Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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FXUS65 KPUB 260515

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1015 PM MST Fri Nov 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 328 PM MST Fri Nov 25 2016

Upper level high pressure will keep skies clear, winds light and
temperatures seasonal for the next 24 hours.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 328 PM MST Fri Nov 25 2016

Primary longer term issues include increasing POPs/snow beginning
Saturday evening over the Continental Divide, gusty winds at
times, temperatures and generally localized elevated fire weather
concerns at times this weekend.

Recent longer term forecast model soundings, PV analysis and computer
simulations indicate that active meteorological conditions(initially
focused over western higher terrain locations)should be noted from
later Saturday evening into Sunday evening, as an upper
disturbance impacts the forecast district.

Have issued a Winter Storm Watch for many Continental Divide
locations due to the potential of snow, heavy at times interacting
with gusty winds. It still appears that the highest potential for
accumulating snow in addition to gusty winds should be noted over
the central and especially the southwest mountains(i.e. Wolf Creek
Pass...etc.) from Saturday evening into Sunday evening.

Elsewhere across the forecast district, still anticipate light to nil
precipitation in combination with continued above to near seasonal
temperatures and gusty winds at times from Saturday evening into

Next upper system in conjunction with a northerly surge over
eastern sections is projected to impact the forecast district
from Monday evening into Tuesday evening with generally light
accumulating snow anticipated over primarily higher terrain
locations during this time-frame.

Then next in the series of upper disturbances is projected to
impact southern Colorado from later Thursday into next Friday
night with another round of generally higher terrain snow in
combination with below seasonal early December temperatures.

Warmest temperatures over the majority of the forecast district
during the longer term should be noted into Monday with
coolest temperatures expected by next Friday.

Finally, the highest potential for more widespread gusty winds
is anticipated from Saturday evening into Monday evening at times.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)
Issued at 1013 PM MST Fri Nov 25 2016

VFR conditions through the next 24 hours at all three terminals
with generally light winds. Mid and high level clouds will spread
across Southern Colorado Saturday evening and shower activity into
the mountains overnight.  Mozley


Winter Storm Watch from Saturday evening through Sunday evening
for COZ058>061-063-066>068.



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