Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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Regional Weather Summary for the High Plains
National Weather Service Goodland KS
432 AM MDT Tue Apr 17 2018 /532 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018/

Skies became partly cloudy during the overnight hours. The winds
varied from south to east at 5 to 15 mph. Overnight temperatures
were in the lower to middle 30s.

OUTLOOK... Dry conditions and warmer temperatures are expected
today. High temperatures today will range from the upper 60s into
the middle 80s which is near to around 20 degrees above normal.
Low temperatures tonight will be in the 30s which is near to about
5 degrees above normal.

For today for locations roughly along and west of a Gove to Colby
to Trenton line, west to southwest winds will increase into the
25 to 45 mph range with gusts up to 65 mph. This will create
extreme fire danger during the afternoon and early evening hours.

Beginning late this afternoon and early this evening, a strong
cold front will move through the region and will produce northwest
winds of 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to to 65 mph during the
evening. These strong winds will cause areas of blowing dust
through early this evening. For tonight, there will be a slight
chance of light rain showers for locations near the Kansas and
Nebraska border. On Wednesday, dry conditions and northwest winds
of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph are expected.
Temperatures on Wednesday will cool into the upper 50s to lower
60s.

From Thursday night into Saturday night, a strong and slow moving upper
level storm system is still expected to bring a good chance of
rain to the region. Many locations will receive from near an inch
to around an inch and a half. These amounts are lower than
yesterday due to the storm now expected to go further south.

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