Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1128 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.UPDATE...
Issued at 500 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Updated for expiration of High Wind Warning for the far southeast
plains. Although it is still windy over the far southeast plains,
most locations are no longer seeing winds that meet high wind
criteria. There could be a few gusts near 60 mph through 6 or 7
pm, but this will be rather localized.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 341 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...STORM WINDING DOWN...

THE RECENT INTENSE STORM SYSTEM IS WINDING DOWN ACROSS SOUTHERN
COLORADO.  STILL SOME LINGERING PRECIPITATION OCCURRING UNDER THE
MAIN PRECIP BAND ARCHING ACROSS THE PLAINS, BUT MAINLY DRY ELSEWHERE.
PRECIP IS MOSTLY JUST RAIN OR VERY WET SNOW ABOVE ABOVE 6000 FEET.
NOT MUCH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS ALONG THE SOUTHERN I-25 CORRIDOR SO THE
WINTER STORM WARNING THAT WAS IN EFFECT THERE HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO
EXPIRE.

WINDS CONTINUE TO BE A BIT OF AN ISSUE AT THIS HOUR WITH GUSTS
CLOCKED AT 45-55 MPH AT LA JUNTA, LAMAR AND SPRINGFIELD.  STILL THE
POTENTIAL FOR GUSTS HITTING 60 MPH THOSE AREAS FOR A COUPLE MORE
HOURS SO WILL LET HIGH WIND WARNING CONTINUE TO COMPLETION AT 5 PM.

NEXT STORM WILL BE APPROACHING THE AREA TOMORROW AFTERNOON.  COULD
SPREAD SOME SNOW SHOWERS INTO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BY LATE
AFTERNOON.  ELSEWHERE, MAINLY JUST A NICE DRY AND MILD DAY.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 341 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...Active Pattern Through The Extended Period...

Saturday Night and Sunday...An upper level trough of low pressure
will sweep across the Northern Rockies Sat night and Sun. This will
bring snow to the higher terrain Sat night, then as the trough axis
passes to the east on Sun brisk northerly winds will drop down
eastern Colorado, bringing pcpn to the e plains through the evening
and dropping temps. High temps on Sun are expected to only climb up
into the 50s.

Monday through Wednesday...There will some ridging over the region
Sun night through Mon morning, providing for cool but dry
conditions. The next incoming upper low pressure system is forecast
to dig further south across Nevada Mon night, the Four Corners Tue
morning, then New Mexico and finally into the Panhandles through
Wed. This system should bring another significant shot of moisture
to the forecast area, coming as snow for the mts and likely rain for
the lower elevations. Look for max temps in the 50s and 60s both
Mon and Tue, then back down into the 50s for Wed. At this time,
models indicate this system will be slow to exit the region, with
activity continuing over the se corner of the state through late Wed
night.

Thursday and Friday...More ridging for the state Thu morning, then
another system is forecast to drop down out of the Pacific NW and
into the Four Corners region for the end of the week. Current pop
grids indicate some isolated activity over the ContDvd Thu, then
spreading to all areas with increased probabilities for Fri. Moore

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)
Issued at 1128 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

VFR conditions with breezy afternoon south to southeast winds of
10-20kt expected at COS, PUB and ALS over the next 24 hours. Could
see patchy radiational fog, mainly at ALS, early this morning,
though not confident enough in its development to include in TAF
at this time. Will see increasing clouds through the late
afternoon and evening hours ahead of the a short wave trough
moving across the Great Basin Sat night.

&&

.PUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

UPDATE...28
SHORT TERM...LW
LONG TERM...MOORE
AVIATION...MW



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