Friday, March22, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Sharon Springs, KS

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:42AMSunset 7:58PM Friday March 22, 2019 12:51 AM CDT (05:51 UTC) Moonrise 9:10PMMoonset 8:05AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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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1143 pm mdt Thu mar 21 2019

Short term (this evening through Friday)
issued at 133 pm mdt Thu mar 21 2019
as of 200 pm cdt, 100 pm mdt, skies across the tri-state region are
mostly clear with the exception of some cirrus coming in across
eastern colorado. Temperatures have climbed into the upper 50s to
mid 60s, around 5-10 degrees above normal for this time of year.

Winds are generally south at 5 to 10 mph with an occasional gust to
15 mph. At the surface, high pressure is located across the central
plains. Low pressure is beginning to form in lee of the rockies.

Aloft, an upper level low is centered near the california nevada
border with a shortwave trough moving north across arizona.

Quiet weather can be anticipated into Friday morning. Clouds will be
on the increase as the western united states system makes its trek
east. This will moderate low temperatures tonight. Compared to last
night, low temperatures will be around 10 degrees warmer, generally
in the mid to upper 30s. The lee trough will also deepen over
colorado, causing winds to remain from the south with a shift toward
the southeast by Friday morning.

The upper low will approach during the day Friday, supplying lift
and a moisture fetch from the southeast to allow for precipitation
development. Latest high-resolution guidance indicates a couple
different waves of precipitation and tried to adjust rain chances to
reflect that. First, a lead shortwave will cause precip to develop
over eastern colorado, spreading into western kansas during the late
morning hours. Thinking that the bulk of this precipitation should
remain south of interstate 70 but can't rule out some lighter
showers further north.

From late Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, expect the most
rain to occur across the entire region. Precipitable water values
climb to around 0.80", in the 90th percentile for this time of year.

In addition, there should be some instability with MUCAPE around or
slightly higher than 500 j kg and lapse rates approaching 7 c km.

Wind shear isn't terribly impressive but 0-6 km bulk shear does
climb to around 30 kts. With this in mind, the forecast will call
for some thunderstorms to move across the high plains. Am not
anticipating any severe weather but a strong storm or two couldn't
be ruled out. Another round of moderate rain is expected with
totals in the 0.50" to 1.00" range. There may be an opportunity
for a change to snow as the rain departs across east colorado.

However unsure on temperatures so confidence is low. Any snow
amounts would be on the light side.

Long term (Friday night through Thursday)
issued at 127 pm mdt Thu mar 21 2019
the start of the extended period looks to be an active patten across
the region. Over the central high plains, the models are showing an
upper level closed low along with a surface low pressure center and
its associated fronts. This system will produce a wet weekend for
the tri-state region as rainshowers, and possible thunderstorms, are
expected. Afternoon highs will reach into the lower 50s on Saturday
then reach the lower 60s on Sunday. Overnight lows will drop into
the middle 30s.

Beginning of the work week, some lingering showers will continue as
the low pressure system moves out of the high plains and into the
great lakes region. Behind this system, high pressure builds in over
the high plains from the west. This will influence the area with
warm and dry conditions through the middle of the week; were the
afternoon highs look to reach the middle 70s by Wednesday.

Next Thursday, the models are showing a system developing north of
the tri-state region. As of now look for dry conditions to continue
through the end of the period. However, this could change as the
models do not seem to have a good handle yet on this system.

Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Friday night)
issued at 1119 pm mdt Thu mar 21 2019
gld will seeVFR conditions with high clouds through mid-day on
Friday. After 17z, light rain showers with lower, but stillVFR
ceilings will move in along with gusty south southeast winds. By
23z, gusty winds will continue into the evening with lowering
ceilings bringing conditions down to MVFR.

Mck will stayVFR through the 06z TAF period with southeast winds
becoming gusty by 23z along with light rain showers moving in and
continuing through the remainder of the TAF period.

Gld watches warnings advisories
Ks... None.

Co... None.

Ne... None.

Short term... Rrh
long term... Bw
aviation... Lockhart


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Goodland, Renner Field, KS34 mi59 minS 910.00 miFair39°F30°F70%1019 hPa

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