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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
349 AM MST Tue Dec 5 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 346 AM MST Tue Dec 5 2017

Currently...cold temperatures have settled across Southern Colorado
early this morning with generally teens across the Plains, while
single digits are seen up in the higher elevations.  Skies are
clearing southern portions of the state with generally light winds
across the area.

Today and tonight...trailing energy from the departing upper level
storm system will continue south into New Mexico and Texas this
morning with broad northwesterly flow setting up across Colorado.
Skies will clear by afternoon with light winds across the area.
Temperatures will be cool this afternoon with lower to mid 40s
across much of the region.  Dry conditions will prevail through this
afternoon.

A disturbance will drop south out of Central Canada and into western
Nebraska by late tonight.  There is very little moisture with this
disturbance with dry conditions through tonight into Wednesday
morning.  This will send a weak cold front south across the Plains
late tonight with another shot of cold air with it.  Overnight lows
will fall into the mid teens to lower 20s. Mozley

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 346 AM MST Tue Dec 5 2017

Omega block pattern will continue through the period. This will keep
the region drier than normal with temperatures expected to be at
below normal Wed and Thu, with temps returning to above normal
Friday and lasting into early next week.

Best chance of some very light precip will be during the Wed-Thu
time frame as short wave in northerly flow moves through. Best
chance of precip will be along plains/mtns interface. After Thursday
expect dry condition into early next week.

As for specifics, Temps in the 30s/m40s plains/larger valleys Wed
and Thu with lows tens plains/single digits Wed nite and Thu nite.
From Fri into early next week expect mainly 50s plains and 40s
valleys.

Gusty winds far eastern plains Wed afternoon with more widespread
gusty NW winds most areas Thursday and Friday. Some 25-35 mph winds,
especially Thursday and Friday.

Given winds and cold temps along with quite a bit of clouds, its
going to be rather unpleasant Wednesday and Thursday across the
region. Wind chill will likely be in single digits urban areas
Thursday morning. Its going to definitely feel like winter.
/Hodanish

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Wednesday morning)
Issued at 346 AM MST Tue Dec 5 2017

VFR conditions through the next 24 hours at all three terminal. A
cold front will drop south across the Plains late tonight with
northeast winds at KCOS of 10 to 15 kts after 09z/wed. Mozley

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...MOZLEY
LONG TERM...HODANISH
AVIATION...MOZLEY



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