Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGLD 031735
AFDGLD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1035 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 110 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL FILTER INTO THE REGION TODAY BEHIND A
STRONG COLD FRONT. TEMPERATURES WILL BE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING
WITH MOST PLACES SEEING HIGHS IN THE MORNING. PRECIPITATION WILL
HOLD OFF UNTIL TONIGHT WITH ARRIVAL OF FORCING ASSOCIATED WITH
THE MAIN SHORTWAVE TROUGH. BEST CHANCES WILL BE NORTH OF I70 BUT
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN AN INCH. AREA OF
LIGHT SNOW WILL SHIFT SOUTH OF I70 WEDNESDAY MORNING ENDING BY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. COLDEST TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR OVERNIGHT
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING WITH WIND CHILLS APPROACHING
ADVISORY CRITERIA OF 15 BELOW. A WEAK SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVES
THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT ON THURSDAY BUT LACKS MOISTURE
FOR PRECIPITATION WITH ONLY A FEW MID/HIGH CLOUDS EXPECTED.
TEMPERATURES WILL REBOUND INTO THE 30S AND 40S FOR HIGHS.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 132 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

FOR FRIDAY ONWARD INTO NEXT TUESDAY...THE TRI STATE REGION WILL SEE
AN INCREASING TREND IN TEMPERATURES. THIS WILL BE BROUGHT ABOUT AS
MODEL SET UP AMPLIFIED H5/H7 RIDGE OVER THE WEST COAST ON
FRIDAY...THAT WILL SHIFT EASTWARD INTO THE ROCKIES LATE INTO THE
WEEKEND INTO THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK. THE WNW FLOW THAT WILL
ACCOMPANY THE AFOREMENTIONED RIDGE SETS THE TABLE FOR DOWNSLOPE
WINDS OFF THE ROCKIES. 850MB TEMPS THRU THIS TIMEFRAME WILL RANGE
FROM MAINLY +2C TO NEAR +5/6C FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY...THEN INCREASE TO
+7C TO NEAR +10C FOR NEXT MONDAY/TUESDAY AS UPPER RIDGE SHIFTS
EASTWARD. THESE NUMBERS WILL TRANSLATE INTO DAYTIME HIGHS MAINLY IN
THE 50S FRI/SAT/SUN...THEN INCREASING TO THE 55F TO 65F RANGE FOR
MON/TUES. THIS WILL BRING AT OR ABOVE NORMAL CONDITIONS TO THE
REGION. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL WITH LOW/MID 20S TO
START...TO ALMOST L30S MONDAY NIGHT. THE ONLY CAVEAT OVER THE
WEEKEND THAT MAY HAMPER TEMPS WILL BE INCREASING CLOUDS FROM A
SHORTWAVE DIVING SOUTH SATURDAY AHEAD OF RIDGE SHIFT. MODELS SHOWING
DRY CONDITIONS...BUT INCREASING CLOUDS COULD HAMPER SUNSHINE IN MANY
LOCALES...POTENTIALLY KEEPING HIGHS DOWN SATURDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1035 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

IMPROVING AVIATION CONDITIONS ONGOING THIS MORNING. KMCK REPORTED
BRK055 AT 17Z. KGLD SHOULD REMAIN MVFR OVER THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO
BUT IMPROVEMENT TO VFR IS FORECAST. POOR CONDITIONS RETURN AS
WINTER WEATHER SPREADS OVER SITES LATE THIS EVENING. GUIDANCE IN
REASONABLE AGREEMENT ON SNOW TIMING WITH EARLIER ARRIVAL/EXIT AT
KMCK. UNFORTUNATELY...GUIDANCE DISAGREEMENTS ARE MAKING IT
DIFFICULT TO PIN DOWN CIG/VIS FORECAST. OVERALL...WORST CONDITIONS
MORE LIKELY AT KGLD. BRIEF REDUCTIONS IN CIG/VIS TO IFR LEVELS
POSSIBLE WITHIN HEAVIER SNOW BANDS. SNOW CLEARS OUT GRADUALLY
TOMORROW MORNING AS ARCTIC SURFACE HIGH MOVES IN. GUSTY NORTH
WINDS RELAX LATE THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 10
KTS. WINDS VEER NORTH/NORTHWEST...INCREASING IN SPEED LATE
TOMORROW MORNING.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...024
LONG TERM...JN
AVIATION...RRH


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