Tuesday, January21, 2020
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Sharon Springs, KS

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Sunrise 7:54AMSunset 5:55PM Tuesday January 21, 2020 2:08 PM CST (20:08 UTC) Moonrise 5:19AMMoonset 3:08PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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.
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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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FXUS63 KGLD 211735 AFDGLD

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Goodland KS 1035 AM MST Tue Jan 21 2020

SHORT TERM. (Today through Thursday night) Issued at 400 AM MST Tue Jan 21 2020

Today-tonight . widespread freezing fog has developed from Goodland and Burlington south with visibilities as low as 3/4sm in Goodland. The freezing fog will continue for another few hours before dissipating. Otherwise, precipitation chances start to increase a bit for some mainly east of the CO/KS border in the mid to late afternoon as some moisture in the 850-500mb layer increases with the approach of a weather disturbance. The high temperature forecast will be difficult as some arctic air may still be in place in the east, precipitation possibilities and extensive cloud cover. Currently have a range of upper 30s to low 40s east to near 50 across the west. Southerly winds will increase from late morning through the afternoon with gusts of 25 to 35 mph mainly along and south of the interstate. For the overnight hours precipitation chances slowly decrease from west to east as the upper trough moves through. A rain snow mix in the evening should change over to snow with perhaps some sleet in the east. Snowfall totals of up to an inch are possible east of a line from Norton county to Gove county. Low temperatures in the mid 20s to low 30s.

Wednesday-Wednesday night . mainly dry through the period. High temperatures look to reach the mid 40s to mid 50s. Low temperatures in the low to upper 20s. Breezy northwest winds are expected during the day across the western 2/3 of the area.

Thursday-Thursday night . could see a few rain/snow showers Thursday morning around Norton county where some 850-500mb moisture moves in from the northwest, otherwise dry. High temperatures in the 45 to 50 degree range. Low temperatures in the low 20s.

LONG TERM. (Friday through Monday) Issued at 150 AM MST Tue Jan 21 2020

At the start of the period, the region is under northwest flow aloft with upper ridging to the west and a closed low exiting to the east.

Mild and dry weather is anticipated Friday through the weekend. Surface high pressure prevails on Friday and Saturday, with a lee trough developing along the Rockies by Sunday. Northwest flow continues aloft as ridging progresses across the western half of the CONUS.

Meanwhile, a disturbance develops over the Pacific Northwest and digs to the Four Corners region. Guidance disagrees on the strength of this system and if it will pass as an open wave or closed off low. Plenty of uncertainty remains, but we could see some light rain/snow with this disturbance as it approaches the area late Monday into Tuesday.

A warming trend is forecast to start the long term, with highs in the 40s/low 50s on Friday reaching the 50s/low 60s on Sunday. A slight cool down is anticipated on Monday (50s region-wide). Low temperatures range from the upper teens to upper 20s.

AVIATION. (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon) Issued at 1034 AM MST Tue Jan 21 2020

VFR conditions are expected to persist through this afternoon at KGLD terminal. Winds will become breezy from the south this afternoon, with sustained winds up to 16kts. Winds will gradually decrease heading into the evening. A weak storm system coming into the region this evening will ceilings to MVFR after midnight. There is a possibility of fog developing across the region this evening and into the overnight hours, diminishing by around 12Z. Confidence is not high enough at this time to include in the TAF, but wanted to make mention of it here.

VFR conditions are expected to continue at KMCK terminal through the afternoon. Sustained winds from the south up to 15kts are expected before diminishing to under 12kts after sunset. Ceilings are expected to lower to IFR conditions overnight as a system moves into the area. The terminal may have a few rain and snow showers in the vicinity between 21 and 05Z. After precipitation chances move out, areas of fog may develop. Confidence in visibility and development is low at this time. Conditions will gradually improve to VFR conditions by mid to late morning.

GLD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. KS . NONE. CO . NONE. NE . NONE.

SHORT TERM . 99 LONG TERM . JBH AVIATION . AW


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Goodland, Renner Field, KS34 mi16 minS 23 G 3110.00 miFair and Windy45°F26°F48%1015.1 hPa

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