Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 262012

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Goodland KS
212 PM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This afternoon through Tuesday)
Issued at 135 PM MDT Mon Sep 26 2016

The upper ridge in place over the northern and central Rockies
will move east over the high plains on Tuesday. The cool area of
high pressure at the surface moves into the southern high plains
overnight with a weak westerly near surface flow across the
forecast area. As a result of clear skies and weak west surface
winds, expect temperatures to rise into the lower to mid 80s by
Tuesday afternoon.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 212 PM MDT Mon Sep 26 2016

A fairly quiet extended period is forecast with numerical guidance
indicating an upper ridge holding across the Central High Plains
through Friday. By Saturday the ridge will have shifted far
enough east and will be replaced by a long fetch of southwesterly
flow ahead of the next upper trough. Numerous weak embedded short
wave troughs will move through this flow with most of their impact
holding north and west of the forecast area. Low level moisture
during this time period will be slowly increasing so a chance of
isolated showers or a thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out.
Current forecast has mostly slight chance POPs Sat-Mon.

Temperatures will be close to normal in the extended period,
meaning highs in the 70s and lows in the middle 40s to lower 50s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1117 AM MDT Mon Sep 26 2016

VFR conditions with clear skies are expected through the TAF
period at MCK and GLD. Light west winds this afternoon will turn
northwest after sunset and will return to the west after midnight.


.GLD Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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