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Sunrise 7:51AMSunset 6:00PM Monday January 25, 2021 4:19 AM CST (10:19 UTC) Moonrise 3:05PMMoonset 5:34AM Illumination 91% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 12 days in cycle
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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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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Goodland KS 247 AM MST Mon Jan 25 2021

UPDATE. Issued at 730 PM MST Sun Jan 24 2021

Virtually all model guidance suggests that heavy precipitation /snow/ will develop over western Kansas late tonight into Monday.. as potent shortwave energy (presently situated over the Desert Southwest) lifts ENE-NE into the Central Plains. The heaviest precipitation is expected along and east of Highway 83 in northwest KS between 09-22Z Monday, where the Winter Weather Advisory has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. Snow accumulations in and near the warning area may vary considerably from west-east. In general, expect lower amounts (west) and higher amounts (east).

SHORT TERM. (This evening through Monday) Issued at 323 PM MST Sun Jan 24 2021

Wintry weather will impact the Tri-State area in two separate waves between Sunday evening and Tuesday night. Southwest flow aloft persists over the region with a broad trough extending from the West Coast to the Four Corners region. A shortwave trough to the southwest of the Four Corners will lift to the northeast overnight into southeastern Colorado and southwestern Kansas. A mid-level low is expected to develop overnight, crossing the southwestern portion of the Tri-State area on Monday. A little freezing drizzle may be possible early on in the southern part of the area tonight as temperatures fall. Snow is expected to develop as early as this evening, with chances expanding northward through the overnight hours. Lift is expected to increase over the southeastern part of the forecast area overnight. This would enhance snowfall chances in the area.

Monday, the low will continue to move to the northeast, out of the area. Snow is expected to continue through the day, tapering off particularly in the south toward evening. Snow chances continue Monday evening for areas primarily north of I-70 and west of the Kansas-Colorado border as the low pushes out of the area and we get wrap around moisture. Total expected snowfall with this first system is expected to be around 1-3" for areas along and west of a line from Benkelman to Russell Springs. Snowfall amounts of 4-6" will be possible for areas along and east of a line from Trenton to Colby to Oakley. These snowfall amounts will be over the course of 30 to 36 hours, so at this point in time, they do not meet warning criteria. Winds are expected to be around 10-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph through the event.

Confidence in snow amounts for this first system is moderate to high. Higher confidence is in areas along and east of a line from Trenton to Russell Springs. Confidence is lower to the west due in part to models trending precipitation amounts upward in this area. Main concerns for those traveling will be the potential for snow covered roads and heavier snowfall occurring during the morning commute. A brief period of freezing drizzle tonight may leave slick spots on elevated surfaces.

The second wave of snow will come through the area on Tuesday. Forecasted snowfall amounts range from 1-3" with a concentrated area of 2-3" expected along and east of a line from Benkelman to St. Francis. Snow will taper off from west to east Tuesday night. Confidence in snowfall amounts for this second system is moderate to high. This second wave of snow is expected to not be quite as impactful as the first, however, motorists can expect hazardous driving conditions due to snow covered roads and low wind chills Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

LONG TERM. (Thursday through Monday) Issued at 246 AM MST Mon Jan 25 2021

The long term period continues to look dry with temperatures that are near or slightly above average.

Thursday and Friday will be warmer with clearer skies as ridging sets up aloft and a dry air mass sets up over the area. In spite of the expected sunshine, temperatures will warm slowly as snow is expected to remain on the ground across the area and inhibit daytime heating. The effect will be more pronounced with lower temperatures for locales closer to Central KS/NE where the higher snowfall totals are expected from the system earlier in the week.

Late Friday and Saturday brings a pattern change as a trough is forecasted to move in form the west and a surface low moves off the Front Range. Ensemble members continue to converge on a track off the Front Range that moves through South/Central KS. There is still uncertainty in this track both in timing and where exactly it will go. However, no precipitation is expected for the Tri-state area regardless of track right now due to the drier air that is expected to linger in the area. Current guidance does not have the surface low pull moisture from the south into our area. This will still need to be monitored but does line up with the trend from previous runs. Henceforth, the only impact appears to be slightly cooler temperatures compared to the previous couple of days as cooler air mass moves in behind the system.

Sunday is currently forecasted to see similar temperatures as Saturday as the colder air moves off to the east. The trough and surface low should also be moving out of the area as the pattern transitions back to ridging aloft. This looks to persist into Monday which should see warmer conditions as most of the snow in the area may have melted due to high temperatures that are currently forecasted to be in the 40's or slightly higher for much of the area.

AVIATION. (For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night) Issued at 1035 PM MST Sun Jan 24 2021

. Adverse aviation conditions on Monday .

IFR conditions associated with low ceilings (500-1000 ft AGL) and reduced visibilities /snow/ will prevail through the TAF period. Light ESE-ENE winds will back to the NE-N and increase to 15-20 knots around or shortly after sunrise Monday morning. 15-20 knot northerly winds will prevail late Monday morning through Monday afternoon.

GLD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. KS . Winter Weather Advisory until 11 PM MST /midnight CST/ Tuesday for KSZ001-002-013-014-027-028-041-042.

Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM this evening to midnight CST Tuesday night for KSZ003-004-015-016-029.

Winter Storm Warning until 6 PM CST this evening for KSZ003-004- 015-016-029.

CO . Winter Weather Advisory until 5 PM MST this afternoon for COZ090- 091.

NE . Winter Weather Advisory until 11 PM MST /midnight CST/ Tuesday for NEZ079>081.



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