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|Sunrise 7:51AM||Sunset 5:59PM||Saturday January 25, 2020 8:51 AM CST (14:51 UTC)||Moonrise 8:46AM||Moonset 6:54PM||Illumination 0%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Goodland KS 511 AM MST Sat Jan 25 2020
UPDATE. Issued at 511 AM MST Sat Jan 25 2020
Visibilities have improved across areas that were impacted by fog earlier this morning (particularly Gove and Sheridan counties). Anticipate this trend to continue this morning.
SHORT TERM. (Today through Sunday night) Issued at 216 AM MST Sat Jan 25 2020
500mb RAP analysis and water vapor imagery showed an upper closed low over northern Indiana overnight, with northwest flow behind it across the tri-state region as a ridge built along the west coast. A shortwave pushing through the flow over Colorado and northern New Mexico generated some mid to high clouds. At 2 AM MST, these clouds have reached western portions of the area. Winds are light and southerly, with temperatures ranging from the mid teens to low 30s.
The aforementioned shortwave continues to cross into the region this morning, producing partly to mostly cloudy skies. Sunny skies return by the afternoon as the disturbance passes and ridging amplifies across the Great Basin. No precipitation is anticipated. Colder air shifts further east of the area during the day, allowing high temperatures to warm into the 50s. The ridge advances to the Rockies tonight as temperatures fall into the 20s.
Above normal temperatures continue on Sunday, with highs in the 50s once again. An upper trough digs towards the desert southwest, weakening the ridge progressing to the High Plains ahead of it. Cloud cover is forecast to increase Sunday night as the disturbance nears the region and temperatures fall into the 20s.
LONG TERM. (Monday through Friday) Issued at 155 AM MST Sat Jan 25 2020
Models are coming into better agreement regarding the upper level pattern for this period. There continue to be a couple upper level short wave troughs that will move through the forecast area.
The first upper level short wave trough will move through Monday night. The track of this trough continues to be across the Southern Plains. The forecast area is on the northern fridge of the short wave trough, so the southern half of the forecast area may receive some precipitation during the night. Am not very confident any precipitation will occur, or if any does occur that anything more than a few hundredths of an inch will occur.
Accompanying this trough will be a backdoor cold front that will move through the forecast area. CAA will occur through the day which may cause temperatures to reach their high earlier than normal.
The next upper level trough will move through Wednesday and Wednesday night. Models continue to indicate a long wave trough moving through the Plains. The upper level flow continues to suggest a split flow pattern with the deepening closed low over the Southern Plains and the main 500mb flow north of the forecast area. Latest model consensus has now brought in precipitation chances. However the GEFS has less than a 20% chance for .05" or more of precipitation occurring as this trough moves through. Most of the precipitation with this trough will be south of the forecast area.
A cold front will move through the forecast area Wednesday night into Thursday morning. However the cold air will not last over the forecast area very long, with WAA moving in by Thursday afternoon.
Behind this trough a long wave ridge over the Great Basin will move in.
AVIATION. (For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday morning) Issued at 439 AM MST Sat Jan 25 2020
Vfr conditions are anticipated at KGLD through the TAF period. some mid level clouds are forecast through the morning before clearing out in the afternoon. Mostly clear skies should prevail thereafter. West winds shift to the northwest through the morning and increase, gusting around 18 knots in the afternoon. Northwest winds then decrease in the evening and stay less than 10 knots overnight.
Mvfr visibilities at KMCK due to fog appear to have dissipated at the start of the TAF period. Some lingering fog will be possible during the first hour or so of the TAF. Beyond that, vfr conditions are anticipated for the remainder of the period. Mid level clouds will continue over the area through the day and clear in the afternoon as light winds shift to the north/northwest from the west. Light winds prevail overnight.
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