Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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000 FXUS65 KBOU 240246 AFDBOU AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 846 PM MDT THU OCT 23 2014 .UPDATE...
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ISSUED AT 837 PM MDT THU OCT 23 2014 FORECAST ON TRACK WITH WEAK MOUNTAIN WAVE IN PLACE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE DOWNSLOPE FLOW...WARM ADVECTION...AND SOME MOUNTAIN WAVE CLOUDINESS WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES RATHER MILD OVERNIGHT IN THE DOWNSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE...SO ADJUSTED TEMPERATURES UP A FEW DEGREES THERE. RECORD BREAKING WARMTH STILL LOOKS ON TRACK FOR FRIDAY.
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&& .SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY) ISSUED AT 306 PM MDT THU OCT 23 2014 PATTERN IS CURRENTLY DOMINATED BY AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE THAT CONTINUES TO BRING WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS TO THE REGION. NW FLOW WILL TRANSITION INTO MORE WESTERLY FLOW THIS AFTERNOON. WITH THE INCREASED MOISTURE MOVING OVER THE RIDGE COMBINED WITH STRONG WESTERLY WINDS A WAVE CLOUD WILL SETUP BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. WITH THE LEE TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE STATE THE STRONG WESTERLIES OVER THE MOUNTAINS WILL MIX DOWN THE FOOTHILLS OVERNIGHT WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING UP TO 25 MPH ALONG THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS. THE STRONG THERMAL PROFILE DOES NOT EXTEND PAST THE FOOTHILLS SO THE PLAINS WILL REMAIN LIGHTER. STILL LOOKING LIKE MANY LOCATIONS TOMORROW COULD SEE RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 80S. THE CURRENT RECORD FOR DENVER STANDS AT 80 DEGREES AND WE COULD SURPASS THAT BY A FEW DEGREES...GIVEN THE WAVE CLOUD DOES NOT STAY IN PLACE TOO FAR INTO THE MORNING HOURS. OTHERWISE ANOTHER SUMMER LIKE FALL DAY FOR DENVER. .LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY) ISSUED AT 306 PM MDT THU OCT 23 2014 THE STRENGTHENING UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES WILL BRING WARM TEMPERATURES AND SUNNY SKIES TO THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH SATURDAY AND MUCH OF SUNDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY COULD BE 20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND IN RECORD TERRITORY FOR DENVER. ON SUNDAY...WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE...EVEN AS THE UPPER RIDGE SLIDES EASTWARD AND FLOW ALOFT BECOMES SOUTHWESTERLY AND BEGINS INCREASING. MOISTURE WILL ALSO BE INCREASING AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING TROUGH. EACH OF THE MID-RANGE MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH MOVING AN OPEN TROUGH ACROSS COLORADO SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. A SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL ALSO MOVE ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO MONDAY MORNING...BRINGING MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES TO THE FORECAST AREA. STRONG LIFT ASSOCIATED WITH THE TROUGH SHOULD PRODUCE A GOOD AREA OF PRECIPITATION THAT SPREADS FROM THE MOUNTAINS OUT ONTO THE PLAINS. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE DROPPING IN THE MOUNTAINS...AND A FEW INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS GOING TO BE POSSIBLE. THROUGH MONDAY...TEMPERATURES ON THE PLAINS WILL REMAIN WARM ENOUGH TO KEEP PRECIPITATION IN LIQUID FORM. MOST OF THE SYSTEM WILL BE MOVING OUT OF THE STATE MONDAY NIGHT...BUT A TEMPERATURES CONTINUE COOLING...IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THE PLAINS AS THE LAST OF THE SYSTEM DEPARTS. BEYOND TUESDAY...UPPER RIDGING OVER THE WESTERN U.S. RE-DEVELOPS AND COLORADO SHOULD SEE A RETURN TO DRY WEATHER WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES. && .AVIATION...
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(FOR THE TAFS THROUGH 06Z FRIDAY EVENING) ISSUED AT 837 PM MDT THU OCT 23 2014 NORMAL DIURNAL WIND PATTERNS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE PERIOD. VFR CONDITIONS WITH FEW-SCT CLOUDS 12-14K FT AND SCT-BKN NEAR 20K FT AGL.
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&& .BOU WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ UPDATE...BARJENBRUCH SHORT TERM...BOWEN LONG TERM...DANKERS AVIATION...BARJENBRUCH

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