Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
247 PM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday night)
Issued at 245 PM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017

Just a few showers noted so far this afternoon over parts of the
CWA as the area is likely seeing some subsidence behind a
departing shortwave ejecting north over the northern high plains.
Another wave over Utah should bring another round of mainly
showers to the CWA this evening, with some snow possible over the
highest peaks. Little accumulation expected however. Pcpn should
end Saturday morning with the passage of the main upper trough. A
cold front will move across the CWA this evening with mins falling
into the 40s over much of the CWA, with some 30s over western
valleys.

Saturday will feature mild temperatures across the CWA with some
fairly breezy winds out west in the afternoon as decent westerly
mid level flow mixes down. The winds will drop off in the evening
with clearing skies setting up a chilly night Saturday night. Mins
could get close to or even a bit below freezing in low lying areas
such as Alliance and western valley locations Sunday morning.
Return flow during the day Sunday will allow warmer temperatures
over the plains as upper flow backs to southwesterly.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Friday)
Issued at 245 PM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017

Looking at a rather active week weather-wise, especially from
Tuesday onward. Southwest flow aloft will provide dry and warm
conditions to start the work week. A vigorous upper level jet
wil carve out a fairly deep trough from the northern Rockies to
the southern Great Basin Tuesday. A Pacific cold front will surge
southeast across the CWA Tuesday night, accompanied by scattered
showers. Instability for thunder is marginal at best. High
temperatures Wednesday will be 10 degrees cooler compared to
Tuesday. Upper trough lifts northeast into the northern Great
Plains and upper Midwest later Wednesday, with the next upper jet
maxima and trough tracking east then northeast across the CWA
Wednesday night and Thursday with scattered showers. Highest
elevations west of the Laramie Range may see some snow, but no
significant accumulations are expected. The third in a series of
upper troughs will be deeper as it tracks across the Intermountain
West Friday. Shortwave energy in deepening south-southwest flow
wil trigger more shower activity at that time. High temperatures
by the end of next week will trend near to below seasonal normals.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday midday)
Issued at 1030 AM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017

Earlier SHRA activity has moved north of the area. IFR CIGS at
Chadron and Alliance will improve to MVFR or better this afternoon.
Strong cold front over northern WY will surge south across the area
this afternoon with scattered SHRA/isolated TSRA. Expect CIGS/VIS
lowering to MVFR-IFR after 00Z with moist upslope flow.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Issued at 245 PM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017

A cold front will move across the districts this evening with
showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two behind the front.
Wetting rains look to be rather isolated though. A little snow is
even possible over the highest mountain peaks overnight. Mild and
mainly dry weather is then expected Saturday and Sunday with some
breezy afternoon winds over western areas.

&&

.CYS WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WY...None.
NE...None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...RE
LONG TERM...MAJ
AVIATION...MAJ
FIRE WEATHER...RE



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