Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1248 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

...updated discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 100 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

Some morning low clouds and freezing fog will be possible across far
western Kansas. These clouds will dissipate later this morning. There
will be a fairly large temperature gradient in highs today with downslope
winds warming up the southwest counties the most. To the northeast,
linger clouds and cooler 850-hPa temperatures will result in cooler
highs. Have a gradient of 60s southwest to upper 30s northeast. No precipitation
is expected this evening or tonight.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 100 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

Cooler temperatures overall are expected Sunday in association with
a fropa. This front will be dry with very limited low level moisture.
Highs from the upper 30s north to 50s south are expected. Temperatures
will moderate Monday with a light downslope wind and weak low level
warm air advection. Values might end up a few degrees above normal
with 50s. Another cold air mass will move through Tuesday and Wednesday,
with resultant lower temperatures. There is only a grazing shot at light
precipitation up north...however...moisture will be limited. Perhaps
a better chance at precip might be in the picture towards the very end
of the pd where a synoptic trof starts to influence the region with
stronger jet dynamics. Temperatures will trend colder late next week
as a strong high pressure center builds down from the north along with
associated much cooler 850-hPa temperatures.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)
Issued at 1100 PM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

Flight conditions expected to decrease through the overnight hours
as low clouds and fzfg develops. MVFR @ KHYS, IFR @ KDDC, LIFR @ KGCK.
Improvement back to VFR is expected around 18Z. Winds SE-S 5-15 kt.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  18  43  30  46 /   0   0   0   0
GCK  17  44  29  45 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  22  61  37  52 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  22  53  34  52 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  14  39  26  38 /   0   0   0   0
P28  19  46  33  48 /   0   0   0  10

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Sugden
LONG TERM...Sugden
AVIATION...Sugden



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