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|Sunrise 7:53AM||Sunset 5:57PM||Friday January 22, 2021 10:26 AM CST (16:26 UTC)||Moonrise 1:13PM||Moonset 2:37AM||Illumination 69%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Goodland KS 416 AM MST Fri Jan 22 2021
SHORT TERM. (Today through Sunday night) Issued at 230 AM MST Fri Jan 22 2021
Across the region this morning, a layer of mid level clouds is currently moving eastward thru the area, allowing for sky conditions to range from clear to mostly cloudy at times. Winds are mainly light due to ridge axis pushing into north central Kansas. Western locales are starting to see light southerly return flow due to proximity from the axis. Temperatures at this time are ranging mainly in the 20s, with a few spots around 30F.
The latest RAP40 500 mb analysis in combination with the latest mid level water vapor satellite loop is showing a broad west- northwesterly flow from the Plains region eastward into the Mississippi Valley. A weak ridge is west of the CWA extending into the Rockies, with a cutoff low currently off the northern California coast and pushing southward.
Down to the surface, the region is seeing a continued slow push southward thru the Plains of the aforementioned surface ridge. There is a meandering frontal boundary extending from the southern Plains, up into the eastern Rockies then west to the California coastline. A trough of low pressure does form along the Front Range today. This will allow for a decent southerly gradient to set up later today, that will sharpen some going into tonight/Saturday as the trough shifts eastward into the Plains region as a closed low.
Weak trough at 500/700mb does move in tandem with the low later tonight. Low level moisture does work in ahead of the low late tonight into Saturday morning for increased clouds, especially into our northern tier zones and eastward into Graham/Norton counties. With an inversion over the area during this time and lacking ice in the DGZ(dendritic growth zone), have a mention of freezing drizzle in portions of Nebraska along/north of Highway 34 and extending into Graham/Norton counties. At this time with most of the QPF north of the CWA, a glaze is possible. this will have to be monitored for any potential advisory later today.
Nearly zonal flow aloft on Saturday, along with the passing of the surface low, should allow for a decent rise in daytime temps over the area, but is highly dependent on how fast/much the cloud cover clears going into Saturday morning. There will be a wide temperature range for this day as a result.
For the Saturday night period on thru the remainder of the upcoming weekend, the weather focus now shifts to the aforementioned closed low over the northern California coast. This system shifts into the desert southwest by Saturday, weakening some and lift east-northeast into the central Plains late Sunday into Sunday night. With this being an open wave as it arrives, and an associated surface low being well south and east of the region, limited QPF for the trough passage and will have a period of light snow over the CWA. Current track favors locales south of Interstate 70 for best chances at light accum. These areas could see up to an inch tapering a half inch or less the further north/west one travels.
For temps, highs today will range in the 40s area-wide. Warmest locales will be west of Highway 25 as these areas will be furthest from the affects of the slow moving ridge axis/see WAA on southerly flow first. Saturday's highs will be cloud cover dependent with a range from the mid 40s east/northeast, up to the mid and upper 50s from Interstate 70 south/Highway 25 west. Colder airmass over the CWA on Sunday will have highs reaching only in the mid to upper 30s. Overnight lows will range from the mid 20s tonight down to the upper teens going into Sunday night. For the overnight/early morning periods in the short term, wind chill readings will range in the teens.
LONG TERM. (Monday through Thursday) Issued at 115 AM MST Fri Jan 22 2021
Models in fairly good agreement that a series of three shortwave troughs embedded in a southwest flow aloft will move across the area Monday through Wednesday. They are timed about 12 hours apart. Each will bring a round of light snow. Appears that the first system will be the strongest, which will be impacting the area through Monday morning. ECWMF and GEFS ensemble means show storm totals of 1 to 2 inches with this first system, highest amounts generally south of Interstate 70. After a lull in the snow Monday afternoon and evening, the second system will arrive late Monday night. Snow chances continue through Tuesday. Both ensemble averages show around an additional inch with that system. The final kicker arrives Tuesday night with light snow continuing through Wednesday. Another inch or two possible, with the GEFS showing slightly more than the ECMWF ensemble mean. Total snow accumulations during the 3 day period Monday through Wednesday will be 1 to 3 inches, highest amounts east of Highway 25. Both ensemble means show low probabilities, less than 20 percent, of snowfall exceeding 6 inches in the far eastern areas during that period. Given the long duration of the event, thinking at worst an advisory may be needed for a portion of the area, most likely south and east. Wind does not appear to be an issue. Temperatures will be below normal given the clouds and snow, but not that far from normals. Upper ridge builds in for Thursday with dry conditions and warming temperatures.
AVIATION. (For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Saturday morning) Issued at 416 AM MST Fri Jan 22 2021
High pressure setting up to the east and a trough of low pressure to the west, will give both terminals VFR conditions and increased southerly flow, especially for KGLD.
Winds for KGLD, southerly around 10-15kts. Gusts to 25kts 18z-00z and again 07z-11z Saturday. LLWS 07z-11z Saturday 190@45kts.
Winds for KMCK, light/variable through 18z, then southeast 10-15kts.
GLD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. KS . NONE. CO . NONE. NE . NONE.
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