Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KGJT 110938
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
338 AM MDT THU SEP 11 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 338 AM MDT THU SEP 11 2014

EXPECT SUNNY OR MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES OVER THE AREA TODAY AS DRY
NORTHWEST FLOW CONTINUES OVER EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.
THIS WILL HELP DRIVE TEMPERATURES TO NEAR NORMAL LEVELS DURING THE
AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...A COLD FRONT DRIVEN BY A SHORTWAVE TROUGH
OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES WILL EDGE INTO NORTHEAST UTAH AND
NORTHWEST COLORADO LATE THIS AFTERNOON. MOISTURE WILL TRAIL THIS
FEATURE SO DO NOT ANTICIPATE PRECIPITATION...HOWEVER PREFRONTAL
WINDS WILL BECOME BREEZY OVER THE NORTHERN ZONES.

THE COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO DROP INTO THE FRONT RANGE THURSDAY
NIGHT WHICH WILL ALLOW UNSEASONABLY COOL AIR TO SLOSH INTO AREAS
OF NORTHWEST COLORADO. HAVE ISSUED A FREEZE WATCH FOR THE
CRAIG/MEEKER REGION AS 00Z MOS GUIDANCE IS A FEW DEGREES COOLER
THAN THE PREVIOUS RUNS AND DEWPOINTS ARE FORECAST TO BE AROUND 28
DEGREES IN THESE LOCATIONS. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES FRIDAY WILL RUN
ABOUT 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR NORTHERN UTAH AND COLORADO.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 338 AM MDT THU SEP 11 2014

PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES BY FRIDAY NIGHT WILL BE EXTREMELY
LOW ESPECIALLY UP NORTH...SO EXPECTING A CRYSTAL CLEAR NIGHT. A
LITTLE BIT OF MOISTURE PROPAGATES INTO THE FOUR CORNERS DURING THE
DAY SATURDAY MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS OVER
THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN REGION. ELSEWHERE WILL REMAIN DRY
SATURDAY...AND TEMPERATURES WILL REBOUND BACK TO NEAR NORMAL IN
THE AFTERNOON THANKS TO SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW REDEVELOPING.

DIURNAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE EACH DAY...
ESPECIALLY OVER THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS...THROUGH MIDWEEK AS FLOW
CONTINUES OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST. EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO REMAIN
SEASONAL.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z THURSDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 338 AM MDT THU SEP 11 2014

EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS REGION WIDE THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS. AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL DRIVE BREEZY WEST WINDS OVER
NORTHEAST UTAH AND NORTHWEST COLORADO DURING THE AFTERNOON
RESULTING IN SOME MECHANICAL TURBULENCE.

&&

.GJT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

CO...FREEZE WATCH FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR COZ002.

UT...NONE.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...NL/JAM
LONG TERM...JAM/NL
AVIATION...NL


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