Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 240825
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
125 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 124 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

SHORTWAVE RIDGING WILL RESULT IN MOSTLY SUNNY AND DRY CONDITIONS
TODAY. SNOW COVER WILL PREVENT TEMPERATURES FROM REACHING FULL
POTENTIAL ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE. UPPER FLOW WILL TURN
SOUTHWEST ON THURSDAY AHEAD OF NEXT SYSTEM DIGGING INTO THE FOUR
CORNERS. COLD FRONT WILL BE DROPPING SOUTH THROUGH THE FORECAST
AREA FRIDAY AFTERNOON...TEMPERATURES AHEAD OF THE FRONT MAY SURGE
WELL INTO THE 50S GENERALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70...WHILE ONLY
REACHING THE UPPER 30S IN PLACES LIKE NORTHERN YUMA COUNTY. SNOW
WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT RANGE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
SPREAD INTO THE WESTERN HALF OF THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT. LIGHT
SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN MOST OF THE AREA ON FRIDAY AS THE MAIN UPPER
ENERGY EJECTS OUT OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES...WINDING DOWN FRIDAY
NIGHT. TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY WILL BE SLOWLY FALLING INTO THE
TEENS OR 20S AS COLDER AIR CONTINUES TO WORK IN FROM THE NORTH.
SNOW TOTALS FOR THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY ARE IN THE 1 TO 3
INCH RANGE...HIGHEST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 70. STRONGEST WINDS WILL
OCCUR LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING WITH SOME POTENTIAL
FOR GUSTS IN THE 30-35KT RANGE...GRADUALLY DIMINISHING THROUGH THE
DAY FRIDAY.

.LONG TERM...(SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 124 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

AN UPPER TROUGH WILL BE EXITING THE CENTRAL PLAINS SATURDAY WITH
WITH WESTERLY FLOW FOLLOWING THROUGH TUESDAY. SURFACE HIGH
PRESSURE WILL RESIDE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS SATURDAY FOLLOWED BY
WEAK LOW PRESSURE SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION
SUNDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THE WEATHER SHOULD REMAIN DRY SATURDAY DUE TO THE LACK OF FORCING
AND LOWER LEVEL MOISTURE. DRY WEATHER AND NIL POPS WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.  A DISTURBANCE WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW TO THE REGION MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

MAX TEMPERATURES WILL RESIDE IN THE 20S WITH SOME LOWER 30S ON
SUNDAY.  MIN TEMPERATURES WILL START OUT IN THE TEENS SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY NIGHTS COOLING TO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO MONDAY AND
TUESDAY NIGHTS.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z WEDNESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1017 PM MST TUE DEC 23 2014

VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD AT BOTH KGLD
AND KMCK TERMINALS AS DRY/STABLE AIR MOVES EAST OUT OF THE CENTRAL
ROCKIES. HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EAST WITH WEAK LOW PRESSURE
REDEVELOPING WEDNESDAY. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE NEAR OR LESS THAN
12KT THROUGH MOST OF THE TAF PERIOD...SHIFTING FROM THE NORTHWEST TO
THE SOUTHWEST BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...024
LONG TERM...FJS
AVIATION...DR


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