Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 222023
AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
323 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

...Updated short and long term section...

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 322 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

High pressure will slide through western Kansas tonight shifting
the winds from a northerly direction to a southerly direction. A
lee trough will develop tomorrow bringing breezy conditions to
much of western Kansas. A few mid clouds will be present this
evening but quickly dissipate by midnight. Mostly clear skies are
anticipated through the remainder of the short term period. Lows
tonight will generally be around freezing across western Kansas
with upper 30s across central and south central Kansas. Highs
tomorrow look to rebound to around 70 degrees.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday night through Saturday)
Issued at 322 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

A dry pattern continues through Monday as a weak ridge passes
overhead with a dome of high pressure being the dominate feature
at the surface. Lee troughing will continue through Monday leading
to breezy south to southeast winds felt across western Kansas.
Meanwhile, an upper level shortwave looks to move through the
Rockies Sunday and into the Northern Plains Monday. This will help
push a cold front through the area Monday night. This will shift
winds back to more of a northerly direction. A series of
disturbances are then expected to move through the area Tuesday
through the end of the long term period. These disturbances will
bring a good chance of precipitation to western Kansas. As of now,
the center of most of these disturbances look to trek just south
of the CWA leading to more light to moderate rain showers like we
saw yesterday. However, we are still a few days out and forecasts
can change in timing, position, and intensity. As for
temperatures, highs Monday look to range from the mid 80s west to
upper 70s east. Cooler temperatures are then expected with highs
in the upper 60s north to mid 70s south Tuesday, 60s Wednesday,
and mid 50s north to mid 60s south Thursday and Friday. Lows look
to generally be in the 40s with the exception of Sunday and Monday
nights where lows around 50 will be possible in some places.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1210 AM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

VFR conditions at all TAF sites through tomorrow evening as high
pressure builds over western Kansas today. The current mid-level
clouds will dissipate over course of the afternoon. An increased
pressure gradient will cause northerly winds to gust up to 20-25
knots at KDDC and KGCK through 0Z when the surface high pressure
moves southward, and therefore shifts the wind to southerly at
5-10 knots. A gusty 20-30 knot southerly wind picks up again
toward the end of the TAF period.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  36  70  49  82 /   0   0   0   0
GCK  34  71  50  82 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  36  73  52  84 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  34  72  50  85 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  34  70  50  80 /   0   0   0   0
P28  37  69  46  78 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.DDC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Frost Advisory from 1 AM CDT /midnight MDT/ to 8 AM CDT /7 AM
MDT/ Sunday for KSZ030-031-043>046-061>064-074>078-084>087.

&&

$$

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



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