Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 141438
AFDDDC

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

...UPDATE TO SYNOPSIS...

.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 835 AM CST Tue Feb 14 2017

WV imagery indicates a closed off upper level low moving eastward
across the Texas Panhandle. Meanwhile, a secondary upper level
shortwave is dropping southward out of the Great Basin into the
Desert Southwest. Near the surface, a broad area of high pressure
is sinking southward across the Northern Rockies into the Great
Basin.

&&

.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 12Z TAFS through 12Z Wednesday morning)
Issued at 454 AM CST Tue Feb 14 2017

VFR conditions will prevail with clouds dissipating from north to
south. Winds will generally be from a northerly direction gusting
to over 20 knots by this afternoon.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  52  27  57  33 /  10   0   0   0
GCK  51  25  58  29 /  10   0   0   0
EHA  50  27  58  32 /  20   0   0   0
LBL  51  25  58  30 /  20   0   0   0
HYS  52  27  56  33 /   0   0   0   0
P28  54  28  56  33 /  10   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

SYNOPSIS...JJohnson
SHORT TERM...Hovorka_42
LONG TERM...Hovorka_42
AVIATION...Hovorka_42



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