Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KBOU 270939

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
339 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 327 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

An upper ridge from northern California down through Texas is
between two upper lows, one over the Great Lakes region and one over
Baja. This ridge will bring warm and dry conditions under clear
skies. Warm advection at mid levels will bring above average
temperatures, with readings in the low to mid 80s over the plains
and in the upper 50s to mid 70s for the high country. Very weak
surface pressure gradients will keep windspeeds light.

Even though clear skies are expected overnight, warmer daytime
temperatures will produce slightly warmer overnight temperatures compared
to this mornings readings. Lowered some of the forecasted low
temperatures for the urban corridor. There was thought that there
would be slight downsloping, however modeled surface pressures
have backed off on this pattern.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 327 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

Blocking pattern is expected to gradually break down Wednesday,
with the upper level ridge axis shifting slowly east across the
forecast area. This will bring another dry and mild autumn day
with sunny skies.

By Thursday and Friday, the flow aloft is expected to shift more
southwesterly as the ridge continues to migrate ever so slowly
eastward. However, overall the high amplitude pattern and upper
low settling into the Ohio River valley means we`ll likely see
only little eastward progression of the pattern. As a result,
the main push of mid and upper level subtropical moisture should
remain just to our west. Remnants of Tropical Storm Roslyn will
also get caught up in the flow but again most of this stays to
just to our west. Will continue to keep the best chance of showers
and a few thunderstorms in the mountains with only a slight chance
of a storm or two drifting northeast onto the nearby adjacent
plains by late Friday or Saturday. Temperatures will remain
several degrees above normal with the mild southwest flow aloft in

There will be a deeper upper level trough working into the western
U.S. for Sunday into early next week. This would bring breezy
conditions and cooler weather toward Monday or Tuesday, while the
chance of showers would stay mainly in the high country with
stronger westerly flow aloft developing.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Wednesday morning)
Issued at 327 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

Upper ridge will bring VFR conditions under clear skies. Weak
pressure gradients will keep weak diurnal winds for the airports.




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