Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1019 PM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 205 PM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

...WARMING UP SATURDAY...

SHORT TERM LOOKS PRETTY QUIET. CLOUDS CONTINUE TO CLEAR OVER SERN
CO AS LAST NIGHT`S SHORTWAVE MOVES IN THROUGH THE TX PANHANDLE.
CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS TONIGHT WILL ALLOW FOR ANOTHER COLD
NIGHT...WITH SINGLE DIGIT LOWS FOR THE COLD SPOTS ALONG THE LOWER
ARKANSAS...AND NEGATIVE READINGS FOR THE HIGH VALLEYS.
TOMORROW...THE AREA WILL BE UNDER NW FLOW ALOFT AS THE BIG RIDGE
OVER THE W COAST CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN. WILL SEE SOME HIGH CLOUDS
INCREASE LATE IN THE DAY SAT AS ANOTHER WEAK SHORTWAVE APPROACHES
FROM THE INTER MOUNTAIN REGION...BUT POPS WILL REMAIN NIL THROUGH
THE WEEKEND. WILL SEE CONSIDERABLE WARMING ALOFT TOMORROW...WITH
H7 TEMPS CLIMBING TO NR OR ABOVE ZERO DEG C BY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A PLEASANT SAT AFTERNOON WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S FOR
THE PLAINS AND 30S FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. EL PASO COUNTY WILL
REMAIN COLDER THAN GUIDANCE SUGGESTS DUE TO THE RESIDUAL SNOWPACK.
ROSE

.LONG TERM...(SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 205 PM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

SAT NIGHT AND SUN NW FLOW ALOFT WL BE OVER THE FORECAST AREA.  A
DISTURBANCE MOVING ACRS THE DAKOTAS AND NE WL SEND A FRONT INTO ERN
CO ON SUNDAY.  THE WEATHER WL BE DRY THRU THIS PERIOD BUT THE FRONT
WL BRING COOLER TEMPS ACRS MOST OF THE SERN CO PLAINS ON SUN.
HOWEVER...THE HIGH VALLEYS WL LIKELY SEE TEMPS A LITTLE WARMER THAN
ON SAT.

FOR MONDAY THRU THE REST OF THE COMING WEEK...AN UPR RIDGE WL BE
OVER THE WRN STATES...WITH CO BEING ON THE FRONT SIDE OF THE RIDGE
WITH NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT.  IT WL BE DRY THRU THE WEEK WITH
WARMER TEMPS.  HIGHS WL BE AROUND AVERAGE ON MON...BUT WL BE WELL
ABOVE AVERAGE OVR THE SERN PLAINS AND I-25 CORRIDOR THE REST OF THE
WEEK...WITH 5-10 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE IN THE HIGH VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SATURDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1019 PM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

OVERALL...ANTICIPATE THAT VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
KALS...KCOS AND KPUB TAF SITES INTO SATURDAY NIGHT AS DRY
NORTHWESTERLY UPPER FLOW DEVELOPS OVER SOUTHERN COLORADO DURING
THIS TIME-FRAME.

&&

.PUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

NONE.

&&

$$



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