Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 262323

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Goodland KS
523 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 00Z TAFS through 00Z Tuesday evening)
Issued at 520 PM MDT Mon Sep 26 2016

VFR conditions expected for the TAFs. With the upper level ridge
just to the west light winds will turn more to the west or
northwest by midnight with very little change in direction through
the rest of the TAF.


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