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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1036 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 1018 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

MOUNTAIN WAVE CLOUD FROM THIS MORNING HAS DISSIPATED LEAVING SOME
HIGH CLOUDS. WITH THE MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES TEMPERATURES ARE ON TRACK
TO REACH INTO THE LOWER 50S FOR THE PLAINS. MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS
TO SKY GRIDS TO ACCOUNT FOR THE EARLIER CLEARING OUT.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT )
ISSUED AT 353 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

PATCHES OF HIGH CLOUDS WILL MOVE OVER NORTHEASTERN COLORADO TODAY
ON THE FRINGE OF A SHORTWAVE CROSSING THE NORTHERN PLAINS.
PROBABLY NOT ENOUGH TO HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON TEMPERATURE HOWEVER
AND THEY SHOULD BE DECREASING BY THIS EVENING. TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTINUE TO WARM BUT WILL LAG THE WARMING ALOFT DUE TO THE SNOW
COVER OVER MOST OF THE AREA. THE NORTHEAST CORNER WILL BE WARMER
DUE TO LITTLE OR NO SNOW COVER AND DOWNSLOPE WINDS OFF THE
CHEYENNE RIDGE...IT COULD APPROACH 60 IN JULESBURG WHILE SOME OF
THE LOWER SNOW COVERED AREAS WILL BE STUCK IN THE UPPER 40S. ONLY
A FEW MINOR CHANGES TO THE FORECAST...MORE CLOUD COVER THIS
MORNING AND SLIGHTLY COLDER LOWS IN MOUNTAIN VALLEYS TONIGHT.

.LONG TERM...(SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 353 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

ON SATURDAY...A WEAK W/NWLY FLOW ALOFT WILL BE PARKED OVER MUCH
OF THE CWA...WITH A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WEST COAST AND
A WEAK TROUGH OVER THE DESERT SOUTHWEST. NOT MUCH OF A PRESSURE
GRADIENT AT THE SFC SO WIND SHOULD BE FAIRLY LIGHT. TEMPERATURES
IN THE AFTERNOON WILL BE NEAR SEASONAL NORMALS. SATURDAY NIGHT
INTO SUNDAY...A COOL FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REGION. A WEAK
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE EMBEDDED IN THE FLOW ALOFT PUSHES FM NW
TO SE ACRS CO...WITH ENOUGH MOISTURE AND MID LEVEL COLD AIR
ADVECTION WITH IT TO PRODUCE A FEW AFTERNOON/EVENING SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MOUNTAINS. BY MONDAY...THE NWLY FLOW ALOFT WILL DRY OUT AS
THE RIDGE OVER THE WEST COAST SHIFTS EASTWARD. TEMPERATURES WILL
WARM BACK TO NORMAL. TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...THE RIDGE AXIS IS
PROGGED TO MOVE OVER COLORADO WITH A LEE TROUGH FORMING OVER
EASTERN COLORADO. TEMPERATURES BY WEDNESDAY WILL CLIMB INTO THE
MID 60S. THE FLOW ALOFT WILL BECOME SWLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY WITH THE RIDGE SHIFTING EAST OF THE STATE. A SYSTEM OVER
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST IS PROGGED TO POSSIBLY SLIP ACROSS CO
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH A CHC SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS AT THAT
TIME. THE GFS IS FASTER WITH THE PROGRESSION OF THIS SYSTEM VS THE
ECMWF. IF THE LATTER IS CORRECT THAN TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY
WILL BE SIMILAR TO THOSE ON WEDNESDAY...VERY MILD WITH PCPN NOT
MOVING INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY UNTIL MAYBE FRIDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE TAFS THROUGH 18Z SATURDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 1018 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL
REMAIN LIGHT BUT WIND DIRECTION WILL BE TRICKY THIS AFTERNOON.
KEPT WINDS FROM A PREDOMINATELY SE DIRECTION BEFORE RETURNING TO
DRAINAGE THIS EVENING.

&&

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

$$

UPDATE...BOWEN
SHORT TERM...GIMMESTAD
LONG TERM...COOPER
AVIATION...BOWEN



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