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January 17, 2011

Mid-winter convection in western Kansas

Filed under: General Weather & Forecasting — Mike U @ 9:07 pm

Mid-winter convection! An unstable airmass, by mid-January standards, greeted western Kansas on January 17th, providing for some low-topped convective updrafts in the northwest flow.  Temperatures rose into the upper 50s to near 60 at Garden City and Dodge City with dewpoints rising into the lower to mid 40s.  I drove north up toward the Horse Thief Reservoir about 15 miles north-northwest of my house to photograph one of the small convective cells.  It certainly felt more like an early spring day instead of the dead of winter!

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