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FXUS63 KGLD 190400
AFDGLD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1000 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 205 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

LATEST VISIBLE SATELLITE AND UPPER AIR ANALYSIS INDICATE A BROAD
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND HIGH PLAINS.
UNDERCUTTING THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WAS A COMPACT SHORT WAVE TROUGH
BRINGING LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL TO THE TX/OK PANHANDLES. THE
SHORT WAVE WILL REMAIN SOUTH OF THE AREA SO DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY
RAINFALL FROM IT OVER THE SOUTHERN PARTS.  MEANWHILE AT THE SURFACE
BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON THEN BECOME LIGHT
BY EARLY EVENING AS MIXING ENDS.

TONIGHT SOUTH WINDS WILL BE LIGHT.  WITH A WARMER AIRMASS IN
PLACE...DUE TO THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE FROM LAST NIGHT MOVING
FURTHER EAST INTO MISSOURI...LOWS WILL WARMER.

SUNDAY SOUTH WINDS WILL TURN TO THE NORTH THROUGH THE DAY BEHIND A
SURFACE TROUGH THAT WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM THE NORTHWEST.  DUE TO
THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OVERHEAD BEHIND THE SURFACE TROUGH WINDS WILL
BE LIGHT THROUGH THE DAY.  HIGHS WILL BE ALMOST 10 DEGREES WARMER
THAN TODAY DUE TO WARMER AIR MOVING IN UNDER THE RIDGE.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 213 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT THE UPPER RIDGE REMAINS IN
PLACE OVER THE HIGH PLAINS. THE RIDGE MOVES INTO THE CENTRAL
PLAINS STATES TUESDAY AND THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION MY LATE
WEDNESDAY AS AN UPPER TROUGH MOVES EAST OVER THE ROCKIES AND
ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS REGION ON WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
NIGHT. A SURFACE PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH MOVES INTO THE FORECAST AREA
EARLY WEDNESDAY WITH SHOWERS DEVELOPING DURING THE MORNING AND A
COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO FOLLOW ACROSS THE AREA BY 06Z WEDNESDAY
EVENING. WITH ENOUGH LIFT AND INSTABILITY DEPICTED DURING BETWEEN
18Z-06Z...EXPECT SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP AND MOVE
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA IN CLOSER PROXIMITY TO THE FRONT.

HIGH PRESSURE MOVES BACK INTO THE ROCKIES AND HIGH PLAINS REGIONS
BY WEEKS END AND REMAINS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

EXCEPT FOR THE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON WEDNESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EXPECT THE LONG TERM PORTION OF THE FORECAST
TO REMAIN DRY. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL BE CLOSER TO AVERAGE FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR ON WEDNESDAY AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE
REGION AND BEHIND THE FRONT ON THURSDAY...OTHERWISE TEMPERATURES
WILL REMAIN WELL ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SUNDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1000 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

KGLD...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 12KTS AT TAF ISSUANCE WILL VEER TO THE
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AROUND 11KTS BY 08Z THEN SOUTHWEST BY 14Z AROUND
10KTS THEN SHIFT TO THE NORTH 5-10KTS AROUND 17Z AND FINALLY
NORTHEAST 5-10KTS BY 21Z. MAY SEE A PERIOD LGT/VRB WINDS IN THE
02Z-06Z TIMEFRAME. CLOUDINESS CONFINED TO UPPER LEVELS. WILL
CONTINUE TO WATCH FOR POSSIBILITY OF STRATUS AND MVFR CIGS IN THE
10Z-16Z TIMEFRAME PER NAM SOLUTION. GFS SHOWS SIMILAR SCENARIO
BUT BOUNDARY LAYER RH VALUES A BIT LESS.

KMCK...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 07KTS AT TAF ISSUANCE EXPECTED TO REMAIN SO THROUGH 12Z
BEFORE VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST OR BECOMING LGT/VRB FROM 13Z-19Z.
AROUND 20Z THROUGH 01Z LIGHT NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 05KTS THEN
BECOMING LGT/VRB FROM 02Z THROUGH 06Z. CLOUDINESS CONFINED TO UPPER
LEVELS.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...JTL
LONG TERM...LOCKHART
AVIATION...99


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