Sharon Springs, KS Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Sharon Springs, KS

December 9, 2023 2:37 AM CST (08:37 UTC)
Sunrise 7:46AM   Sunset 5:25PM   Moonrise  4:25AM   Moonset 3:05PM 

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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Goodland KS 945 PM MST Fri Dec 8 2023

(This evening through Monday)
Issued at 130 PM MST Fri Dec 8 2023

Precipitation struggling to reach the ground with a deep dry layer to overcome. Finally seeing some snow reported at Limon and that may be spreading into western Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties of Colorado. Otherwise, the area is just seeing clouds and virga. Accumulating snow, if any, will be less than half an inch in far western areas only. Skies will start to clear north to south after midnight with lows in the 20s. Saturday will be partly cloudy as high clouds move in to the area from the north by mid day. Northwest winds will increase in the morning and gust 30-40 mph through the afternoon, diminishing around sunset. Highs will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s and lows Saturday night in the teens. A low amplitude ridge gradually builds over the area from the west Sunday and Monday resulting in dry conditions and above normal temperatures. Highs on Sunday will reach the upper 40s and on Monday the low to mid 50s.

(Tuesday through Friday)
Issued at 1235 PM MST Fri Dec 8 2023

Cloudy skies and another chance at precipitation during the second half of the week is in store for the Tri-State area.

We will begin the period under zonal flow before a trough cuts into the High Plains early Wednesday morning. We look to remain under overcast conditions for majority of the long term period, which will stunt temperature swings. However, the near surface temperatures are forecast to be swinging from the 20s to low 40s during the period, which will dramatically alter P-type after the trough enters the area.

Overall there is low confidence in specifics for this next system, but here are broad strokes:

A trough will be moving into the area early Wednesday, precipitation looks to start Wednesday evening. The big driving force for the precipitation will be a 500 mb low that will slowly move from the Four Corners region to the east. Before it crosses the Rockies, it will be projecting a few long arms of vorticity that look to create enough forcing for light precipitation to occur.

Around 0Z Friday, an 850 mb lee low looks to form, bring in a cold front during the day Friday, and work to create more forcing in the lower levels.

Moisture will be provided by a high pressure system over the Mid- Mississippi River Valley assisting moist Gulf of Mexico air to move into the area.

The diurnal temperature swings will play a major role in P-type.
Current guidance is showing a saturated melting layer at and near the surface. If this holds, most of the precipitation will reach the surface as rain during the warmer daytime hours. With the southerly winds that are expected to persist through Friday, this is a definite possibility (~50% chance of occurrence). Overnight temperatures are expected to fall below freezing, which would allow the dominate P-type to be snow with a brief rain/snow mix occurring in the transition timeframe.

For alternate possibilities, the southerly winds and saturated air could keep temperatures above freezing overnight (~15% chance of occurrence). This would prevent the P-type from becoming snow overnight. On the flip side, evaporation cooling could force temperatures even lower during the day. This would shrink the melting layer and rain may not even occur, or would only briefly occur (~10% chance of occurrence). There may not be enough forcing for precipitation to occur, leading to prolonged cloudy and foggy conditions(<10% chance of occurrence). This possibility could be the most dangerous due to the potential for freezing drizzle when temperatures drop below freezing.

Although there will be ample moisture and prolonged (yet light/moderate) forcing, QPF looks to remain fairly light, remaining under 0.2 inches through Friday. Current guidance has majority of the QPF in the southern half of the CWA.

(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)
Issued at 942 PM MST Fri Dec 8 2023

For KGLD & KMCK... VFR conditions are forecasted for both terminals. Winds are expected to increase through the first half period as a system moves away from the area. Near surface wind are forecasted to remain roughly from the northwest through the period and peak around the 18Z hours with speeds around 25 kts and gusts near 35 kts. Winds will then quickly lower as the sun sets tomorrow. There is a low chance for LLWS between 09-15Z as the winds increase, but guidance is suggesting that the increase should be fairly uniform in the lowest 2000ft.


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