Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
548 AM MDT THU OCT 2 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 338 AM MDT THU OCT 2 2014

TROUGH AXIS CROSSING THE DIVIDE EARLY THIS MORNING WITH LIGHT
OROGRAPHIC PCPN STILL ONGOING. THESE LIGHT SHOWERS OR FLURRIES
COULD LINGER UNTIL AN HOUR AFTER SUNRISE. VALLEY SPOTS THAT HAVE
ALREADY CLEARED OUT MAY OBSERVE SOME PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING...BUT
THAT WILL BURN OFF BY MID MORNING. OROGRAPHIC CLOUD MAY HANG
TOUGH ON THE UPWIND SIDE OF THE PARK/GORE RANGES...BUT THE REST
OF THE FORECAST AREA WILL HAVE MOSTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS. TEMPS
STAY ON THE COOL SIDE IN THE WAKE OF YESTERDAYS COLD FRONT.

TONIGHT...THE GRADIENT NW BREEZES SHOULD QUICKLY END AROUND
SUNSET. CLEAR SKIES WILL ALLOW FOR SEASONABLY STRONG INVERSIONS TO
FORM OVERNIGHT FOR ANOTHER COOL NIGHT. WITH A WET BOUNDARY LAYER
AND STRENGTHENING HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SW INVERSIONS WILL STAY IN
PLACE INTO FRIDAY FOR CONTINUED BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 338 AM MDT THU OCT 2 2014

THE RIDGE CENTERED ALONG THE WEST COAST AMPLIFIES INTO THE
WEEKEND. THIS WILL BRING A SLOW WARMING TREND UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES. WINDS WILL BE MAINLY TERRAIN DRIVEN.

DRY AND STABLE NORTHWEST FLOW CONTINUES SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH
COLORADO BETWEEN A STRONG CALIFORNIA RIDGE AND A POLAR JET DIVING
INTO THE NRN/CENTRAL PLAINS. THE RIDGE FLATTENS ON TUESDAY AND THE
STEERING FLOW ALOFT BECOMES WESTERLY...ALLOWING FOR WARM ADVECTION
AND TEMPS CLIMBING A FEW MORE DEGREES.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 548 AM MDT THU OCT 2 2014

LOCAL IFR FROM PATCHY FOG OR LOW CLOUDS ALONG SOME RIVER OR
MOUNTAIN VALLEYS THROUGH 16Z THIS MORNING. OTHERWISE VFR
CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.

&&

.GJT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CO...FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 9 AM MDT THIS MORNING FOR COZ001-002-005-
     007-008-014-021>023.

UT...FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 9 AM MDT THIS MORNING FOR UTZ024.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...PF/JOE
LONG TERM...JOE/PF
AVIATION...PF


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