Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 231023

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Goodland KS
323 AM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Thursday Night)
Issued at 315 AM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

Expect dry conditions and large diurnal temperature ranges through
Thursday, in association with W/NW flow aloft on the eastern
periphery of an upper level ridge advancing slowly eastward from
the Rockies into the Central Plains. Expect a warming trend, esp
mid/late week as the aforementioned ridge progresses eastward to
the MS river valley and a low-level southerly return flow
develops over the Southern/Central Plains. With a significant snow
pack in place, especially along and north of I-70, daytime highs
and overnight lows (the latter in particular) will be affected by
at least several degrees, e.g. model guidance /MOS/ is likely to
be too warm.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Monday)
Issued at 307 AM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

Friday, a trough will be moving over the area with some weak
ridging returning over the weekend. Depending on how fast the
snow melts over the next couple of days will play a huge role in
the extended forecast temperatures.

Friday onward, expecting to see a gradual warming over the area.
Highs in the mid 40s to upper 50s and lows in the lower 20s for
the start of next week as a warmer air mass moves into the area on


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Wednesday morning)
Issued at 315 AM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

VFR conditions will prevail through the TAF period in association
with W/NW flow aloft on the eastern periphery of an upper level
ridge over the Intermountain West/Rockies. Expect NW/WNW winds at
10-15 knots, gusting to 20-25 knots during the day, decreasing to
5-10 knots by sunset.




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