Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
538 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

...Updated Aviation...

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 317 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

Cloudiness will increase tonight as a weak upper level low slides
northeast from New Mexico into the Central Plains. There may be
enough moisture and lift across south central Kansas to create a
few light rain showers. Otherwise expected mostly cloudy skies by
sunrise tomorrow. A cold front is also progged to bisect the CWA
overnight then ooze through the remainder of the CWA tomorrow.
Winds ahead of this front will generally be from the south with
northerly winds behind the front. As for temperatures, lows
tonight are progged to range from the low 20s across portions of
west central Kansas to upper 30s across south central Kansas.
Highs tomorrow look to range from the lower 40s across west
central Kansas to upper 40s across south central Kansas.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday night through Saturday)
Issued at 317 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

A dry weather pattern continues through Wednesday with partly
cloudy to mostly clear skies. Long range models then suggest a
strong system to dive south across eastern Canada and into the
Central Rockies by Thursday. This system will increase mid level
moisture across the area with a chance of rain or snow Thursday
afternoon into Thursday night. It is too early to tell any snow
totals but as of now snow amounts look to be low. This could
change over the next couple model run cycles. As for temperatures,
highs will generally reach into the mid 50s to low 60s Monday
through Wednesday with lows in the 20s. Much cooler temperatures
are in store Thursday into this weekend with highs in the 30s and
lows in the teens.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Sunday evening)
Issued at 533 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

VFR conditions prevail at all sites through the morning. Clouds
are starting to increase as a weak midlevel low moves into the
Central Plains from New Mexico. By early morning, skies should be
mostly cloudy. KGCK and KDDC may dip into MVFR conditions for a
few hours starting around 12Z, but have low confidence at this
time, and have left all terminals with VFR conditions for now.
The occasionally wind gust up to 30 knots from the south will
start to lighten after sunset, and will remain southerly at less
than 10 knots through the morning. A cold front will start to
slide through the region by roughly 12Z, which will shift the wind
at all terminals to northerly at 10-15 knots.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  27  44  23  60 /  10   0   0   0
GCK  25  42  22  57 /  10  10   0   0
EHA  24  43  26  61 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  26  45  23  60 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  28  43  24  55 /  10  10   0   0
P28  37  49  27  60 /  20  10   0   0

&&

.DDC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Hovorka_42
LONG TERM...Hovorka_42
AVIATION...Reynolds


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