Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 140915
AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
315 AM CST Tue Feb 14 2017

...Updated short and long term sections...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 314 AM CST Tue Feb 14 2017

There could be a stray shower along the KS/OK border this morning,
otherwise expect decreasing cloudiness from north to south. Mostly
clear skies are anticipated by this evening and continue through
the night. Winds will be from a northerly direction through
tonight as high pressure dominates the area. As for temperatures,
highs today look to reach into the lower 50s with lows tonight
ranging from the mid 20s across northwest Kansas to around 30
degrees across south central Kansas.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 314 AM CST Tue Feb 14 2017

Mostly clear skies and dry conditions will hang around the
forecast area through at least Saturday as an upper level ridge
builds first over the western United States then shifts eastward
over the Plains. The next storm system could move through the area
late this weekend but confidence is low at this time. As for
temperatures, highs will generally be in the mid to upper 50s
Wednesday. Strong downsloping winds are expected Thursday and
Friday leading to highs reaching into the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Highs currently look to reach into the low to mid 60s this
weekend. Lows will generally be in the 30s with the exception of
south central Kansas where around 40 degrees is possible later
this week.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday night)
Issued at 1128 PM CST Mon Feb 13 2017

VFR conditions will prevail overnight with clouds AOA050 at the
DDC and GCK terminals over the next couple of hours. Cloud cover
will then decrease from north to south with mostly clear skies
anticipated by this evening. Winds will generally be light and
variable over the next couple of hours becoming north around 10
knots closer to sunrise. Gusty conditions are expected by this
afternoon.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  52  29  57  33 /  10   0   0   0
GCK  52  27  58  29 /  10   0   0   0
EHA  50  29  58  32 /  20   0   0   0
LBL  52  29  58  30 /  20   0   0   0
HYS  53  28  56  33 /   0   0   0   0
P28  53  31  56  33 /  10   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

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



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