Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
331 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 200 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

A weak trough over eastern Montana/Wyoming will continue to move
off to the east today. A cold front associated with this system
will push through the area tonight. At the upper levels of the
atmosphere, a west-southwest flow aloft will keep the airmass dry
across the area. Expect overnight temperatures to be cooler
tonight due the cold front passage. Only the NAM model, shows low
clouds over the eastern plains late tonight and early Friday
morning. Added a little cloud cover tonight, but will keep skies
partly cloudy to mostly clear. Temperatures will fall close to
normal Friday with highs in the 60s while dry conditions persist.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 200 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

A strong southwesterly flow aloft will be over the region on
Friday night, ahead of an upper level trough over central Idaho at
that time. The upper level disturbance will pass across Wyoming
and brush northern Colorado on Saturday. Weak mid level qg ascent
will pass across the cwa Saturday morning, with moderate qg
descent in the afternoon. Isolated to scattered showers will
develop in the mountains and foothills north of Interstate 70 on
Saturday. Across the northeast plains, too dry for showers but
gusty northerly winds and cooler temperatures still on tap
following the passage of a cold front that will move across the
area Saturday morning. By the afternoon, gusts of 30-40 mph will
be possible north and east of Denver, strongest near the Nebraska
and Kansas borders. The wind will decrease by Saturday evening.
The rest of the weekend into next week will be dry with
temperatures climbing back to around 70. The flow aloft will be
northwesterly Sunday through Tuesday, moderate on Sunday then
weakening into Tuesday. By the middle of the week, the ridge axis
slips to the east, the flow aloft will increase with a west to
southwesterly flow over the state.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 331 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

VFR conditions are expected to prevail through Friday with high
clouds at times. The expected weak cold front has just recently
pushed through Cheyenne. The more northerly surge through the
airports will likely occur around 01z. The NAM shows low clouds
then forming later tonight after 10Z. The other models are dry.
Will have few/sct at 2500 to 4000 feet for the slight chance of
low clouds. Northerly winds are expected to prevail through the
night and turn easterly by 18Z Friday.




LONG TERM...Cooper
AVIATION...Kriederman is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.