Thursday, June20, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Lochbuie, CO

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Sunrise 5:28AMSunset 8:32PM Thursday June 20, 2019 7:54 AM MDT (13:54 UTC) Moonrise 11:18PMMoonset 8:28AM Illumination 91% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lochbuie, CO
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Area Discussion for - Denver/Boulder, CO
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426 am mdt Thu jun 20 2019

Short term (today and tonight)
issued at 426 am mdt Thu jun 20 2019
a short wave trough moving across wyoming helped produce a few
showers and thunderstorms the past few hours. Subsidence behind
the exiting trough is expected to keep it dry this morning.

West-southwest flow aloft will prevail today around an upper
level low over montana. A surface low pressure trough will form
near the foothills today. West of the surface trough, gusty
downslope winds to 50 mph will be possible. The airmass will be
drier here with precipitable values around a half inch. Enough
moisture for high based showers and thunderstorms, but not much of
a heavy rain threat. East of the surface trough moisture will be
better, around three-quarters of an inch. Over the far northeast
corner of colorado, precipitable water will be near and inch. Cape
will be highest to the east as well, with up to 700 j kg across
the area. Main threat with the storms is expected to be gusty
outflow winds. A few severe gusts of greater than 60 mph will be
possible due to the quick storm movement and high bases. Hail up
to one inch in diameter will also be possible over the northeast
corner of colorado. A strong jet from eastern montana, southwest
to the great basin may help with lift today, though the best lift
will be north and west of the area. With the jet and upper level
trough near by will keep a chance for showers and storms in the
forecast through tonight with the higher pops over northern
colorado and across the mountains.

As far as temperatures go, highs will climb to near normal with
readings in the mid 80s across northeast colorado. A mild night is
expected with lows in the 50s over northeast colorado. Moisture
will increase overnight and there may be patchy fog towards
sunrise Friday morning.

Long term (Friday through Wednesday)
issued at 426 am mdt Thu jun 20 2019
looks like things are coming in place for an active end of the
week and weekend. Aloft, a potent late spring upper level low will
be in place over the northern u.S. Rocky mountains with colorado
under brisk southwesterly flow aloft. An upper level jet stream
will rotate around the base of the upper trough and move over
northwestern colorado by Friday afternoon. At the same time, a
surface low will develop and strengthen over western kansas with a
surface cold front moving into northeastern colorado. Low levels
of the atmosphere will moisten through the day Friday and model
soundings show CAPE values increasing to 1500+ j kg. The
convective outlook from the storm prediction center has almost all
of northeast colorad under a slight risk of severe thunderstorms
for Friday afternoon. As Friday afternoon and evening turn into a
round of strong thunderstorms and areas of precipitation, the
airmass will remain moist with northerly flow continuing. This
should spread stratus across the plains overnight. Model cross
sections and soundings show high relative humidities up to almost
600 mb by Saturday morning.

This will get Saturday off to a cool and cloudy start.

Southwesterly flow aloft will continue over the state as the
northern rockies upper low drops short wave energy into the great
basin in the form of a compact upper level closed low. The ecmwf
indicates that his upper low will move across northern colorado
through Sunday morning as it begins to fill. With all the dynamic
forcing moving over the state, the resulting weather will be
unsettled across the forecast area. By Sunday morning,
temperatures aloft are forecast to cool as the upper low moves
over. This may drop snow levels in the mountains down to 10,000
feet or so. Impacts on mountain travel are unclear at this point,
but certainly bears watching. Weather on the plains looks like it
will be unseasonably cool and possibly wet. Run total
accumulations from the ECMWF show more than an inch of rainfall
across the plains by Sunday night. The combination of cool
temperatures in the mountains and precipitation falling as rain or
snow will help keep flows on rivers and creeks in check.

Temperatures on the plains are forecast to only be in the mid and
upper 60s both Saturday and Sunday.

As next week gets started, the upper low will be moving out and an
upper ridge is forecast to build over the southern plains. This
should bring drier and much warmer conditions across the state
through the rest of the week.

Aviation (for the 12z tafs through 12z Friday morning)
issued at 426 am mdt Thu jun 20 2019
vfr conditions are expected to prevail through at least 06z
Friday. Isolated to scattered high based showers and thunderstorms
are expected to form after 21z. Strong outflow winds will be
possible in and near the convection. There should be some wind
shifts after 21z due to the outflows. There will be a good chance
for a period westerly winds gusting to 25 knots or more after 21z.

After 00z, winds will become northeasterly and should remain an
easterly direction through the night. This will increase low level
moisture and could produce fog over parts of eastern colorado. At
this time, appears the fog will stay northeast of the denver

Bou watches warnings advisories

Short term... Meier
long term... Dankers
aviation... Meier

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Denver, Denver International Airport, CO7 mi62 minESE 710.00 miPartly Cloudy54°F50°F87%1006.8 hPa
Denver Nexrad, CO14 mi61 minSE 610.00 miFair56°F50°F81%1014.2 hPa
Buckley Air Force Base Airport, CO15 mi1.9 hrsENE 1010.00 miPartly Cloudy54°F45°F72%1006.6 hPa
Erie Municipal Airport, CO19 mi55 minESE 810.00 miFair57°F47°F70%1015.2 hPa
Broomfield / Jeffco, CO22 mi2 hrsSSE 310.00 miFair59°F41°F51%1013.2 hPa

Wind History from DEN (wind in knots)
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1 day agoW6NW54CalmN4W12W10W6NE8E12NE12E9SE3SW8SW11SW8SW8SW11SW7SW8SW4N4NE5E4
2 days agoN5NW8W4NW535NE54N3SW15E9W8N4N7CalmNW5NW12NW10N11NW7N6CalmW4W5

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