Area Forecast Discussion
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AFDDDC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
509 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

...Updated Aviation Discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 100 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

Some morning low clouds and freezing fog will be possible across far
western Kansas. These clouds will dissipate later this morning. There
will be a fairly large temperature gradient in highs today with downslope
winds warming up the southwest counties the most. To the northeast,
linger clouds and cooler 850-hPa temperatures will result in cooler
highs. Have a gradient of 60s southwest to upper 30s northeast. No precipitation
is expected this evening or tonight.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 100 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

Cooler temperatures overall are expected Sunday in association with
a fropa. This front will be dry with very limited low level moisture.
Highs from the upper 30s north to 50s south are expected. Temperatures
will moderate Monday with a light downslope wind and weak low level
warm air advection. Values might end up a few degrees above normal
with 50s. Another cold air mass will move through Tuesday and Wednesday,
with resultant lower temperatures. There is only a grazing shot at light
precipitation up north...however...moisture will be limited. Perhaps
a better chance at precip might be in the picture towards the very end
of the pd where a synoptic trof starts to influence the region with
stronger jet dynamics. Temperatures will trend colder late next week
as a strong high pressure center builds down from the north along with
associated much cooler 850-hPa temperatures.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday morning)
Issued at 507 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

A south to southeasterly wind at 10 to 15 knots will increase to
around 20 knots early this afternoon as a surface trough of low
pressure deepens across eastern Colorado. After sunset these gusty
winds will fall back into the 10 to 15 knot range. Some patchy low
IFR clouds and MVFR freezing fog near and west of a Garden City
to Liberal line early this morning will erode by 15z Saturday.
After 15z Saturday model soundings indicating VFR conditions
through the reminder of the day.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DDC  43  30  46  23 /   0   0   0   0
GCK  44  29  45  22 /   0   0   0   0
EHA  61  37  52  25 /   0   0   0   0
LBL  53  34  52  23 /   0   0   0   0
HYS  39  26  38  21 /   0   0   0   0
P28  46  33  48  24 /   0   0  10   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Sugden
LONG TERM...Sugden
AVIATION...Burgert



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