Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
319 AM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT )
ISSUED AT 306 AM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

A WEAK SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL BE OVER THE REGION AS THE
UPPER RIDGE SHIFTS TO THE EAST OF COLORADO. A WEAK UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS AREA WILL HELP TO ADVECT MID AND
UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE INTO NERN CO TODAY. ALTHOUGH THE AREA OF
SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WILL MAKES ITS WAY NORTHWARD...ANY POTENTIAL
PCPN WILL BE CONFINED TO ZONES 34 AND 37...WITH JUST SOME ISOLD
POPS THERE THIS AFTN. WL KEEP PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS
THROUGH THIS EVENING. AT THE SFC...THERE WILL BE SOME DECENT SELY
WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PLAINS OF COLORADO...WITH SFC HIGH
PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT PLAINS...AND A SFC TROUGH OVER WRN CO.
COULD SEE A DENVER CYCLONE DEVELOP...ONLY EFFECT FM THIS WILL
CONCERN THE WIND. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 306 AM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL EXTEND FROM NEW MEXICO TO MONTANA SUNDAY. A
WEAK LOW WILL UNDER CUT THE RIDGE AND INCREASE MOISTURE OVER THE
SOUTHERN ROCKIES SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THIS SYSTEM COULD BRING A FEW
WEAK SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS TO THE HIGH COUNTRY SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 70. WILL GO WITH LOW POPS FOR THIS SET UP FOR SUNDAY AND
MONDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE MILD WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S FOR
BOTH DAYS.

THE RIDGE WILL SHIFT EAST OF THE AREA LATE MONDAY AND AS A TROUGH
MOVE ONTO THE WEST COAST. IT WILL LIFT NORTHEAST INTO MONTANA
TUESDAY. A SECOND WAVE EMBEDDED IN THE FLOW ALOFT WILL BE OVER
NEVADA TUESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO COLORADO WEDNESDAY. WILL
SEE A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
THE CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD EAST TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY. MOISTURE NOT IMPRESSIVE...SO ANY PRECIPITATION WILL BE ON
THE LIGHT SIDE. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER WEDNESDAY BECAUSE OF
INCREASED CLOUD COVER AND THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT.

MILD TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL
RIDGE REFORMS OVER THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ROCKIES. FRIDAY LOOKS TO
BE THE WARMER DAY. MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH DRY
CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE TAFS THROUGH 12Z SUNDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 306 AM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

VFR CONDITIONS OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH BKN HIGHS CIGS
ASSOCIATED WITH SOME UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE FM THE SOUTH. SHOULD SEE
A DENVER CYCLONE TODAY WITH ESE WINDS TO 15 KTS AT KDEN THIS
AFTN...MAYBE SOME GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KTS LATE THIS AFTN/EVNG.
WINDS WILL TRANSITION BACK TO DRAINAGE AFTER 05Z.

&&

.BOU WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...COOPER
LONG TERM...MEIER
AVIATION...COOPER


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