Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 251115
AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
515 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

...Updated for aviation discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 313 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

Surface high pressure will gradually move off to the east
today, with the surface winds becoming southwesterly.
This will lead to a slight warm up with highs in the lower
to middle 40s. With a warmer airmass tonight, temperatures
should only fall into the 20s. Only some scattered high cloud
cover can be expected.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 313 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

A gradual warming trend can be expected through Monday ahead of
an upper level trough approaching from the west. Highs are
expected to warm into near 50 by Sunday and into the 50s and 60s
on Monday. Highs Tuesday will depend on the timing of the front
and could reach into the 60s and 70s across south central Kansas.
There is a chance of rain Tuesday afternoon and this could change
to snow Tuesday night. Given that this is expected to be a fast
moving system with limited moisture, large amounts of
precipitation are not expected, with amounts of melted
precipitation likely to be less than a quarter of an inch, if any
at all. Highs Tuesday will be cooler in the 40s and 50s.
Temperatures will moderate once again by mid to late next week
with some 60s possible by Friday as west-northwesterly mid to
high level flow allows for weak lee troughing and south to
southwesterly low level winds.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday morning)
Issued at 513 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

Surface high pressure will move off to the east today,
allowing for southwesterly winds to develop at 10-13kts.
With the loss of daytime heating, winds will become
light this evening. Only some cloud AOA070 can be expected.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  46  26  50  27 /   0   0   0  10
GCK  46  23  48  25 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  49  26  50  26 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  48  25  52  26 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  44  24  47  25 /   0   0   0   0
P28  46  29  53  32 /   0   0   0  10

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Finch
LONG TERM...Finch
AVIATION...Finch



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