Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 060700
AFDGLD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1200 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 213 PM MST THU MAR 5 2015

NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL PERSIST OVER THE FORECAST AREA TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW WITH THE HIGH PRESSURE CENTER ALOFT ANCHORED OVER NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA AND THE TROUGH REMAINING IN PLACE OVER THE EASTERN UNITED
STATES. A WEAK SHORT WAVE TROUGH MOVES THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW
ALOFT AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS REGION BY EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING. AN EVEN WEAKER SHORT WAVE TROUGH ALOFT IS EXPECTED TO
MOVE ACROSS THE REGION BY LATE FRIDAY. ONLY EXPECT AN INCREASE OF
CLOUDS WITH EACH SHORT WAVE TROUGH ALONG WITH A COUPLE OF WEAK
SURFACE TROUGHS EXPECTED TO TRAVERSE THE FORECAST AREA. SURFACE
FLOW REMAINS GENERALLY WESTERLY WITH TEMPERATURES GENERALLY
EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 15 DEGREES WARMER ON FRIDAY THAN ON
THURSDAY.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH NEXT THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 1154 PM MST THU MAR 5 2015

THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS WITH A WEAK UPPER TROUGH OVER THE
CENTRAL PLAINS BUT IT HAS LITTLE TO NO WEATHER IMPACTS. TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY A RIDGE BUILDS ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND
ADJACENT PLAINS RESULTING IN DRY CONDITIONS AND ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. THE NEXT SHORTWAVE TROUGH COMES OUT OF THE GREAT
BASIN LATE IN THE WEEK...BUT THE OVERALL FLOW REMAINS RATHER WEAK
AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL BE LACKING FOR PRECIPITATION...SO NO
IMPACTS EXPECTED WITH IT AT THIS POINT.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z FRIDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1025 PM MST THU MAR 5 2015

VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE TAF. LIGHT WESTERLY WINDS WILL
CONTINUE WITH SOME SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT IN DIRECTION.

&&

.GLD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
KS...NONE.
CO...NONE.
NE...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...LOCKHART
LONG TERM...024
AVIATION...JTL



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