Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 240256
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WESTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
954 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014
Strong to severe thunderstorms developed across the Oklahoma
Panhandle earlier this evening before expanding into southwestern
Kansas. Storms were also observed over northwestern Kansas and
Nebraska. Hail to the size of golf balls was reported. Storms across
southwestern Kansas quickly weakened after sunset as they drifted
east. Highs today ranged from the lower 80s in eastern Colorado to
the upper 80s in south central Kansas.
An upper level trough over the Rockies will move out onto the
Central Plains tonight and help push a surface cold front across
western Kansas tonight. Thunderstorms and strong winds can be
expected tonight with the passage of the front after midnight. For
Thursday, thunderstorms should be ending early in the morning with
sunny skies and windy conditions expected in the afternoon.
Lows tonight will range from the mid 30s in eastern Colorado to the
mid 60s in central Oklahoma. Highs on Thursday will top out into the
upper 60s to lower 70s across the Central Plains.