Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:17AM||Sunset 5:06PM||Monday January 21, 2019 11:28 PM MST (06:28 UTC)||Moonrise 6:55PM||Moonset 8:45AM||Illumination 98%|
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national weather service denver boulder co
749 pm mst Mon jan 21 2019
Issued at 745 pm mst Mon jan 21 2019
main concern is potential for blizzard conditions on the plains
later this evening and overnight. Storm system timing is
generally on track as main cold front as just moved through
cheyenne with north winds up to 30 knots and snow has just
developed there. This will result in the front sweeping through
the denver area between 9 and 10 pm, and then through much of the
plains by midnight.
Snow will rapidly develop behind the front and looks like the
highest snowfall intensities will be in this period between 10 pm
and 1 am with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour
possible. With this heavier burst of snow, snow is wetter so don't
expect a lot of initial blowing snow but certainly could see the
lower visibilities. May have a hard time seeing the blizzard
conditions for the required 3 hours as it may be 1-2 hours at most.
Hi resolution models showing a brief lull in the snowfall after
the initial burst but then redevelops lighter snowfall later
tonight and through early Tuesday morning. With the strong winds
this may result in more reduced visibilities from the combination
of snow and winds with snow and blowing snow poor visibilities.
Regardless, travel will be tricky later tonight through Tuesday
morning. Still looks like heaviest snowfall from denver south and
eastward towards the palmer divide.
For now will not adjust any of the hilites but the 8 pm start time
is a bit early to see blizzard conditions and will likely be
later. Will adjust the upcoming statement to signify this.
Short term (this evening through Tuesday)
issued at 152 pm mst Mon jan 21 2019
Blizzard conditions for parts of northeast colorado tonight
and Tuesday morning...
winter storm and blizzard conditions are still expected for parts
of northeast colorado tonight. Complex set up is making for a
challenging forecast. A long wave trough will shift east across
the intermountain west tonight and Tuesday. Water vapor satellite
imagery showing lift over wyoming. Appears this is associated with
the left exit region of the jet. There is also a circulation over
southeast utah which is expected to move eastward and be the main
focus for snow across eastern colorado. The 12z model runs are
still far apart on where the upper level and surface lows form.
The GFS is on the north and quicker side with the 500mb low
forming over far northeast colorado around 06z. The ECMWF is
farther south with the 500mb low forming near colorado springs and
pueblo. The past few runs of the ECMWF have been consistent. The
12z NAM and also the hrrr and rap runs have trended south towards
the ecwmf. The strongest pressure falls are over southern
colorado. In addition to this, the colder air is farther west and
south than the models are showing. Because of this will go with
the southern track for this storm.
The southern track shows a swath of about a half inch of QPF with
localized areas of more. Liquid to snow ratios start off around
ten to one. Strong colder air advection should rapidly increase
liquid to snow ratios to 20 to one. So the swath of half inch qpf
should result in 5 to 10 inches of snow.
In addition to the snow, strong northerly winds are expected to
form behind the low and create blizzard conditions. Strong cold
air advection will help mix winds aloft down. Expecting gusts to
50 mph across the eastern plains, a few locations could approach
Snow will increase in the mountains this afternoon and continue|
overnight ahead of the trough. A strong cold front will drop south
out of wyoming as a surface low deepens over eastern colorado.
Snow will form behind the front this evening and spread southeast
overnight. Northerly winds off the cheyenne ridge is expected to
limit snowfall near the wyoming border. These northerly winds
become upslope south of i-76 and are expected to enhance snowfall.
Thinking this will produce 5 to 10 inches of snow from akron to
the palmer divide. Expect a period of snow for the denver area due
to upslope winds behind the front and lift from the trough.
To summarize, an area of heavy snow (5-10 inches) is expected to
form on the backside of a low that will form over eastern
colorado. Snowfall amounts will greatly depending on where this
low forms. Confidence on where this will occur is low. However 50
mph, along with even a little snow should produce blizzard
conditions. Travel tonight and Tuesday morning is discouraged
across eastern colorado. Check conditions before traveling.
Long term (Tuesday night through Monday)
issued at 152 pm mst Mon jan 21 2019
a ridge of high pressure will be along the west coast Wednesday
through Friday with a strong northwesterly flow aloft over
colorado. The models have been fairly consistent with a couple of
embedded short waves. The first one is expected to drop out of the
northern rockies and into the CWA Wednesday night into Thursday.
This features will likely impact the mountains primarily. The gfs
and nam12 models indicate 24 hr snowfall in the 5-10 inch range.
This coupled with the strong flow aloft may require a highlight
at some point. May also see snow showers develop over the
northeast plains as well, with isolated to scattered coverage.
Temperatures on Wednesday may climb back to near normal with
gusty westerly winds developing ahead of this system, but then a
cold front moves across Wednesday night with highs dropping back
into the lower 30s on Thursday. A replay of this scenario may occur
on Friday night, when another embedded drop out of the northern
rockies and into the high country. Temperatures on Friday are
expected to warm to around normal, then a little cooler on
Saturday following the passage of this next short wave. The
overall pattern remains the same over the weekend with the ridge
over the west coast, and a persistent northwesterly flow aloft
over co. Sunday appears to be dry and warmer at this time. Yet
another system could impact the CWA Sunday night into Monday.
Aviation (for the 00z tafs through 00z Tuesday evening)
issued at 720 pm mst Mon jan 21 2019
initial surge has moved into kden with easterly winds but the main
front will be at local terminals between 04-5z with strong
northerly up to 30kt. Snow will develop rapidly behind the front
with ifr conditions and potential for heavy snowfall rates of 1-2
inches per hour through 07z with visibilities below 1 4 mile.
Could see a lull have the initial snowfall burst after midnight
and and then light snow redevelops again around 10-11z and through
Tuesday morning where there can be some blowing snow with winds
up to 25kt. Snow fall accumulations look to be in the 3-5 inches,
with higher potential up to 7 inches at apa.
Bou watches warnings advisories
Winter weather advisory until 9 am mst Tuesday for coz036-039-
Winter weather advisory until 9 am mst Tuesday for coz031-033-
Blizzard warning until 11 am mst Tuesday for coz041-044>046-049.
short term... Meier
long term... Cooper
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|Fort Collins/Loveland - Northern Colorado Regional Airport, CO||16 mi||33 min||N 28 G 33||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy and Windy||28°F||21°F||78%||1007 hPa|
|Greeley, Greeley-Weld County Airport, CO||21 mi||33 min||N 25 G 33||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy and Windy||26°F||19°F||75%||1010.7 hPa|
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