Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGLD 241802

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Goodland KS
1202 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Thursday night)
Issued at 249 AM MDT Tue May 24 2016

Due to current ongoing storms and severe weather will wait to issue
the morning forecast until severe watch 202 is cancelled.

Southwest flow will persist across the central plains from today
through Thursday night.  A surface trough will exist over eastern
Colorado today and tonight.  The trough will move into northwest
Kansas Wednesday and Wednesday night and then align itself along the
Colorado/Kansas border Thursday night.

a shortwave is advertised to come through the flow this afternoon
and evening. The surface wind field suggests convergence to support
thunderstorm initiation across the northern fa. There is good
instability and shear to produce severe thunderstorms.  Subsidence
moves into the fa Wednesdays morning behind the exiting shortwave.
Even through there is an apparent weak disturbance in the flow
WEDNESDAY afternoon, dynamics and instability are weak so will make
pops nil until late evening when some lift is shown mainly across
the far north fa.  Subsidence follows Thursday morning so pops will
be nil.  A strong shortwave comes into the area Thursday afternoon
and night.  Good dynamics with this feature warrant higher chance

Max temperatures today through Thursday should range from the upper
70s in eastern Colorado to the lower 80s across northwest Kansas.
Min temperatures tonight should cool to the 50s.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Monday)
Issued at 249 AM MDT Tue May 24 2016

Heading into the weekend a meandering surface boundary sets up over
the Central Plains out ahead of a upper level trough over the
Rockies. Models show this system shifting eastward of the region
Friday night, before lifting into North Central Nebraska.

Potential for showers and thunderstorms increases over the
holiday weekend as remnants from the prior boundary looks to
remain over the region and another upper level low moving through
the North Central Rockies.

Look for much the same at the beginning of the work week as
another system looks to move through the region.

With a general southwesterly upper flow over the region, look for
near to above normal temperatures through the extended as decent
warm air advection over the area. Daytime highs will range from
the mid 70s thru the mid 80s. Overnight lows will range from the
upper 40s thru the mid 50s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 1202 AM MDT Tue May 24 2016

MVFR stratocu slowly breaking up and lifting at KGLD. Expecting
marginally VFR conditions to take hold shortly. Afternoon
thunderstorms will develop once again today. Anticipating
development along a remnant outflow boundary over southwest Kansas
with storms moving northeast into northwest Kansas. This area of
storms could impact KGLD but anticipate most activity to remain
southeast. Therefore, only mentioned VCTS for KGLD. Another area
of storms will develop near the Denver Metro, spreading east
through the evening. It is this area of storms that are most
likely to impact KMCK. A late evening arrival seems most probable
from latest suite of guidance.

Late tonight, LLWS may develop as a low level jet strengthens.
Remain a little unsure on the timing and height of the LLWS so for
now did not input LLWS into the TAF. Stratus/fog development is
forecast along a boundary over northeast Colorado. This deserves a
watchful eye depending on how storms impact the boundary layer.


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