056  
FXUS63 KGLD 240022  
AFDGLD  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
622 PM MDT WED SEP 23 2020  
   
SHORT TERM
 
(THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT)  
ISSUED AT 215 PM MDT WED SEP 23 2020  
 
AN UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE CENTER CURRENTLY LOCATED OVER  
SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA IS EXPECTED TO EXPAND EASTWARD THROUGH FRIDAY  
WITH VERY FAST ZONAL FLOW TO OUR NORTH. THE EXPANDING UPPER LEVEL  
HEIGHTS WILL INCREASE 850MB TEMPERATURES RESULTING IN HIGH  
TEMPERATURES THURSDAY IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S WITH LOW TO  
UPPER 90S FRIDAY. HILL CITY COULD SEE A HIGH OF 100 DEGREES IF THE  
2M GFS/NAM TEMPS VERIFY. SOME COOLER AIR MOVES DOWN FROM THE  
NORTH SATURDAY AS THE UPPER FLOW SHIFTS TO THE NORTHWEST. HIGH  
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL IN THE 85 TO 90  
DEGREE RANGE. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT FALL INTO THE MID 40S TO  
MID 50S. LOW TEMPERATURES THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT ARE  
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE LOW 50S TO AROUND 60. NO PRECIPITATION  
IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD.  
   
LONG TERM
 
(SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)  
ISSUED AT 215 PM MDT WED SEP 23 2020  
 
SUNDAY...THE FORECAST AREA IS UNDER NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT IN BETWEEN  
LOW PRESSURE WELL TO OUR NORTHEAST AND HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER  
THE WESTERN US. NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. HIGH TEMPERATURES FALL  
TO NEAR NORMAL LEVELS IN THE MID 70S TO LOW 80S. LOW TEMPERATURES  
ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S.  
 
MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE UPPER LEVEL  
PATTERN EXCEPT PERHAPS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT INCREASES AS THE UPPER  
HIGH SHIFTS INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WITH LOW PRESSURE OVER THE  
GREAT LAKES. LOOKS LIKE WE'LL HAVE PERHAPS SOME BREEZY TO WINDY  
NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS. HIGH TEMPERATURES MONDAY REACH THE LOW TO  
MID 80S THEN FALL INTO THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S TUESDAY. LOW  
TEMPERATURES MONDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE MID 40S TO LOW  
50S WITH UPPER 30S TO MID 40S TUESDAY NIGHT. NO PRECIPITATION IS  
EXPECTED.  
 
WEDNESDAY...LITTLE CHANGE IN THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN WHILE AT THE  
SURFACE THE GRADIENT ISNT AS HIGH COMPARED TO MONDAY AND TUESDAY SO  
WINDS SHOULD BE LESS. HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE INT HE  
UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S. NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z THURSDAY EVENING)  
ISSUED AT 530 PM MDT WED SEP 23 2020  
 
EXCELLENT AVIATION WEATHER. VFR CONDITIONS AND LIGHT/VARIABLE  
WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD AT BOTH  
TERMINALS.  
 

 
   
CLIMATE
 
 
ISSUED AT 215 PM MDT WED SEP 23 2020  
 
RECORD AND NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AND  
FRIDAY AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:  
 
THURSDAY:  
 
BURLINGTON..........93 SET IN 2005  
TRIBUNE.............94 SET IN 2003  
YUMA................92 SET IN 2007 AND PREVIOUS YEARS  
 
FRIDAY:  
 
BURLINGTON..........95 SET IN 1998  
COLBY...............96 SET IN 1966  
TRIBUNE.............96 SET IN 2005  
 

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

 
 

 
 
SHORT TERM...99  
LONG TERM...99  
AVIATION...VINCENT  
CLIMATE...99  
 
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