Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:11AM||Sunset 5:15PM||Wednesday January 29, 2020 5:30 AM MST (12:30 UTC)||Moonrise 10:57AM||Moonset 10:57PM||Illumination 20%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO 351 AM MST Wed Jan 29 2020
SHORT TERM. (Today and tonight) Issued at 355 AM MST Wed Jan 29 2020
The short wave trough that is expected to produce today's weather is deepening over Utah and northern Arizona this morning, with a shield of clouds and precipitation spreading downstream, over Colorado. Radar data from the Western Slope has shown light snowfall from the Grand Junction area to Vail Pass all morning. Some weak echoes have also began to show up over the mountains west of Denver over the past hour. North central and northeast Colorado are going to remain on the northeast fringe of the short wave trough as it continues to dig southward over Arizona. However, the short range models continue to show areas of light snowfall today and this evening over the mountains and adjacent plains. Park and Summit Counties stand to receive the best snowfall amounts, since they are closest to the upper level storm system. But even these areas are only expected to get accumulations of a few inches. Further north and locations on the plains will see an inch or less. In the end, the best dynamic forcing with this storm is well to the southwest of our forecast area.
Cloud cover over the mountains and northeast plains will be persistent which will help to keep temperatures cool, only in the lower 40s across the plains. A weak cold front with light northerly winds behind it will also keep temperatures from warming. Later tonight, clouds and precipitation will decrease as the storm system over Arizona tracks eastward, well to our south.
LONG TERM. (Thursday through Tuesday) Issued at 325 AM MST Wed Jan 29 2020
For Thursday, an upper trough will be positioned well southwest of the state with upper level flow predominately from the north to northeast. A weak shortwave will push through the morning hours on Thursday bringing light snow to the mountains into early Friday morning. Moisture is fairly limited until Thursday late afternoon and into the early evening hours with weak orographics from the northwest. The moisture is somewhat shallow outside of a few hours and pushes out quickly so there is not high confidence in much accumulation with this disturbance. At this time the higher elevations of the northern and central mountains could see 1 to 3 inches by Friday morning. Across the lower elevations, conditions will remain dry minus areas across the southern foothills into the Palmer divide and into south and southeastern Denver with the northerly flow aiding in some orographic light snow overnight Thursday. Accumulations will be little to none over most areas with a trace to an inch across the Palmer and Monument hill areas. Highs on Thursday will be in the 30s to 40s for the plains and teens to 20s in the mountains.
A broad upper level ridge will build into the region on Friday and bring warm and dry conditions through Saturday. Temperatures will increase with 700 mb charts showing +5 C by Saturday. Highs in the lower 50s on Friday will increase into the 60s on Saturday under mostly sunny conditions.
For Sunday through Tuesday a system is starting to develop that could potentially bring accumulating snow to all areas. Model consistency is improving with the latest 00z run, however there are still large discrepancies between the EC and GFS. Some of these differences begin as early as Sunday with the GFS pushing a cold front through during the afternoon and early evening with the main piece of energy still over NV. The EC has the trough centered over CA on Sunday with 700mb temperatures reaching up to +6-7C under continued ridging bringing highs possibly into the lower 70s. The GFS tells a different story with the post frontal airmass registering in the 50s for Sunday. The trough itself is faster in the GFS and Canadian than the EC beginning snowfall potential as early as Monday morning. The upper low continues to move into the four corners region through the day Monday before finally closing off. The GFS is deeper with a more pronounced upslope signature across the eastern plains. The EC brings the cold frontal push through by the late afternoon/evening hours Monday increasing snowfall potential for the region into Tuesday. Temperatures will finally come more in line by Tuesday with highs projected to not get above freezing and lows potentially in the single digits Tuesday night. With the consistency the EC has shown over the last two runs, will lean more toward that solution. Overall, there is still quite a bit of inconsistency with this next system but the points to focus on is the energy associated with the well-placed closed low and projected path as well as the moisture and increased NE surface wind potential on the plains that could result in snow for the beginning of Feb.
AVIATION. (For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning) Issued at 355 AM MST Wed Jan 29 2020
The primary aviation impact today will be lowering ceilings through the afternoon. Surface and low level winds will be out of the north to northeast by this afternoon which will combine with increasing moisture levels to produce ceilings as low as 2000 to 3000 feet AGL after about 1 PM. Areas of light snow may also develop during the late afternoon and early evening. Visibilities could drop to the 3 to 5 mile range in the vicinity of snow showers. Any snow accumulations will be less than an inch. Areas of precipitation are expected to be moving out of the area by 9 PM and ceilings should be at or above 6000 feet AGL by midnight.
BOU WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Fort Collins/Loveland - Northern Colorado Regional Airport, CO||16 mi||35 min||N 0||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||29°F||19°F||69%||1017.2 hPa|
|Greeley, Greeley-Weld County Airport, CO||21 mi||35 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||28°F||24°F||85%||1019.6 hPa|
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