Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1025 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 247 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Radar depicting just a few light sprinkles over parts of the CWA
early this afternoon in association with a weak shortwave passing
across the area. Back edge of mid/high cloud deck continuing to
slide east across the CWA and should move east of the Panhandle
early this evening leaving mainly clear skies for the night.

Upper ridging builds back over the region Weds through Thursday
and will return dry and unseasonably warm weather to the CWA.
Quite warm on Thursday with some record or near record highs
looking likely with max temps in the 70s to lower 80s over lower
elevations. There will be some breezy conditions mainly around the
southeast Wy mtns both afternoons in response to lee troffing over
the high plains increasing the pressure gradient.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 247 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Winds will pick up again Friday and periodically through the
course of the weekend as a lee side trough deepens increasing the
pressure gradient ahead of an approaching shortwave coming east
out of the desert southwest. We could see gusts 40 to 60 mph for
elevations above 5500 ft msl potentially impacting travel across
the I-80 and I-25 corridors at times. Something we will have to
watch for going towards the weekend. Otherwise...advertising small
pops for rain and brief snow (higher elevations) Friday night
ahead of that shortwave, then again with slightly higher PoPs out
west across parts of Carbon county for Sunday night ahead of
another shortwave ejecting out of a rather persistent west coast


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1024 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

VFR conditions for next 24 hours and beyond. Gusty west winds
again for our southeast Wyoming airports that will die off towards
sunset Wednesday.


Issued at 247 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

See no real concerns for fire weather for the rest of the week.
Conditions may approach critical conditions for a short time
just east of the mtns Thursday afternoon otherwise min rhs
expected to stay sufficiently above critical levels. Some gusty
winds in the afternoon over western districts.




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