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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1126 PM MDT MON JUL 7 2014

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 825 PM MDT MON JUL 7 2014

UPDATED TO INCREASE POPS ACROSS THE PALMER DIVIDE AND THE FAR SE
PLAINS THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. LATEST NAM IS PEGGING THE
POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE PIKES PEAK REGION
AND LOWER EASTERN SLOPES OF THE WET MTS AND SOUTHERN SANGRE DE
CRISTO MTS LATER TONIGHT...AS SFC-H7 WINDS BECOME WEAK EAST TO
NORTHEAST BEHIND PASSING COLD FRONT SLIDING ACROSS NORTHEASTERN
COLORADO AT THIS TIME. LATEST HIGHER RESOLUTION RAP AND HRRR ARE
KEEPING SFC-H7 FLOW MORE NORTHERLY THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT AND WHICH
WOULD TEND TO FAVOR THE RATON MESA REGION FOR LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL. WITH DEW PTS IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S ACROSS NORTHEASTERN
COLORADO...AND THE POTENTIAL FOR REDEVELOPING AND TRAINING OF
STORMS ACROSS THE EASTERN MTS...THERE WILL BE AN INCREASED CONCERN
FOR FLASH FLOODING ON AREA BURN SCARS THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 451 PM MDT MON JUL 7 2014

QUICK UPDATE TO SPREAD POPS FURTHER SOUTH ACROSS THE PLAINS
WITH STORMS FIRING ON OUTFLOWS.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 239 PM MDT MON JUL 7 2014

SLIGHTLY MORE CONVECTION OCCURRING THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE AREA...AS
AIR MASS HAS MOISTENED SOMEWHAT OVER THE PAST 24 HRS. SOUNDINGS
STILL SUGGEST DRY LOW LEVELS AND RATHER HIGH CLOUD BASES...SO
SUSPECT MOST STORMS AREN`T PRODUCING MUCH RAINFALL...EVEN OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN. SURFACE COLD FRONT ALONG/JUST SOUTH OF THE PALMER
DIVIDE SHOWS UP NICELY IN RADAR/SATELLITE IMAGERY AS OF 21Z...THOUGH
COOLER AIR AND STRONGER PRESSURE GRADIENT ARE STILL FAIRLY FAR TO
THE NORTH...WITH WON`T ARRIVE UNTIL LATER THIS EVENING. FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING...EXPECTED ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED STORMS TO CONTINUE OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS
WITH MOST ACTIVITY ENDING BY SUNSET. OVER THE I-25 CORRIDOR AND
ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS...COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO SINK SOUTH
THROUGH THE EVENING...WITH GUSTY (30-40KT) NORTH WINDS ARRIVING
AROUND SUNSET AT KCOS...AND SHORTLY THERE-AFTER ALONG THE LOWER
ARKANSAS VALLEY. WITH CONVERGENCE ALONG THE FRONT AND SLIGHTLY
DEEPER MOISTURE PUSHING WESTWARD ONCE THE BOUNDARY PASSES...SUSPECT
AT LEAST ISOLATED TSRA WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 06Z-09Z ALONG AND
EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS. PORTIONS OF THE PLAINS WILL LIKELY SEE SOME
LOWER CLOUDS AND A FEW SPRINKLES/LIGHT SHOWERS TOWARD SUNRISE AS
DEEPER MOISTURE CONTINUES TO PUSH WESTWARD BEHIND THE FRONT.

ON TUESDAY...MUCH COOLER CONDITIONS OVER THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND
PLAINS WITH HIGH TEMPS AROUND 20F LOWER THAN MON. MOUNTAINS AND HIGH
VALLEYS WILL COOL SLIGHTLY WITH MORE MOISTURE...THOUGH TEMPERATURE
FALLS WILL BE LESS THAN THE DRAMATIC COOLING OVER THE PLAINS. AIR
MASS OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR WILL BE
CONSIDERABLY MOISTER ON TUES...WITH SCT TO NUMEROUS TSRA LIKELY
DEVELOPING BY EARLY AFTERNOON. DESPITE LACK OF ANY OBVIOUS UPPER
SUPPORT....SUSPECT MODELS...ESPECIALLY NAM ARE UNDER ESTIMATING
AMOUNT OF INSTABILITY OVER AREA AND WILL GO WITH HIGHER POPS THAN
MODEL OUTPUT SUGGESTS. WILL HAVE TO WATCH AREA BURN SCARS AS STORMS
WILL BE RATHER SLOW MOVING AND COULD PRODUCE HEAVY RAIN. MAIN
QUESTION FOR THE DAY IS HOW FAR EAST WILL STORMS MOVE ON TO THE
PLAINS...AS AIR MASS MAY TAKE A LONG TIME TO DESTABILIZE EAST OF I-
25. WILL KEEP AT LEAST ISOLATED POPS OVER ALL THE EASTERN
PLAINS...AS LIFTED INDICES WILL EVENTUALLY DROP BELOW ZERO WITH AT
LEAST A FEW HUNDRED JOULES OF CAPE AVAILABLE BY LATE AFTERNOON.

