Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KBOU 110154

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
754 PM MDT Tue Oct 10 2017

Issued at 752 PM MDT Tue Oct 10 2017

No updates needed to the forecast, other than to load in the
latest observations and blend into the forecast. Will be keeping
an eye on possible gusty winds making it further down the
foothills than currently forecast - however believe current
forecast has a good handle on it at this point.


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 238 PM MDT Tue Oct 10 2017

A ridge of high pressure over the state will allow temperatures
to rebound to near normal tomorrow. Generally light winds and
drier conditions are expected through the evening. There will be
potential for some localized downslope winds along the foothills
tonight, with gusts to 35 mph. A lee surface trough is expected
to develop near the Front Range late tonight into Wednesday. This
will aide in moderating temperatures and reducing moisture.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 238 PM MDT Tue Oct 10 2017

Models are in pretty good agreement through the period. A
shortwave will move north of Colorado in southwest flow early
Thursday, bringing a few clouds and increased winds over the
higher mountains. This will also push a little cooler air into
northeastern Colorado late Thursday. A larger trough will move
through on Saturday. This will generally be in a dry environment,
but some of the models do produce some light showers as this
trough passes. There should also be another cold front with a
period of wind Saturday or Saturday night and a little cooling.
Temperatures should recover into the early part of next week with
dry air and moderate westerly flow aloft.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 752 PM MDT Tue Oct 10 2017

VFR conditions are expected to remain in place. Winds may increase
late tonight and Wednesday morning down the foothills for a brief
period of time, possibly affecting BJC. Otherwise, a diurnal wind
pattern is expected.




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