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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO 213 PM MDT Tue Apr 7 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Wednesday) Issued at 201 PM MDT Tue Apr 7 2020
A couple more forecast periods (tonight & tomorrow) with upper ridging over the forecast area and seasonably warm and above normal temperatures. A cold front will make a push through the plains late in the day Wednesday.
Northwest to southeast oriented 500 mb ridging sharpens over the forecast area tonight and Wednesday as the closed low off the southern California coast slowly shifts east. Mid level subsidence and lack of moisture will ensure mostly clear skies overnight tonight, with good radiational cooling in areas that de-couple. Against the foothills expect some warmer pockets where westerly downslope flow provides a little warming.
Wednesday will start off sunny with warming temperatures. However northwest low level flow will turn northerly as a northern stream shortwave trough drops out of southern Canada into the northern plains. This upper trough drags a cold front into the high plains Wednesday, with a push of cooler air into the plains late afternoon. Temperatures will still be able to warm into the upper 60s on the plains by early afternoon, but will struggle against weak cold air advection to match Monday or Tuesday highs. Blended in a little cooler temperatures in northeast Colorado to the National Blend baseline to account for arrival of cooler air. In the mountains above the low level influx of cooler air, temperatures Wednesday will be closer to previous days.
LONG TERM. (Wednesday night through Tuesday) Issued at 201 PM MDT Tue Apr 7 2020
Wednesday night, shallow upslope will usher in a gradual increase in low level moisture overnight. Will keep the slight chance of showers in and near foothills and Palmer Divide, or maybe just some patchy drizzle. On Thursday, a closed upper trough over southern NV will kick out a eject a short wave that will bring some snow to the mountains and foothills late Thursday afternoon and evening. This feature then gets caught up in a deformation zone, with some lingering low level upslope overnight, it then washes out to the southeast by Friday morning. Most of these ingredients are in phase Thursday evening, then decrease overnight. Snowfall totals in the mountains and foothills could range from 2-6 inches, with the higher amounts dependent on how much embedded convection will be present. The best window for this will be around 00z Friday.
Friday into Friday night, the closed upper trough retrogrades into southern NV, with either a weak west to northwest flow aloft over CO. Lingering moisture coupled with afternoon heating should help initiate scattered showers, with mid level lapse rate over 8c/km. Some of these showers will linger into Friday evening. Saturday, the northwesterly flow over CO will increase ahead of the next storm system dropping out of the northern Rockies. Scattered showers will again develop in the afternoon, especially over the mountains.
Saturday night into Sunday, a 90kt upper level jet will nose its way into northwestern CO Saturday night and exit east central CO by 00z Monday. Moderate-Strong mid/upper level QG ascent will drop into northern CO in in the 12-18z period Sunday morning. At the surface, a 1040mb high over the northern Rockies, will push in a strong cold front along with anticyclonic upslope as it drops into the Central Plains on Sunday, with potential 24-hr amounts of 6-12 inches in the mountains and foothills, especially with the presence of any enhanced banding associated with the upper level jet over the region on Sunday. Temperatures on Sunday and Monday will be much colder, with mainly 30s across the urban corridor and northeast plains, but it could even be colder. Certainly cold enough for snow accumulations over portions of the plains too. Temperatures then start to recover by on Tuesday.
AVIATION. (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon) Issued at 201 PM MDT Tue Apr 7 2020 VFR through the period with mostly clear skies. Northwest wind at all taf sites this afternoon with mixing out, then tonight boundary layer decouples and wind turns more southwest in typical drainage fashion. Wednesday morning overall flow is northwest again, shifting north late in the day with push of cooler air from the north.
FIRE WEATHER. Issued at 201 PM MDT Tue Apr 7 2020
Red flag warning remains in effect until 7pm/01 UTC. Strong winds this afternoon in the northern foothills and along the Wyoming will subside this evening, and RH will recover as air temperature cools. Surface inversion will form after sunset area wide with dispersal becoming poor. Inversion will mix out mid morning Wednesday, with dispersal becoming good. Temperatures a few degrees cooler Wednesday than Tuesday, which will act to increase the relative humidity levels and lessen the fire danger. Wind gusts over 25 mph remain possible over northeast Colorado, and minimum RH during the day 20 to 30 percent will elevate fire danger but keep it out of Red Flag Warning criteria.
BOU WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Red Flag Warning until 7 PM MDT this evening for COZ238-242-248- 250-251.
SHORT TERM . Hanson LONG TERM . Cooper AVIATION . Hanson FIRE WEATHER . Hanson
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