Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
324 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 324 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Trough continues to move east with skies clearing from Denver
northward. Still some showers over the mountains in the tail end
of the wave, but these are fading a little despite the time of
day. It looks like precipitation is now mainly over the highest
ridges. Given the current trends, it looks like both the clearing
and the end to the showers will come a few hours quicker than the
previous forecast. Lowered tonight`s lows slightly with the faster
clearing expected. With that and a little cold advection tonight,
there will be a cooler start to the day on Wednesday, so despite
the sun it will not get much warmer than today.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 324 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Wednesday night and Thursday...A ridge of high pressure aloft
will shift over New Mexico with a westerly flow aloft over the
state. The airmass will be dry and stable with a lee trough over
eastern CO...allowing for temperatures to continue above normal.
Friday into Saturday...the ridge becomes oriented more west to
east with the center over a weak Pacific trough over north
central NV midday Friday...lifts northeast into WY and MT Friday
night into Saturday. As a result...there will be a brief round of
showers in the mountain mainly north of I-70 Friday night into
Saturday morning. No significant changes elsewhere with dry
conditions and above normal temperatures on Saturday...with a
little more wind in the mountains and foothills in the afternoon.
Sunday into Monday...continued dry and stable across the northeast
plains of Colorado. The flow aloft will increase fm the southwest
ahead of another trough moving onto the northern CA/Pacific
Northwest coast midday Saturday. This system is progged to pass to
the north and west of the state Sunday night into Monday. Pcpn
will be confined mainly to the mountains at that time ...but
should see gusty winds and bit of cooling across the northeast
plains on Monday and Tuesday with temperatures closer to seasonal


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 324 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

VFR through tonight.




SHORT TERM...Gimmestad
LONG TERM...Cooper
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