Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS
FXUS63 KGLD 072026
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Goodland KS
126 PM MST Wed Dec 7 2016
.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 122 PM MST Wed Dec 7 2016
Shortwave trough will continue to move away from the area with
light snow ending this afternoon/early evening. Little if any
additional accumulations are expected. As skies clear tonight and
winds diminish, ideal radiational cooling conditions and fresh
snow pack will allow temperatures to rapidly drop. Expecting sub-
zero low temperatures along and west of a McCook, Nebraska, to
Tribune, Kansas, line, which is also where a wind chill advisory
will be issued as they bottom out around 15 below in the overnight
and early Thursday morning hours.
Thursday will be mostly sunny under slowly rising heights but
continued cold. Afternoon highs will only reach the upper teens to
.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Tuesday)
Issued at 254 AM MST Wed Dec 7 2016
Shortwave approaches on Saturday bringing a return flow to the
region, allowing high temperatures to rise into the upper 40s
and lower 50s. Will carry a slight chance of rain for extreme
western portions of Yuma and Kit Carson counties beginning around
noon and extending through the evening. Some of this precipitation
may change over to light snow during the overnight hours with no
accumulation expected at this time.
System lifts off to the northwest Sunday, leaving cooler
temperatures in its wake with highs predominately in the mid to
upper 30s and lows in the mid teens. Winds should stay below 15
mph across the region for the day and night.
Next chance for precipitation comes Tuesday as a trough approaches
from the Pacific Northwest. A slight chance of snow should be
primarily confined to areas north of I-70. Temperatures Monday and
Tuesday should be close to climatic normals.
.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday afternoon)
Issued at 1020 AM MST Wed Dec 7 2016
MVFR conditions will persist into mid afternoon at both KGLD and
KMCK due to the combination of visibility restrictions in light
snow and blowing snow and lowered ceilings. However, as the upper
system begins to pull away expect VFR to prevail from mid to late
this afternoon, with clearing skies tonight.
KS...Wind Chill Advisory from 11 PM MST /midnight CST/ this evening
to 8 AM MST /9 AM CST/ Thursday for KSZ001>003-013-014-027-
CO...Wind Chill Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 8 AM MST Thursday
NE...Wind Chill Advisory from 11 PM MST /midnight CST/ this evening
to 8 AM MST /9 AM CST/ Thursday for NEZ079>081.