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 239 PM MDT MON JUL 7 2014

MODELS CONTINUE TO BE IN AGREEMENT THROUGH THE EXTENDED PERIOD
WITH HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WEST AND A TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN
STATES.

ACTIVE WEATHER WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE EXTENDED PERIOD WITH
GENERALLY DIURNALLY DRIVEN THUNDERSTORMS. EXPECT ONGOING SHOWER
AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TUESDAY
EVENING...SPREADING EAST ACROSS THE PLAINS THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE
EASTERN MOUNTAINS TUESDAY EVENING.

BY WEDNESDAY...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL BUILD
EASTWARD INTO THE ROCKIES. LOW LEVEL FLOW IS FORECAST TO TURN MORE
SOUTHWESTERLY. MODELS ARE STILL TRYING TO DEVELOP A DRYLINE TYPE
FEATURE ACROSS THE FAR EASTERN PLAINS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE GFS
CONTINUES TO BE THE FURTHEST EAST...WITH CONVECTION FIRING OFF
ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS. THE NAM KEEP THE MOISTURE FURTHER WEST
ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO...WITH WIDESPREAD SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. SHEAR IS WEAK WITH THE HIGH
PRESSURE OVERHEAD...AND IF THE MOISTURE STAYS IN PLACE...ONE OR
TWO STRONG STORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE PLAINS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
TO EVENING. IT WILL ALL DEPEND IF AND WHERE THE DRYLINE SETS UP.
EXPECT THUNDERSTORMS TO TRACK EAST OVERNIGHT AND CLEAR THE PLAINS
BY THURSDAY MORNING.

THE HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ACROSS COLORADO ON
THURSDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE MOUNTAIN AREAS
OF SOUTHERN COLORADO WILL SEE DAILY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
THUNDERSTORMS. ELSEWHERE...PRECIPITATION WILL DEPEND ON INDIVIDUAL
DISTURBANCES MOVING NORTH OUT OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST. MODELS SEEM
TO BE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH DECENT WAVE MOVING NORTH SATURDAY
INTO SUNDAY. BOTH DAYS WILL LIKELY SEE THE BEST POTENTIAL IN THE
EXTENDED PERIOD OF SEEING WIDESPREAD SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY. MOISTURE WILL BE ADEQUATE FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...WHICH COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ON AREA
BURN SCARS.  MOZLEY

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z TUESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1126 PM MDT MON JUL 7 2014

COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH PUB ATTM WILL CONTINUE TO DROP THROUGH
THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS OVERNIGHT...WITH GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST
WINDS OF 20-30KTS AT COS AND PUB TO PERSIST THROUGH 10Z. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDSTORMS DEVELOPING BEHIND PASSING FRONT WITH BEST
CHANCES OF SEEING WETTING RAIN AND MVFR CIGS AT COS THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. MOIST UPSLOPE FLOW DEVELOPS AFT 12Z WITH MVFR
CIGS DEVELOPING AT COS AND PUB AND PERSISTING THROUGH THE LATE
MORNING. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS TSRA OVER THE MOUNTAINS AFTER
18Z...POSSIBLY SPREADING OUT ACROSS A MORE STABLE ATMOSPHERE
ACROSS THE I-25 CORRIDOR (COS AND PUB) AFT 20Z.

MAINLY VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT ALS THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH
BREEZY EASTERLY WINDS POSSIBLE AFT 10Z AS COLD FRONT BANKS UP
ACROSS THE EASTERN MTS. SCATTTERED TSRA ACROSS THE MTS AFT 18Z BUT
NOT ENOUGH CONFIDENCE FOR MORE THAN VCTS AT THE TERMINAL ATTM.

&&

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

$$

UPDATE...MW
SHORT TERM...PETERSEN
LONG TERM...MOZLEY
AVIATION...MW


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