855  
FXUS63 KGLD 231123  
AFDGLD  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
423 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017  
   
SHORT TERM
 
(TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)  
ISSUED AT 318 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017  
 
UPPER RIDGING WILL PERSIST THROUGH TODAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING  
SHORTWAVE TROUGH. SURFACE LOW WILL DEVELOP OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO  
ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPPER WAVE, WITH A WARM FRONT EXTENDING INTO  
NORTHWEST KANSAS. BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS SOUTH OF THE FRONT WILL  
AID IN DOWNSLOPE WARMING WHERE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL  
REACH THE UPPER 50S TO AROUND 60. UPPER WAVE WILL CUT OFF TONIGHT  
OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO WITH SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS  
DEVELOPING LATE. THE SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE NEBRASKA/KANSAS  
BORDER AREA ON TUESDAY WITH MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES, SCATTERED  
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AND WINDY CONDITIONS. ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE  
LIGHT, LESS THAN AN INCH, MAINLY NORTH OF I70. SOME LIGHT  
WRAPAROUND SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES WILL LINGER INTO TUESDAY NIGHT  
BEFORE ENDING, WITH WINDS GRADUALLY DIMINISHING. DRY BUT COLD  
NORTHWEST FLOW IS EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE LOW TO  
MID 30S AND PARTLY SUNNY SKIES.  
   
LONG TERM
 
(THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)  
ISSUED AT 207 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017  
 
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OFF THE WESTERN US DURING THE EXTENDED PERIOD  
WITH A TROUGH AXIS IN NEW ENGLAND. SMALLER TROUGHS WILL ROTATE  
AROUND THE LARGER TROUGH AND WILL REMAIN WELL REMOVED FROM THE  
FORECAST AREA THROUGH NEXT WEEK. NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL DOMINATE  
THE FLOW PATTERN ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS WITH THE EXCEPTION  
OF LATE SUNDAY, WHEN A FAST MOVING TRANSVERSE WAVE BRIEFLY SHIFTS  
THE WINDS WESTERLY. DRY WEATHER WILL PREVAIL THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY.  
 
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW AVERAGE THROUGH FRIDAY WITH A WARMING  
TREND EXPECTED TO TAKE SHAPE AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND. HIGHS WILL  
BE IN THE UPPER 30S ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH MIDDLE 40S ON  
SATURDAY AND LOWER 50S ON SUNDAY. LOWS WILL FALL INTO THE MIDDLE  
TEENS THURSDAY NIGHT, WITH LOWER TO MIDDLE 20S EACH NIGHT THEREAFTER  
THROUGH MONDAY.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z TUESDAY MORNING)  
ISSUED AT 421 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017  
 
VFR EXPECTED AT BOTH KGLD AND KMCK THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD. SOUTH  
TO SOUTHWEST SURFACE WINDS WILL INCREASE TO BREEZY BY LATE MORNING  
AHEAD OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING IN NORTHEAST COLORADO. MID TO  
HIGH CLOUDS TODAY WILL GRADUALLY LOWER TONIGHT, WITH ISOLATED RAIN  
AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE.  
 

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

 
 

 
 
SHORT TERM...024  
LONG TERM...TL  
AVIATION...024  
 
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