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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
901 PM MST MON JAN 26 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 857 PM MST MON JAN 26 2015

NO SIGNIFICANT UPDATED PLANNED THIS EVENING..SOME MINOR WIND
ADJUSTMENTS TO THE GRIDS AND THAT IS IT.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 318 PM MST MON JAN 26 2015

WITH THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS REMAINING OVER COLORADO
TONIGHT...ANOTHER WARM DAY IS IN STORE ON TUESDAY. CROSS SECTIONS
DO NOT SHOW ANY HIGH LEVEL MOISTURE ARRIVING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA UNTIL AFTER NOON. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE BACK AROUND AS WARM
AS THEY GOT TO TODAY. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT AS THE SURFACE
HIGH LINGERS OVER THE AREA AND WINDS ALOFT ARE LIGHT AND
NORTHWESTERLY...JUST DOWNSTREAM OF THE UPPER RIDGE AXIS.

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 318 PM MST MON JAN 26 2015

THE WARM AND DRY WEATHER WILL BE PRETTY MUCH DONE BEGINNING
TUESDAY NIGHT AS THE UPPER RIDGE MOVES TO OUR EAST. THIS ALLOWS A
WEAK UPPER TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED WEAK QG ASCENT TO CROSS THE CWA
EARLY TUESDAY NIGHT BRINGING A SMALL THREAT OF SOME SNOW TO THE
HIGH COUNTRY TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. NOT EXPECTING
ANYTHING OF SIGNIFICANCE IN THE QPF ARENA WITH THIS SYSTEM BUT
COOLER TEMPERATURES AND INCREASED WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED IN ITS
WAKE. SHORT WAVE RIDGING IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
BRINGING A BRIEF RESPITE OF DRYING PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE
NEXT SYSTEM. SYNOPTIC SCALE ASCENT WITH THIS NEXT SYSTEM IS BROAD
AND RELATIVELY LONG-LIVED BUT NOT TERRIBLY STRONG. CONSEQUENTLY A
PROLONGED LIGHT TO MODERATE QPF EVENT SHOULD UNFOLD IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY WITH AT LEAST A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SOME PRECIPITATION AT
LOWER ELEVATIONS SATURDAY AS LOW LEVEL FLOW TURNS TO UPSLOPE.
NOTHING OF SIGNIFICANCE EXPECTED ON THE PLAINS WITH THIS SYSTEM.
DRYING AND WARMING ANTICIPATED EARLY NEXT WEEK AS UPPER LEVEL
RIDGING INVADES THE CENTRAL ROCKIES.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE TAFS THROUGH 06Z TUESDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 857 PM MST MON JAN 26 2015

MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND UNLIMITED VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY WHEN SOME HIGH CLOUDS BEGIN COMING IN FROM
THE SOUTH. SOUTH/SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL SWITCH BACK TO
LIGHT AND NORTHERLY AGAIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON. COULD SEE SOME GUSTY
WESTERLY WINDS DEVELOPING AT KBJC TUESDAY EVENING. OTHERWISE NO
SIGNIFICANT AVIATION IMPACTS.

&&

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

$$

UPDATE...COOPER
SHORT TERM...DANKERS
LONG TERM...ET
AVIATION...COOPER


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