Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WESTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
933 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

BY AFTERNOON, THUNDERSTORMS ONCE AGAIN BEGAN RUMBLING ACROSS
SOUTHWEST KANSAS, BRINGING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS, LOTS OF SMALL HAIL,
AND SEVERAL REPORTS OF UP TO 1.5 INCH HAIL, WITH ONE REPORT OF 1.75
INCH HAIL IN NESS COUNTY. A BRIEF TORNADO WITH NO DAMAGE WAS
REPORTED NORTHWEST OF KALVESTA IN FINNEY COUNTY EARLY THIS EVENING,
WITH A FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED LATER FROM THE SAME CELL IN NESS
COUNTY. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY WERE GENERALLY IN THE LOW TO MID 70S
ACROSS KANSAS, EXCEPT FOR NORTHWEST KANSAS, WHERE HIGHS ONLY REACHED
INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S.

THE SLOW MOVING BUT VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL LOW IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF COLORADO WILL REACH NORTHEAST COLORADO BY MID DAY TOMORROW, THEN
DRIFT EAST INTO WESTERN KANSAS TOMORROW NIGHT. A WEAKENING NEARLY
STATIONARY SURFACE FRONT NEAR THE KANSAS COLORADO LINE WILL BE
REPLACED BY A DRY LINE TOMORROW WHICH WILL MOVE THROUGH WESTERN
KANSAS BY TOMORROW EVENING. THE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY THIS EVENING
WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN OVERNIGHT, BUT ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS
ARE POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN KANSAS AGAIN TOMORROW. A FEW OF
THESE STORMS MAY STILL PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS, HEAVY RAIN, AND POSSIBLY
SOME LARGE HAIL.

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP INTO THE LOW 40S TO
LOW 50S ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS, WITH MID TO UPPER 50S ACROSS THE REST
OF THE STATE. HIGHS TOMORROW WILL PRIMARILY BE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S
ACROSS KANSAS, EXCEPT FOR FAR WESTERN AND NORTHWEST KANSAS, WHERE
HIGHS WILL ONLY REACH THE LOW TO UPPER 60S.

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WOLFE


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