Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1220 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017

...Updated Short Term...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 1220 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017

Stratocumulus has dissipated, leaving a clear sky and strong
radiational cooling this morning. As of midnight, upper 30s
already being reported at Scott City, Syracuse and Ulysses.
Dewpoints also in the upper 30s will prevent much more of a drop,
but temperatures of 38-42 will be common at sunrise (normal is mid
50s). In fact, the record low at Dodge City for May 24 is 39/2001,
and we will be close to that number.

Wednesday...After the chilly start, one of the nicest days of the
year! Full sunshine, light winds 10 mph or less, and comfortable
temperatures ranging from near 70 near Hays, to near 75 at Dodge
City, to near 80 near Elkhart. Enjoy!

Tonight...Clear and not as cool. SE winds increase after sunset at
10-15 mph, keeping most locales in the upper 40s and lower 50s
Thursday morning.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 324 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

The upper level ridge over the central Plains on Wednesday will
move east of the region Wednesday night with westerly flow aloft
developing through the remainder of the week. A lee side trough
and eventually a surface low develops over eastern Colorado. A
cold front pushes south across western Kansas on Thursday as a
a shortwave trough moves out of the northern Rockies.
Thunderstorms could develop along the front and over the eastern
slopes of the Rockies which could impact mainly west central and
central Kansas Thursday night. The models show more thunderstorms
developing Friday night in the upslope flow north of the front
over eastern Colorado/western Kansas Friday night into the weekend.
Models differ somewhat on where the best chances for precipitation
will be but temperatures should be at or below normals through
much of the weekend as the front generally stays south of Kansas.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1200 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017

Excellent flying weather through Wednesday. VFR/SKC and light
winds. After 00z Thu, expect winds to trend SEly and increase to
10-14 kts.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  40  75  51  83 /  10   0   0   0
GCK  39  75  50  85 /   0   0   0  10
EHA  42  80  51  90 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  41  78  51  90 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  39  71  49  79 /  10   0   0   0
P28  44  74  50  82 /  10   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Turner
LONG TERM...Gerard
AVIATION...Turner



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