Regional Weather Summary
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AWUS83 KGLD 222040

Regional Weather Summary for the High Plains
National Weather Service Goodland KS
240 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017 /340 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017/

Extensive low cloudiness was observed across the area this morning
with east to southeast winds of 10 to 20 mph and gusty. Low
temperatures were in the low to upper 30s. During the afternoon
hours a mostly sunny sky was observed along and west of the
Colorado Kansas border with a mostly cloudy sky to the east. Winds
strengthen into the 15 to 25 mph range from the south with gusts
around 35 mph. 2 PM MDT (3 PM CDT) temperatures were generally
from 50 to near 60 degrees at range from 50 in Norton to 59 in

OUTLOOK... extensive low cloudiness will redevelop this evening
and continue overnight as southerly winds continue to transport
low level moisture into the area. A few areas of drizzle and fog
are possible. Low temperatures will be above normal in the low to
mid 40s. The low cloudiness will gradually move east through the
day Thursday allowing the atmosphere to destabilize with high
temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s. South to southwest winds
of 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts are expected and could produce a
few areas of blowing dust. Showers and a few thunderstorms are
possible from noon through late afternoon generally along and east
of the Colorado Kansas border. A better chance develops shortly
before sunset and continues through the evening. A few storms may
become severe. For Thursday night and Friday a strong low pressure
system moves east along the Kansas Oklahoma border. Precipitation
chances increase on the backside of this system producing
widespread rain and a few thunderstorms. Some snow is also
possible. North winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts over 50 mph are
expected Friday. High temperatures will only reach the low to mid
40s along and west of the Colorado border with some low 60s across
the far eastern reaches of the area.

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