Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KDDC 040817

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
217 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016

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

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 216 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016

Patchy fog will remain present over the first couple of hours this
morning with mostly clear skies anticipated for the remainder of
the day through tonight. Winds will generally be from the
northwest this morning shifting to more of a southerly direction
by this evening and continuing through tonight. This is due to the
dome of high pressure sliding into the Southern Plains with
troughing developing across eastern Colorado. As for temperatures,
highs today look to reach to around 50 degrees with lows tonight
in the mid to upper 20s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 216 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016

An upper level disturbance will move into the Northern Plains
Monday and help push a surface cold front through western Kansas
Monday afternoon into Monday night. Southerly winds will be felt
ahead of this front with gusty northerly winds behind it. No
precipitation is expected at this time with only a slight increase
in cloud cover. A more vigorous shortwave will then move through
the Central Rockies and into the Central Plains Tuesday night into
Wednesday. This will bring another shot of cold air to western
Kansas. The atmosphere above western Kansas will become saturated
at this time bringing mostly cloudy skies and a chance of
precipitation. Temperatures in the lower levels should remain
below zero leading to all snow in the forecast. With the strong
northerly winds behind this front, blowing snow will be possible,
especially during the day Wednesday. Dry conditions are then
anticipated through at least Friday as high pressure dominates the
region. Another storm system is depicted by the extended models.
This will need to be monitored as time passes. As for
temperatures, highs look to reach into the lower 50s Monday then
plummet into the 30s Tuesday with mid to upper 20s expected
Wednesday and Thursday. Highs then rebound into the 30s Friday
with 40s on Saturday. Lows will start out ranging from the teens
along the KS/CO border Monday night then down into the single
digits by Wednesday morning. Lows then rebound into the lower 20s
by Saturday.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night)
Issued at 1200 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016

Ample moisture at the surface will bring IFR to LIFR to the TAF
sites overnight. GCK is currently being affected with DDC and HYS
expected to be affected over the next couple of hours. These low
ceilings and visibilities will move out of the area by sunrise
leading to VFR conditions for the remainder of the day. Winds will
generally be light overnight with northwest winds at less than 10
knots after sunrise. Winds then shift to more of a southerly
direction by tomorrow evening.


DDC  50  29  53  23 /   0   0   0   0
GCK  50  29  54  22 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  49  29  58  21 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  50  28  56  23 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  48  29  52  24 /   0   0   0   0
P28  54  28  55  29 /  10   0   0   0




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