Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KCYS 112336

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
435 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 240 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

Mild and dry weather will continue across the CWA through
Wednesday as the CWA remains under northwesterly flow. It
will be about 5-10 degrees warmer over the plains Tuesday
with sunshine and downslope flow along with warmer mid-level
temps. A clipper-type system will dive down the northern plains
Tuesday night and push a cool front across the CWA with max
temps Weds about 10 degrees cooler, along with windy conditions.
A weak shortwave passing across late Weds could bring a few
showers to mainly the mtns.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Monday)
Issued at 240 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

Main concerns this period will be with a couple potential wind
events. A cool and breezy day Thursday under fast northwesterly
flow while another clipper system scoots southeast over the
northern plains.  The cool surface airmass erodes out Thursday
night as lee troughing develops and deepens with some strong winds
possible in the wind-prone areas Friday as a surface trough works
eastward over the high plains. Warmer Friday ahead of the next
upper trough that should swing across Saturday, bringing another
cooldown and a better chance for some rain and snow showers. Cool
and breezy Sunday then warming again Monday with windy conditions
again, though not looking quite as windy as earlier. Still could
see a wind event for at least the wind-prone areas Sunday night
and early Monday. Mainly dry Sunday and Monday.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 435 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

VFR with mostly clear skies. Westerly surface winds 8-15 KT become
light this evening, becoming breezy after 15Z Tuesday with gusts
to 25 KT.


Issued at 240 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

Overall fire weather concerns look to be low as min humidities
will be increasing over the coming days. There will be some gusty
winds at times as weak systems pass near the region over the next
few days.




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