Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPUB 132230

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
330 PM MST Thu Dec 13 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 330 PM MST Thu Dec 13 2018

A large upper ridge of high pressure will build over Colorado during
the next 24 hours.  This will result in clear skies and seasonal
temperatures.  Winds are still blowing over the far eastern plains,
though they have mostly diminished elsewhere.  Gusts to 30 or 40 MPH
will still be possible over the far eastern plains until around
sunset.  Temperatures tonight through Friday will be pretty close to
seasonal averages for this time of year.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 330 PM MST Thu Dec 13 2018

Friday night-Sunday...Upper ridging across the Rockies on Friday,
flattens across the region Friday night and Saturday, as Eastern
Pacific energy moving onshore across the Pacific Northwest Coast,
continues east across the Northern Tier of States. Passing wave
stays too far north to do much for us, though increasing westerly
flow and some moisture embedded within the flow could produce a few
flurries across the Central Mts through the day Saturday, along with
bouts of wave clouds across the Plains. Passing wave sends a weak
front across the Plains late Saturday night and early Sunday
morning, though latest models are indicating only slightly cooler
temperatures on Sunday as compared to Saturday, with highs mainly in
the 50s across the Plains both days. Highs across the higher terrain
look to be at to slightly above seasonal levels both days, mainly in
the 30s and 40s.

Sunday night-Tuesday...Upper ridging building across the area Sunday
night and Monday will keep warm and dry weather areawide on Monday.
The latest models are in good agreement that the next system, moving
onshore across the Pac Northwest Coast Monday, will split with one
piece moving across the Northern Tier, as the second piece digs
across the West Coast before lifting out across the Southern Rockies
through the day Tuesday. With the latest model projections, systems
remain too far away from the area to produce much more the a few
flurries across the higher terrain on Tuesday, with passing clouds
and slightly cooler temperatures expected across the area.

Wednesday-Thursday...Upper ridging rebuilding across the area again
Wednesday will keep warm and dry weather in place once again through


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening)
Issued at 330 PM MST Thu Dec 13 2018

Gusty north winds to 30 or 40 mph will continue over the far eastern
plains until around sunset.  Otherwise, strong upper high pressure
will build in over the region during the next 24 hours, resulting in
clear skies.  VFR all areas including the KCOS, KPUB and KALS




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