Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41

FXUS65 KCYS 122059

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
259 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight - Saturday)
Issued at 248 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

A cool front is progressing slowly east across the plains this
afternoon but little weather associated with it other than a band
of high clouds. Should see some increase in clouds over mainly
east-central Wy into the Panhandle this evening. Some mid level
instability could still squeeze out a few light showers over the
northern Panhandle later this evening but little if any pcpn seems

Dry and mild conditions across the CWA Friday with a surface front
lying against the mtns. Cooler over the plains with some breezy
afternoon winds out west. An upper trough over the Pacific
northwest will move east through Friday night and should reach
western Wy by early Saturday. This wil push a stronger cold front
across the CWA late Friday night and Saturday morning with widely
scattered post-frontal showers mainly over western and northern
parts of the CWA Saturday. An inch or two of snow may fall over
the highest peaks.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night - Thursday)
Issued at 248 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

A quiet weather pattern will prevail through the extended forecast
period. Medium-range models are in fairly good agreement w/broad &
flat upper-level ridging in place over the central Rockies through
mid next week, giving way to dry northwest flow aloft over the CWA
through Wednesday. Daytime high temperatures should be near normal
values for mid October, with no chances for precipitation.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 248 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

VFR prevails with a few pockets of BKN ceilings between 8000-12000
feet AGL across the area. Sky conditions are expected to gradually
clear after 00z. Gusty winds are expected to continue over the Wyo
terminals through late this afternoon with gusts of 25 to 30 knots


Issued at 248 PM MDT Thu Oct 12 2017

Fire weather concerns will be low through this weekend as cooler
temperatures are expected. There will also be a chance for some
showers on Saturday. One cool front will pass across the area by
this evening with a stronger cold front passing by early Saturday
morning. A return to milder and mainly dry weather is expected
early next week.




FIRE WEATHER...RE is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.