Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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FXUS63 KGLD 192318

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Goodland KS
518 PM MDT Mon Mar 19 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 305 PM MDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Radar and surface observations showing a decreasing in the areal
coverage and intensity of the precipitation. In some locations,
the precipitation has switched back to rain. Expect little if any
additional accumulation of snow. Also since the ground
temperature is above freezing and the snowfall rate has not been
high enough to overcome that, the snow that has fallen has already
melted or is too wet for the wind to blow around. So cancelled the
Winter Weather Advisory.

Otherwise expect the winds and clouds to decrease through the
night. Temperatures will cool into the lower and middle 20s.
However, if clouds decrease faster, the current forecast is too
warm. Plenty of sun and downslope winds will bring about a good
warm up with temperatures recovering into the 50s. Relative
humidities look to stay above 15 percent. However, the night shift
will need to make sure the relative humidities do not decrease any
further in the far south and southwest portion of the area.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 254 PM MDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Wednesday, a warming trend will start to take over the area as
high pressure moves into the high plains. Max temperatures will
be in the mid 60s come Wednesday and jump up to the mid 70s and
lower 80s by Friday. Winds will be light until Friday afternoon
where they will pick up as a shortwave moves over the area. There
is a possibility for fire weather criteria impacting the
southwestern portion of our CWA Friday afternoon and evening.

Friday night the Tri-State area could see some rainfall. At this
time,  guidance has the system grazing areas north of I-70, but
expecting this to change through the next couple of days.
Depending on extent and area of rainfall on Friday, will determine
the fire weather threat on Saturday and Sunday. Went with
Superblend for Pops.

Sunday looks more favorable for another mixed wintry precipitation
event for the Tri-state area, but, since it`s so far in the
extended, decided to go straight superblend for this system. After
Sunday`s event, expecting max temperatures to sit in the mid 50s.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Tuesday evening)
Issued at 515 PM MDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Satellite imagery shows low cloud deck progressing west to east
across the region. KGLD should lift to VFR early this evening, but
KMCK will take quite a bit longer, with VFR ceilings not
anticipated there until the overnight hours. Afterwards, VFR will
continue through Tuesday at both terminals. Gusty north winds will
develop at KGLD by mid to late Tuesday morning, but remain light
at KMCK.




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