Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1152 AM MDT FRI JUL 18 2014

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 1150 AM MDT FRI JUL 18 2014

BROUGHT LATEST OBSERVATIONS INTO FORECAST DATABASE AND TWEAKED SKY
GRIDS AS NECESSARY TO REFLECT SATELLITE TRENDS.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 307 AM MDT FRI JUL 18 2014

CURRENTLY...

LINGERING LLVL MOISTURE OVER THE PLAINS IS ALLOWING FOR SOME LOW
STRATUS IN PLACES OVER THE REGION. MOST OF THE LOW CIGS WERE NOTED
OVER THE PALMER DVD AND RATON MESA REGION. OTHERWISE...MOST OTHER
AREAS WERE CLEAR.

TODAY...

WE WILL SEE A SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCE OF SOME SHOWERS MOVE OVER THE
PLAINS TODAY AS COMPARED TO YESTERDAY. WEAK SHORTWAVE IN THE 700
MB FLOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION AND THIS WILL ALLOW A SFC
CONVERGENCE LINE TO MOVE ACROSS THE PLAINS STARTING DURING THE MID
AFTERNOON TIME PERIOD WITH THE TROUGH AXIS LYING FROM EADS TO KIM
BY LATE AFTERNOON. WITH NW FLOW ALOFT AND SFC CONVERGENCE...AND
REMNANT LLVL MOISTURE...THERE SHOULD BE ENOUGH LIFT FOR SHOWERS
AND STORMS TO FORM ON THE PLAINS AND MOVE SOUTHEAST DURING THE MID
AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING TIME PERIOD. MSTR IS NOT ALL THAT
ABUNDANT...SO MOST RAIN WILL BE RELATIVELY BRIEF.

THE BEST CHANCE FOR ANY RAIN OVER THE WALDO BURN SCAR WILL BE DURING
THE 20-22Z TIME FRAME. ANY LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE ISSUES OVER
THIS BURN SCAR.

OVER THE MTNS TODAY...WE WILL SEE ISOLD TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING TIME
PERIODS.

TEMPS TODAY WILL BE WARMING UP ONCE AGAIN...WITH HIGHS MOSTLY AROUND
90 ON THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE PLAINS...80 VALLEYS AND 60S AND
70S MTNS.

TONIGHT...

WE WILL SEE MAINLY ISOLD SHRA/TSRA OVER THE PLAINS THIS
EVENING...WITH MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE ACTIVITY ENDING SHORTLY AFTER
SUNSET. /HODANISH

.LONG TERM...(SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 307 AM MDT FRI JUL 18 2014

...HEAT WAVE BEGINS THIS WEEKEND...

LOOKS LIKE THE HOTTEST STRETCH OF THIS SUMMER WILL BEGIN
ON SATURDAY AND LIKELY RUN THROUGH MOST OF NEXT WEEK. A STRONG
HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED OVER THE 4 CORNERS
REGION...WITH H5 HEIGHTS REACHING NR 600 DM IN THE TUE-THU PERIOD.
THAT STRETCH WILL LIKELY BE THE HOTTEST OF THE PERIOD...WITH 100
DEGREE OR GREATER HIGHS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE ERN PLAINS. WILL
CONTINUE TO STAY ON THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE WITH HIGH
TEMPS...STICKING CLOSER TO THE EC MOS GUIDANCE RATHER THAN THE
HOTTER GFS MOS NUMBERS...SINCE IT IS NOT CLEAR HOW MUCH THE RECENT
HEAVY RAINS AND CONSEQUENTIAL INCREASED EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
POTENTIAL WILL HAVE ON THE MAX TEMPS NEXT WEEK. NEVERTHELESS...IT
SHOULD BE A SCORCHER WITH AT LEAST UPPER 90S FOR THE LOWLANDS THIS
WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK.

PRECIP WISE...THIS WEEKEND SHOULD STILL SEE SCT AFTERNOON
AND EVENING CONVECTION DEVELOP AS THE MONSOONAL FLOW CONTINUES
TO A DIMINISHED EXTENT OVER OUR AREA. THEN...DRY SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW
RAMPS UP AS THE UPPER HIGH BUILDS EARLY NEXT WEEK...SO MON-WED
SHOULD BE PRETTY DRY WITH JUST ISOLD MT CONVECTION. FIRST CHANCE
FOR ANY RELIEF SHOULD COME LATE IN THE WEEK AS A SHORTWAVE MOVES
THROUGH SRN CANADA...WHICH SHOULD BRING A FRONTAL PUSH ACROSS THE
CENTRAL ROCKIES AND USHER IN SOME RELATIVELY COOLER AIR. ROSE

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SATURDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1121 AM MDT FRI JUL 18 2014

GENERALLY VFR KCOS...KPUB AND KALS TAF SITES NEXT 24 HOURS. THERE
WILL BE ISOLD TSRA AROUND ALL 3 SITES DURING THE AFTERNOON TIME
PERIOD...WITH THE BEST CHANCE AT KCOS. GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING
WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERNS WITH ANY STORMS. MUCH THE SAME SCENARIO
FOR TOMORROW.


&&

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

$$

UPDATE...LW
SHORT TERM...HODANISH
LONG TERM...ROSE
AVIATION...LW



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