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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1124 PM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 238 PM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...TYPICAL AUGUST WEATHER CONTINUES ON SUNDAY...

FAIRLY TYPICAL SUMMER PATTERN REMAINS IN PLACE OVER SE CO. WITH
MONSOONAL PLUME CIRCULATING CLOCKWISE AROUND THE UPPER HIGH CENTERED
OVER NM...BEST T-STORM COVERAGE CONTINUES TO BE OVER WRN AND SRN
PORTIONS OF THE CWA. NEWLY OPERATIONAL RADAR IN THE SAN JUANS SHOWS
WIDESPREAD CONVECTION OVER THE SW MTS...JUSTIFYING LIKELY POPS FOR
THE BALANCE OF THE AFTERNOON AND INTO EARLY EVE. MORE QUESTIONABLE
WHETHER STORMS WILL SURVIVE MOVING ONTO THE SERN PLAINS E OF I-
25...BUT ISOLD POPS LOOK APPROPRIATE THERE. TEMPS CONTINUE TO BE
IN THE LOWER 90S FOR THE PLAINS...70S FOR THE HIGH VALLEY AREAS.
EXPECT MOST OF THE T-STORM ACTIVITY TO WANE AFTER SUNSET...HOWEVER
LATEST HRRR AND OTHER GUIDANCE SUGGESTS CONTINUED ISOLD ACTIVITY
OVER THE SW MTS AND SURROUNDING AREAS...SO WILL MAINTAIN AT LEAST
LOW POPS THROUGH THE NIGHT FOR THIS AREA. SOME MODEL SOUNDINGS STILL
SUPPORT LOW CLOUDS OR POSSIBLY EVEN SOME FOG FOR THE SAN LUIS VALLEY
IF SUFFICIENT PRECIP CAN FALL THIS AFTERNOON OR EVE.

TOMORROW...MORE OF THE SAME...BUT A WEAK SHORTWAVE PASSING THROUGH
NW FLOW ON THE E SIDE OF THE UPPER RIDGE COULD SPARK A FEW MORE
STORMS THAN WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEING...ESPECIALLY OVER THE SERN
MTS. SFC WINDS SHIFT TO A STRONGER UPSLOPE COMPONENT SUN
AFTERNOON... WHICH WILL KEEP THE BEST FORCING FOR STORMS ANCHORED
ALONG THE MTS AND ADJACENT LOWLANDS ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR.
TEMPS AGAIN SHOULD BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 90S OVER THE PLAINS. ROSE

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 238 PM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

SUN NIGHT AN UPR TROF IS FORECAST TO EXTEND FROM THE GREAT BASIN
REGION AND ACRS CO.  BOTH THE NAM AND GFS SHOW A SHORTWAVE TROF
MOVING INTO THE SERN CORNER OF CO OVERNIGHT AND INTO MON
MORNING...BUT THEY DISAGREE ON ITS IMPACT.  BOT MODELS SHOW PCPN
CONTINUING THRU THE NIGHT OVR THE CONTDVD WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR
SOME ISOLD PCPN OVR THE ERN MTNS.  FOR FAR ERN PORTIONS OF THE
FORECAST AREA...THE NAM HAS MAINLY SOME ISOLD PCPN OVR THE SERN
CORNER THRU THE NIGHT AND MON MORNING...BUT THE GFS HAS MORE
WIDESPREAD CHANCES OVR THE SERN PLAINS. SINCE THERE IS A DISTURBANCE
IN THE AREA...WL KEEP SOME ISOLD POPS ACRS THE SERN PLAINS THRU THE
NIGHT. THRU THE DAY MON...THAT UPR TROF CONTINUES WORKING ITS WAY
NORTHEASTWARD INTO ID...WY AND NERN CO.  THE GFS AND NAM HAVE SCT
PCPN OVR THE HYR TRRN ON MON...WHILE THE NAM IS MAINLY DRY OVR THE
SERN PLAINS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...BUT THE GFS HINTS AT
ISOLD TO SCT PCPN.  MON NIGHT THE NAM SHOWS PCPN ACRS THE FORECAST
AREA ENDING BY LATE EVENING...BUT THE GFS CONTINUES PCPN OVR THE FAR
ERN BORDER AREA INTO THE LATE NIGHT HOURS.

TUE AN UPR RIDGE BUILDS OVR THE AREA AND REMAINS IN PLACE ON
WED...WHICH WL KEEP THE MONSOON MSTR TO THE SOUTH OF THE FORECAST
AREA. SO...DRIER CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ALTHOUGH THERE MAY STILL
BE ENOUGH MSTR OVR THE AREA FOR A FEW AFTERNOON AND EVENING MTN AREA
SHOWERS/TSTMS.  ON THU A DISTURBANCE IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACRS
WY...THEN PUSHING A FRONT THRU ERN CO.  THE ECMWF DEVELOPS AND MCS
OVR ERN FOR THU NIGHT...WHILE THE GFS DOES NOT AND LEAVES THE AREA
RATHER DRY. FOR NOW WL GO WITH THE DRY SOLUTION AND SEE HOW THE
SITUATION DEVELOPS.

FRI THE UPR RIDGE WL BE CENTERED TO THE SOUTH OF CO.  THE ECMWF
SHOWS THE POTENTIAL FOR A LITTLE MORE MSTR TO WORK ITS WAY BACK
TOWARD CO...BUT THE GFS IS STILL FAIRLY DRY THROUGH SAT.

&&

.AVIATION...
ISSUED AT 1124 PM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

VFR CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED OVER THE KALS...KCOS AND KPUB TAF
SITES INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

.PUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

NONE.

&&

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