Friday, September22, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Sharon Springs, KS

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:31AMSunset 7:40PM Friday September 22, 2017 7:07 PM CDT (00:07 UTC) Moonrise 8:55AMMoonset 8:26PM Illumination 6% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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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226 pm mdt Fri sep 22 2017

Short term (this evening through Saturday)
issued at 216 pm mdt Fri sep 22 2017
the southwest flow aloft ahead of the deep western u.S. Trough
will become more southerly as the pattern progresses slowly
eastward through Saturday. Fast moving short wave troughs embedded
in the upper flow will lift out across the forecast area early
this evening and again on Saturday evening.

Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late
this afternoon and evening in the somewhat more moist and
unstable airmass in place across northwest kansas and southwest
nebraska on the east side of a cold front and dryline that has
positioned itself across the forecast area this afternoon.

Southerly winds ahead of the boundary are gusting to over 40 mph
this afternoon and are expected to diminish somewhat once the
night time inversion sets up. Large hail and damaging winds are
possible with a few of the stronger storms that are expected to
develop. Northeasterly winds and a dryer airmass are present on
the back side of the boundary over northeast colorado and the
nebraska panhandle region where it is expected to remain mostly
dry and cooler.

The persistent southerly flow at the surface and aloft will bring
additional gulf moisture into the region tonight through
Saturday. With the addition of moisture and the short wave troughs
expected to lift out across the region ahead of the main upper
trough, expect showers and thunderstorms to become more widespread
through the day on Saturday and into Saturday evening. With the
position of the surface features expected to change little, many
of the showers and thunderstorms could train across the same
portion of the forecast area and lead to an increased risk of
flash flooding by late Saturday.

Long term (Saturday night through Friday)
issued at 149 pm mdt Fri sep 22 2017
for the extended period... The combination of the upper low over the
rockies and the frontal boundary over the western plains will
persist over the area... Albeit with a slow trend eastward into
Monday as the upper system works off into the plains region. As a
result... The potential for moderate to heavy rainfall... From
rw trw... Will persist from Saturday night right into next Monday.

For precip totals... The area could see a large range from 0.60" to
almost 2.00" for the Saturday night thru Monday timeframe. The
highest potential totals remain along central and eastern zones due
to proximity and positioning to the surface front. Some localized
amts over the aforementioned are possible... All of which keeps a
flash flooding flooding threat in the forefront.

By Monday night as the upper system lifts north of the area... There
will be some wrap-around moisture affecting northern zones but
clearing out going into Tuesday. From Tuesday onward into next
Friday... Models do keep mainly high pressure for the area W a few
weak shortwaves that do drop across portions of the region.

Scattered light rainfall trw is possible.

For temps... With expected clouds precip for the first portion of the
extended... At or below normal temps will occur for all
locales... With near normal numbers returning for the latter portion
of the extended as high pressure returns.

Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Saturday afternoon)
issued at 1114 am mdt Fri sep 22 2017
vfr conditions are expected at mck and gld through the TAF period.

A steep pressure gradient will remain in place across the central
high plains region ahead of a very slow moving surface
trough front dryline. As the night time inversion sets up across
the region, surface winds will slacken and llws will develop as
the stronger winds remain above the inversion. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms are possible during the evening, but coverage
and probability of storms is low enough to leave them out of the
mck and gld tafs for now. Moisture will increase and deepen aloft
over the region overnight. The probability of showers and
thunderstorms will increase after 14z Saturday morning and will
continue to increase through the day on Saturday.

Gld watches warnings advisories
Ks... None.

Co... None.

Ne... None.

Short term... Lockhart
long term... Jn
aviation... Lockhart


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Goodland, Renner Field, KS34 mi15 minS 14 G 2210.00 miA Few Clouds86°F55°F35%1002.8 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Goodland, KS (20,4,5,8)
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