Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
610 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Wednesday night)
Issued at 259 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

The atmosphere will continue to stabilize this evening as ridging
builds into the region over the next 24 hours. The ridge will
amplify Wednesday bringing sunny skies and temperatures 5 to 10
degrees above normal once again for the second part of the

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 259 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

On Thursday, the next trough in the Eastern Pacific moves onshore
the West Coast and will strengthen southwest winds over the Great
Basin. By Friday, strong southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph will
develop over much of eastern Utah and extreme western Colorado.
Winds will be strongest across northeastern Utah where the 70 kt upper
level jet will reach. These breezy conditions will continue
through the weekend with some decoupling possible at lower
elevations between the sunset to sunrise time period. Overall
conditions will remain unstable with a shower or two possible over
the weekend, particularly on Sunday. The trough looks to finally
push through as a cold front on Sunday night or early Monday. At
this point there is major differentiation on 700 mb temps by
Monday (5 to 8 degree difference) in the long range models and
timing and extent of precipitation as well. Cooler unsettled
conditions are expected for next week...with temperature closer to
climo than we have been seeing recently.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 602 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Visible satellite imagery is showing convective cloud cover
dissipating for the day as heating of the day comes to an end. A
few lingering showers are expected through early evening over the
Park Range, otherwise runways should be dry tonight. Locally foggy
conditions are a possibility late tonight. High pressure will
build over the area Wednesday, so expect VFR conditions tomorrow
through Thursday.




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