Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 241735
AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1135 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...Updated aviation discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 1220 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

A shortwave trough will move out of the Rockies into western
Kansas by late Saturday afternoon. Areas of freezing drizzle look
to continue through mid morning for much of Kansas as isentropic
lift looks to be favorable ahead of a low pressure center in
eastern New Mexico. The conditions will quickly change as a cold
front will sweep the majority of the low clouds and moisture away
by around noon to the mid afternoon for the region.

High pressure moves in Saturday night keeping us mainly clear
until the next shortwave moves out of the Rockies bringing back
some cloud cover to the area. This will also start to push out the
colder air mass as 850 temps warm through Monday.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 119 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

Next shortwave will move out of the Rockies into the central
plains from Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. It will mainly
bring cloud cover as there won`t be much moisture to work with.
This will also start to push out the colder air mass from the
region as the 850 temperatures start to warm from Sunday night
into Monday.

Monday should be warmer with zonal to slight southwest flow aloft
and surface winds should pick up in the afternoon with a low in
eastern Colorado deepening. Focus will then turn to a Pacific low
off the California coast which will could potentially be a weather
maker either for the central or southern plains by Thursday. Euro is
the slower and farther south track while the GFS is a little north
and moves the shortwave through quicker.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1135 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

LIFR cigs at Hays will steadily increase to VFR during the first
few hours of this TAF period. The remainder of the southwest
Kansas terminals will mainly see MVFR cigs becoming VFR although
some brief IFR cigs could occur for a few hours at the beginning
of the period. Northwest winds will also become gusty to around 25
knots this afternoon but will diminish toward sunset.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  45  21  51  23 /  20   0   0   0
GCK  45  18  49  19 /  20   0   0   0
EHA  47  23  50  24 /  20   0   0   0
LBL  47  20  51  21 /  20   0   0   0
HYS  42  20  50  21 /  70   0   0   0
P28  47  24  54  23 /  40   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Tatro
LONG TERM...Tatro
AVIATION...Gerard



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