Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGLD 211954

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Goodland KS
154 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday night)
Issued at 525 AM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Today-tonight...two bands of moisture primarily in the 700-500mb
layer move into the area today, one across the far east through
southern parts of the area and another across the far west and
northwest portions of the area along a cold front. These will act as
a focus for afternoon through early evening shower and thunderstorm
development before dissipating as stable sfc high moves in. Will
have to deal with stratus and possibly some fog moving in from the
north by mid to late evening quickly spreading south across the
remainder of the area overnight. High temperatures in the mid 80s to
low 90s. Low temperatures in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Eclipse forecast (roughly 10AM MST (11 AM CST) through 2PM CST (3 PM
CST)...currently expecting temperatures to remain steady in the mid
70s to low 80s with winds from the southwest 5 to 20 mph, highest
generally along and south of the interstate. Thickest cloud cover
from near Hill City to Tribune and points south with
isolated/scattered showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. Elsewhere
just high clouds which at this time shouldnt be thick enough to
prevent good viewing but forecasting thickness of these clouds is
always difficult.

Tuesday-Tuesday night...morning low clouds/possible fog expected to
steadily dissipate through mid to late morning leaving a sunny to
mostly sunny sky in the afternoon. Little if any moisture in the 850-
500mb column leading to a dry forecast under perhaps a small
increase in high clouds through the night. High temperatures in the
upper 70s to mid 80s with lows in the mid 50s to around 60.

Wednesday-Wednesday night...may see a few showers/thunderstorms mid
to late morning Wednesday across parts of far eastern Colorado as
some 850-500mb moisture moves in from the west interacting with
instability axis. This remains nearly stationary during the
afternoon before slightly shifting east during the evening. High
temperatures int he low to mid 80s, lows in the mid 50s to low 60s.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 153 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

During the extended period, the highest chances for precipitation
will be Wednesday through Saturday. Tuesday night is anticipated to
be dry due to a ridge still in place over the region. Come
Wednesday, the ridge will begin to push east and a weak shortwave
will move into the area. This will cause some precipitation
development. Thursday will bring an embedded shortwave trough over
the CWA. Due to this, precipitation is likely. Based on current
guidance, the afternoon will be more rain and then the evening could
see more storm chances. Friday and Saturday will be similar with
upper level northwest flow dominating over the Tri-State region.
This will bring continued precipitation chances each day.

A dominate ridge is in place over the western CONUS on Friday and
will impact the region Sunday and Monday. This will cause a dry
pattern over the CWA. There could potentially be pop up showers but
nothing significant is expected.

Temperatures during the period will primarily stay in the 80s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1132 AM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Throughout the remainder of the TAF period, VFR conditions are
expected to prevail at the Goodland and McCook terminals. Sub-VFR
conditions could occur between the 10-14Z timeframe, but
forecaster confidence is too low at this time to put in any hard




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