Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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FXUS63 KDDC 281702
AFDDDC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
1202 PM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

...UPDATE TO AVIATION...

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 835 AM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

WV IMAGERY AND 12Z UPPER AIR ANALYSIS INDICATE AN AMPLIFIED UPPER
LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTING SLOWLY EAST ACROSS THE GREAT
BASIN ENHANCING A NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT ACROSS THE WESTERN HIGH
PLAINS. NEAR THE SURFACE, AN EXTREMELY WEAK COLD FRONT IS PUSHING
SLOWLY SOUTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN NEBRASKA.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 210 AM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL CONTINUE OVER WESTERN KANSAS TODAY
THROUGH TONIGHT WITH RIDGING IN THE WEST AND TROUGHING IN THE
EAST. THE ATMOSPHERIC COLUMN OVER WESTERN KANSAS LOOKS TO REMAIN
DRY TODAY LEADING TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. LEE TROUGHING WILL BE IN
PLACE ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO LEADING TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS
ACROSS THE CWA. MEANWHILE, A WEAK UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE WILL MOVE
THROUGH THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TODAY THEN INTO THE OHIO
VALLEY TONIGHT. THIS WILL HELP PUSH A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA
LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL INITIALLY SHIFT
TO MORE OF A NORTHERLY DIRECTION THEN TO THE NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
MID LEVELS BECOME SATURATED BEHIND THIS FRONT LEADING TO AN
INCREASE IN CLOUDINESS OVERNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
EXISTS ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS THIS EVENING BEFORE
MOVING INTO OKLAHOMA BEFORE MIDNIGHT. AS FOR TEMPERATURES, HIGHS
TODAY LOOK TO TOP OUT IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S WITH LOWS OVERNIGHT
DIPPING INTO THE 60S.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 323 AM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

A WARM UPPER RIDGE ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST WILL BEGIN TO
BREAKDOWN AS NORTHERN BRANCH SHORTWAVES MOVE INTO THE HIGH PLAINS
BEGINNING WEDNESDAY. VERY WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S
WILL BE ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS AHEAD OF THE WEDNESDAY SHORTWAVE
TROUGH. THE WAVE WILL BRING A COLD FRONT ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS ON
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH COOLER TEMPS INTO SATURDAY AND HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 80S. STORM CHANCES INCREASE FROM WEDNESDAY INTO THE WEEKEND
WITH THESE UPPER LEVEL WAVES. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE MILD AND IN THE
MID TO UPPER 60S.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z MONDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1200 PM CDT SUN JUN 28 2015

VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT ALL TAF SITES THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
MORNING. WINDS WILL TURN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY 10 TO 20KT LATE
THIS AFTERNOON AS A WEAK COLD FRONT PUSHES SLOWLY SOUTHWARD ACROSS
WESTERN AND CENTRAL KANSAS. WINDS WILL THEN BECOME LIGHT AND
VARIABLE OVERNIGHT AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO WESTERN
KANSAS IN WAKE OF THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  95  63  93  67 /   0  10   0   0
GCK  96  62  93  65 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  96  63  92  65 /   0   0   0  10
LBL  95  63  93  66 /   0  10   0  10
HYS  96  62  94  65 /   0   0   0   0
P28  98  65  95  66 /  20  20   0   0

&&

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

$$

SYNOPSIS...JJOHNSON
SHORT TERM...HOVORKA_42
LONG TERM...KRUSE
AVIATION...JJOHNSON


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