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Marine Weather and Tides
Sharon Springs, KS

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Sunrise 6:24AMSunset 8:55PM Tuesday May 23, 2017 11:01 PM CDT (04:01 UTC) Moonrise 4:13AMMoonset 5:34PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sharon Springs, KS
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Area Discussion for - Goodland, KS
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505 pm mdt Tue may 23 2017

Short term (this afternoon through Wednesday)
issued at 1018 am mdt Tue may 23 2017
latest upper analysis shows the closed low moving northeast with a
ridge approaching from the west. Satellite imagery shows cumulus
clouds developing as temperatures continue to warm, replacing the
wave clouds that are indicative of a stable environment. At the
surface winds continue to increase as the low level jet over the
forecast area begins to mix down to the ground. Anticipate
northerly winds to increase from north to south, with the peak
wind gusts occurring during the first part of the afternoon. With
weak lift over the entire forecast area this afternoon and steep
temperature lapse rates in place, continue to foresee the
potential for isolated showers to develop.

This evening winds will rapidly decline and become light. Any
lingering showers will end as temperatures cool. During the
overnight hours a surface high will move through from the west,
causing the north winds to turn to the west. The sky will also
clear from west to east ahead of the surface high as drier air
moves in behind the closed low headed toward the great lakes. With
favorable conditions for radiational cooling, am anticipating
lows falling into the mid 30s to around 40. Considered issuing a
frost advisory for the west half to third of the forecast area,
however surface to 850mb temperatures will be warming as the
surface high moves in from the west. In fact the low level
temperature field was cooler last night over eastern colorado and
lows only fell into the mid 30s. With this in mind am thinking the
current forecast lows look good. While frost will form, am
thinking it will be confined to low lying areas and not be a large
enough in extent to warrant an advisory. Plan on issuing a
graphic today highlighting the potential for frost to get the
word out.

Wednesday winds will be much lighter than today as the surface
high continues to move through ahead of an upper level ridge. A
warm front will move through the forecast area from the west. Due
to subsidence and dry air, am not expecting any storm development
as the front moves through.

Long term (Wednesday night through Tuesday)
issued at 1209 pm mdt Tue may 23 2017
shortwave high pressure will modify and slide eastward overnight
Wednesday and into Thursday. A closed low will, at the same time,
stall in southern saskatchewan all the while extending a trough
southward into the plains. Instability will build through the
afternoon with shower and thunderstorm chances increasing as a
result. Severe thunderstorms are possible; however, given the
generally low instability, coverage will be very isolated and
limited to mainly the eastern and southern portions of the cwa. We
will have another chance of thunderstorms on Friday afternoon;
however, instability will be a bit higher with more favorable shear
in place as we head into the afternoon. Thunderstorm coverage will
be higher with a few strong to severe thunderstorms possible.

Due to the nearly stationary nature of the upper low, thunderstorm
chances remain through the weekend. Instability is much lower on
Saturday and Sunday, thus general thunderstorms with the isolated
strong storm or two would be expected on Saturday with lesser
coverage on Sunday. Precipitation chances on Sunday will be limited
to mainly the early morning hours. Thunderstorm chances are in the
forecast for both Monday and Tuesday afternoons with only a low risk
of strong storms at this point.

Aviation (for the 00z tafs through 00z Wednesday evening)
issued at 504 pm mdt Tue may 23 2017
vfr expected at both kgld and kmck through the TAF period. Isolated
showers will dissipate by early evening with loss of surface
heating, and gusty north winds will become light as boundary layer
decouples around the same time. Those conditions are expected
through the remainder of the TAF period.

Gld watches warnings advisories
Ks... None.

Co... None.

Ne... None.

Short term... Jtl
long term... Tl
aviation... 024


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Goodland, Renner Field, KS34 mi69 minNNE 310.00 miFair47°F39°F74%1015.3 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Goodland, KS (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Goodland, KS
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