Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1022 AM MST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 353 AM MST SAT FEB 6 2016

...DRY AND WARMER...

BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRY AND WARMER WEATHER TO SOUTHERN
COLORADO OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  WARMING CHINOOK BREEZES ARE NOT
THAT FAR AWAY.  WINDS ARE LIGHT AND TEMPERATURES ARE 10 AND 11
DEGREES...RESPECTIVELY...AT THE PUEBLO AND SPRINGS AIRPORTS.
MEANWHILE...THE FREMONT COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR CANON CITY AND THE
SPANISH PEAKS AIRFIELD NEAR WALSENBURG BOTH HAVE TEMPERATURES OF 30
DEGREES WITH WEST WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH.  ONCE THESE CHINOOK WINDS
WORK EASTWARD LATER THIS MORNING...WE SHOULD SEE A GOOD BOOST IN
TEMPERATURES OVER THE AREA.  AFTERNOON HIGHS SHOULD MAKE AVERAGE OR
BETTER AT MOST LOCATIONS.  THE SAN LUIS VALLEY...HOWEVER...WILL
CONTINUE TO BE THE EXCEPTION...REMAINING LOCKED IN A SHALLOW SURFACE
INVERSION.  THERE...HIGHS WILL LIKELY REMAIN BELOW AVERAGE AGAIN
TODAY.  ALSO...THE AREAS WITH DEEPER SNOW COVER...SUCH AS EL PASO
COUNTY...MAY STRUGGLE TO REACH EXPECTED HIGHS TODAY.

TONIGHT...DRY NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE AREA.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD FALL TO NEAR AVERAGE LEVELS FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR...PLUS OR MINUS.  AGAIN...THE AREAS WITH DEEPER SNOW COVER AND
THE SAN LUIS VALLEY COULD BE THE EXCEPTIONS...DROPPING LOWER THAN
EXPECTED.  OVERNIGHT...A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL APPROACH
FROM THE NORTHWEST.  THIS SYSTEM IS NOT EXPECTED TO BRING ANY
PRECIPITATION TO THE AREA BUT IT COULD KICK UP THE WINDS IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY. BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 40 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TOWARD SUNRISE SUNDAY...MAINLY
NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 353 AM MST SAT FEB 6 2016

EXPECT DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EXTENDED PERIOD AS AN UPPER RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE WESTERN THIRD OF THE COUNTRY.

A SFC COLD FRONT WILL DROP DOWN THE EASTERN PLAINS SUNDAY
MORNING. THIS WILL USHER IN COOLER TEMPS THROUGH THE DAY SUN AND
EVEN INTO MON...AS WELL AS BRISK WINDS ALONG THE CO/KS STATE LINE.
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS RETURN STARTING TUE...WITH MAX TEMPS FORECAST
TO CLIMB INTO THE MID 50S TO AROUND 60 F FOR THE PLAINS...AND 40S
TO LOWER 50S FOR THE HIGH VALLEYS. MOORE

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1009 AM MST SAT FEB 6 2016

VFR CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE TAF SITES THRU THE FORECAST
PERIOD...WITH MAINLY JUST SOME HIGH CLOUDS OVER THE AREA.

&&

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

$$

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


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