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National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas
537 am CST Fri Dec 13 2019

..updated aviation section...

Short term...(today and tonight)
issued at 335 am CST Fri Dec 13 2019

A quiet weather pattern is expected though tonight as an upper
level ridge builds across the western United States with a trough
of low pressure at the surface moves east of the area.
Northwesterly winds are expected throughout tonight becoming
breezy this afternoon. As for temperatures, highs today look to
reach into the upper 50s to around 60 degrees with lows in the 20s
tonight.

Long term...(saturday through thursday)
issued at 335 am CST Fri Dec 13 2019

A quiet pattern continues into Saturday as west to northwest flow
aloft is found above the Central High plains. The pattern changes
Saturday evening into Monday morning as an upper level shortwave
moves through the central rockies and into the Central Plains.
Cloud cover will increase in coverage Saturday with precipitation
chances increasing form Sunday morning. The chance of
precipitation continues through Sunday night, then decreases from
west to east as the system moves out of the area Monday.
Precipitation type looks to generally fall in the form of snow
with the exception of across south central Kansas where some
precipitation could mix with freezing rain or rain. Confidence
remains low on snow amounts for this system since it is still 3
days out. But model runs have been fairly consistent that northern
zones may receive more snow than southern zones. A quiet pattern
returns through the remainder of the long term forecast as upper
level ridging builds above the western United States with
northwest flow over the Central High plains. As for temperatures,
highs look to reach into the 40s Saturday, then 30s Sunday through
Tuesday. We then rebound into the 40s by the mid part of next
week. Lows dip into the teens and low 20s for the remainder of the
long term forecast.

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Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Saturday morning)
issued at 536 am CST Fri Dec 13 2019

VFR conditions will prevail today with a few high level clouds.
Winds will generally be from the northwest becoming gusty this
afternoon.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
ddc 58 25 40 21 / 0 0 0 10
gck 58 23 40 20 / 0 0 0 10
eha 60 26 48 23 / 0 0 0 10
lbl 61 25 45 22 / 0 0 0 10
hys 55 26 36 18 / 0 0 10 20
p28 61 31 43 23 / 0 0 10 10

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Ddc watches/warnings/advisories...
none.
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