Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
308 PM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

...UPDATED LONG TERM...

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 100 PM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

A FEW ISOLATED STORMS MAY BE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS
EARLY THIS EVENING IN ASSOCIATION WITH A WEAK COLD FRONT MOVING
SOUTHWARD INTO OKLAHOMA. OTHERWISE, SHORT RANGE MODELS INDICATE A
LARGE SCALE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE REMAINING LOCKED IN ACROSS THE GREAT
BASIN THROUGH MONDAY ENHANCING A NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT ACROSS THE
WESTERN HIGH PLAINS. ALTHOUGH AMPLE MOISTURE REMAINS SETTLED
ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST KANSAS, A WEAK FLOW ALOFT AND SURFACE
HIGH PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS WILL LIMIT PRECIP
CHANCES ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BACK DOWN INTO THE 60S(F) ONCE AGAIN
TONIGHT AS ANOTHER ROUND OF COOLER AIR FILTERS SOUTHWARD INTO
WESTERN KANSAS IN WAKE OF ANOTHER COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE THIS
AFTERNOON. FOR MONDAY, THE WEAK SURGE OF COOLER AIR WILL LEVEL OFF
THE WARMING TREND WITH HIGHS ONCE AGAIN REACHING THE 90S(F) ACROSS
CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST KANSAS MONDAY AFTERNOON.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 306 PM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

THE MAIN FOCUS PERIODS FOR CONVECTIVE ACTION IN OUR AREA ARE AROUND
WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND,
ALTHOUGH IT IS POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY AS WELL. SOUTHWEST KANSAS WILL
REMAIN INFLUENCED BY THE EASTERN EDGE OF AN UPPER MEAN RIDGE AND
GENERALLY SUBSIDENT NORTHWEST FLOW HEADING THOUGH TUESDAY, WITH
LITTLE OPPORTUNITY FOR CONVECTION TO DEVELOP. WITH THE BREAKDOWN
OF THE RIDGING AND MORE CROSS TERRAIN FLOW MIDWEEK, THE MODELS
DEVELOP A WEAK CENTRAL PLAINS SURFACE LOW/CONVERGENCE ZONE. THIS
COULD BE A FOCUS AREA FOF CONVECTIVE DEVELOPMENT ON WEDNESDAY AS
WELL AS THURSDAY. THE ECMWF AND GFS HAVE MAINTAINED A FLATTENING
OF THE WESTERN MEAN RIDGE AND AN EQUATORWARD SHIFTING OF THE UPPER
WESTERLY JET, WHICH SHOULD ENHANCE ORGANIZED CONVECTION
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z MONDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1200 PM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT ALL TAF SITES THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
MORNING. WINDS WILL TURN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY 10 TO 20KT LATE
THIS AFTERNOON AS A WEAK COLD FRONT PUSHES SLOWLY SOUTHWARD ACROSS
WESTERN AND CENTRAL KANSAS. WINDS WILL THEN BECOME LIGHT AND
VARIABLE OVERNIGHT AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO WESTERN
KANSAS IN WAKE OF THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  63  92  67  97 /  20   0   0   0
GCK  62  93  65  97 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  63  90  65  97 /  10  20  10   0
LBL  63  93  66  97 /  10  10  10   0
HYS  62  92  65  99 /   0   0   0  10
P28  65  94  66  99 /  30   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...JJOHNSON
LONG TERM...RUSSELL
AVIATION...JJOHNSON


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