Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:30AM||Sunset 8:33PM||Sunday June 24, 2018 10:15 AM MDT (16:15 UTC)||Moonrise 5:21PM||Moonset 3:17AM||Illumination 86%|
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national weather service denver boulder co
949 am mdt Sun jun 24 2018
Issued at 949 am mdt Sun jun 24 2018
secondary shortwave and cold front are dropping into northern
colorado, with a line of thunderstorms forming around cheyenne and
low clouds and temperatures in the low to mid 50s behind the
front. This feature will drop southeast across our area this
afternoon. There is a pocket of warmer drier air in the mid levels
ahead of this that is capping the airmass, but the pocket of
cooler air aloft combined with lift from the front and jet will
allow for storms in that zone. Severe threat is probably limited
to the air that is getting warmed by the Sun and then lifted by
the front jet combo. This will be a narrow zone where it will be
warm enough initially--probably from castle rock toward akron in
the early to mid afternoon is the best bet. Capes there could be
1000-1500 j kg. Marginal hail is the main threat, though with as
much wind as we have aloft there is some wind threat as well. With
earlier convection, and behind this line, there will be less
instability so there could still be a few hours of trailing
showers storms but much less of a severe threat.
I've left today's highs alone, but it may be too warm across the
north. Or more likely, areas along and north of i-76 may see
midday highs and then be in rain-cooled air with temperatures back
in the low to mid 60s in the afternoon.
Short term (today and tonight)
issued at 259 am mdt Sun jun 24 2018
severe storms have finally exited the CWA early this morning,
however, some weaker activity remains across far ERN areas.
Meanwhile showers were continuing across portions of the NRN mtns
and across NRN areas of the front range in association with an upper
Overall the main upper level low over cntrl wy will move into WRN ne
by this evening. A disturbance will move across the area by midday
along with some mid level ascent. Thus should see shower and tstm
activity increase by late morning over the higher terrain and then
move southeast across the plains this aftn.
Biggest question at this time is how stg activity will be across the
plains as hi res data is giving differing solutions. If temps reach
the lower to mid 70s, MLCAPE values would be in the 1000-1500 j kg
range. Thus there is some potential for a few svr storms, however,
overall confidence of coverage is low at this time.
By tonight as the disturbance exits the area by early evening shower
and TSTM activity should end before 03z.
Long term (Monday through Saturday)
issued at 259 am mdt Sun jun 24 2018
Monday will be the start of a transition to warm and dry across the
region. A building upper ridge will form over the great basin
increasing subsidence and keeping passing troughs to the north of
co. The low pressure center that will bring rain to the region
Sunday will transition to the NE by Monday morning with zonal flow
becoming dominant by late Monday into early Tuesday. QPF fields
remain dry through Tuesday with temperatures starting their gradual
climb into the mid to upper 90s by Tuesday afternoon.
Warm temperatures will continue through mid week with mid to upper
90s into Friday. Thursday could get close to a record with models
projecting close to 100 degrees over the plains. Models show a
weak feature embedded in the zonal flow aloft that bring enough
forcing for some isolated storms over the higher terrain Wednesday
afternoon and evening. Conditions will be fairly dry in the low
levels but will maintain slight chance pops for Wednesday
afternoon over the mountains. By Thursday upper level flow
gradually turns SW ahead of the next approaching trough. This
should be enough energy to displace the entrenched ridge to the
east and increase storm chances over the weekend. Ahead of the
moisture however, with continued mostly dry and above average
temperatures, fire weather concerns will increase. Already dry
areas that have not received measurable rain over the last week
will be susceptible to easy fire growth and rapid spread
conditions if winds increase slightly. This will be something to
monitor and issue highlights as necessary.
By the weekend the models differ slightly on the depth of the
upper trough pushing into the great basin. The influence of the
upper jet combined with forcing from the trough will increase
chances for showers and thunderstorms Saturday into Sunday.
Temperatures will adjust down as well as a cooler airmass moves in
with highs in the 80s on the plains.
Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Monday afternoon)
issued at 949 am mdt Sun jun 24 2018
vfr conditions will prevail through tonight, but there will be
thunderstorms in the denver area between 19z and 23z with
localized MVFR ceilings visibilities. Winds will become north with
gusts as high as 30 knots possible for a couple of hours this
afternoon, then the winds will diminish. Small hail is possible
with the strongest storms.
Bou watches warnings advisories
short term... Rpk
long term... Bowen
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