rockies on Saturday.
Meanwhile, surface troughing will persist across the Central Plains
through Sunday. Thunderstorms will be ongoing tonight across
northern and central Kansas as well as Nebraska. Mostly sunny skies
and breezy conditions are expected Saturday with a chance for some
late day thunderstorms.

Lows tonight will range from upper 50s in eastern Colorado to the
mid 70s in central Oklahoma. Highs on Saturday will range from the
mid 80s in eastern Colorado to the century mark along the Oklahoma
border.

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