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Manitou Springs, CO

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Sunrise 6:51AMSunset 4:41PM Wednesday November 25, 2020 3:50 AM MST (10:50 UTC) Moonrise 3:38PMMoonset 3:18AM Illumination 76% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Manitou Springs, CO
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Area Discussion for - Pueblo, CO
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pueblo CO 1100 PM MST Tue Nov 24 2020

SHORT TERM. (This evening through Wednesday) Issued at 301 PM MST Tue Nov 24 2020

Satellite images this afternoon are showing the upper system low centered over the OK panhandle region, and precip over southern CO is winding down across the area. Early this evening there should still be some snow showers over the southeast mtns and portions of the far southern and southeast plains, before coming to an end later this evening as the upper level system moves further east of the area. Clouds will decrease and overnight temps will be cool, with lows mostly in the teens and lower 20s over the plains, with single digits and teens in the San Luis Valley and upper Arkansas River Valley, and mostly teens in Teller County. With the precip that the San Luis Valley got this afternoon, there will be the possibility of some low clouds and fog developing later tonight.

Dry weather and warmer temps can be expected on Wed. Highs should mostly be in the lower to mid 50s over the plains, with 40s in the high valleys and Teller County.

LONG TERM. (Wednesday night through Tuesday) Issued at 301 PM MST Tue Nov 24 2020

Wednesday night-Saturday . Latest models are coming into better agreement of a split flow pattern developing across the region, as a broad upper trough translates across the Intermountain West Wednesday night. The main part of this system then continues to translate across the Northern Rockies and into the Upper Midwest through Thanksgiving day, as secondary energy digs down the backside of the system across the Great Basin and cuts off an upper low across central Arizona by early Friday morning. While there remains some differences on the location of this upper low and the speed at which is lifts out across the southern Rockies through Saturday, the latest models tend to agree that any precipitation associated with these passing systems will be generally light and mainly confined to the higher terrain of the southern mountains and the southern tier along the New Mexico border. With that said, should see dry conditions through most of Thanksgiving Day, with increasing chances of snow showers across the higher terrain, especially along the ContDvd, late Thursday afternoon and evening. Showers to spread south across the area Thursday night into early Friday morning, before precipitation chances spread north and east across the area again Friday afternoon and night before diminishing from northwest to southeast on Saturday. Again, best chances of light accumulating snowfall will be across the higher terrain, especially across the southern mountains. As for temperatures, highs on Thanksgiving Day look to be around seasonal levels in the mid 40s to mid 50s across the plains, with a weak backdoor cold front pushing across the plains late Thursday afternoon leading to slightly cooler temperatures on Friday, with temperatures warming back to near seasonal for Saturday.

Saturday night-Tuesday . More northern stream energy progged to dig across the Northern Tier of States on Saturday, which is progged to carve out a broad upper trough across the Central Conus late Sunday night and Monday. This passing system looks to be too far east to bring any precipitation to the area, though will likely see breezy northerly winds and cooler temperatures across the area on Sunday as the system's associated cold front moves across region. Latest models indicting dry and warmer weather for Monday into Tuesday, as upper level ridging builds across the Rockies.

AVIATION. (For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night) Issued at 1054 PM MST Tue Nov 24 2020

At KALS, mainly LIFR through the night as layer of fog persists near the terminal, though some brief improvements in cigs/vis possible 08z-12z given very shallow fog depth as seen on area webcams. Fog lifts through the morning, with VFR conditions from midday into Wed evening.

At KCOS and KPUB, VFR the next 24 hrs, though will have to watch for some ground fog near KPUB toward 12z, as shallow fog layer may develop along the Arkansas River.

PUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NONE.

SHORT TERM . 28 LONG TERM . MW AVIATION . PETERSEN


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Air Force Academy, CO11 mi52 minN 910.00 miFair13°F9°F84%1019.7 hPa
City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, CO11 mi56 minNNE 810.00 miFair19°F12°F77%1018.9 hPa
Butts Army Airfield (Fort Carson), CO14 mi52 minNW 710.00 miFair22°F15°F76%1019.9 hPa
Meadow Lake Airport, CO20 mi55 minWSW 310.00 miFair19°F14°F83%1015.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KCOS

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