Updated: 3:18 PM MDT on January 31, 2015
Clear. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.
Clear skies. Low 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. Thunder possible. High 73F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Thunder possible. Low 36F. NNE winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 44F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Cloudy with snow. Low 27F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected.
Morning clouds will give way to sunshine for the afternoon. High 49F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
A mostly clear sky. Low 28F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunny skies. High 62F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear skies. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Plentiful sunshine. High 72F. W winds shifting to SE at 10 to 20 mph.
A mostly clear sky. Low around 40F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly sunny skies. High 73F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly clear skies. Low 38F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 62F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Cloudy. Low 37F. ENE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 66F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low 37F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny skies. High 68F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
A few clouds. Low 38F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
A few clouds from time to time. High near 70F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly clear skies. Low 42F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO
Updated: 7:06 PM MDT
|Temperature: 65.3 °F||Dew Point: 23 °F||Humidity: 20%||Wind: South at 5.8 mph||Pressure: 29.70 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Heat Index: -||Graphs|
Location: APRSWXNET, Yuma, CO
Updated: 6:41 PM MDT
|Temperature: 74 °F||Dew Point: 18 °F||Humidity: 12%||Wind: SSE at 4 mph||Pressure: 29.70 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 74 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 341 PM MDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 Short term...(this evening through wednesday) issued at 320 PM MDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 Very dry airmass in place this afternoon with warm temperatures in the middle 70s to lower 80s. Looks too dry for thunderstorms today so will leave forecast dry. Stronger south to southwest winds will develop on the plains tonight but should be enough humidity recovery to not need any fire hilites across the plains. The high pressure ridge axis aloft is across Colorado this afternoon and will be shifting east into the Central Plains tonight and Wednesday. This will be replaced with stronger westerly flow aloft tonight along with increasing middle and high level moisture. Cross sections also show increasing winds in the mountains tonight. Already seeing some gusts in the 30-40 miles per hour range over mountain passes this afternoon. A frontal boundary will begin to move across northeast Colorado Wednesday afternoon as winds shift north and northeast. This combined with some increase in moisture and marginal instability will bring a threat of showers and even a few thunderstorms to the area. With approaching jet aloft into western Colorado by late afternoon and weak upward ascent will bump probability of precipitation up a bit most areas by late Wednesday afternoon. There is some marginal fire weather concerns across southern Lincoln County Wednesday afternoon with some gusts around 20 miles per hour and low humidities. The areal and time extend look too small for a fire weather hilite. Long term...(wednesday night through tuesday) issued at 320 PM MDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 Being under the left exit region of the jet along with convective available potential energy around 200-400 j/kg...expect showers and a few thunderstorms to continue Wednesday evening...especially over the northeastern plains. The simulated NAM infrared imagery nicely shows a few storms heading east-northeast across the plains. The surface flow behind the afternoon's cold front will turn more upslope through the night while cold air pushes south into the area. The eastern Front Range mountains and foothills will start to see the transition from showers to more stratiform precipitation Wednesday evening...with snow levels beginning around 9500 feet mean sea level and dropping to near 6000 feet by sunrise. Upward qg vertical velocity will start increasing after midnight to spread rain over the urban corridor and adjacent plains. According to forecast soundings...shouldn't see any snowflakes mix in over the plains until near sunrise or so. Upward qg vertical velocity really increases Thursday...and the airmass becomes potentially unstable and will allow for the potential of banding. The jet will be over southern Colorado...not the best position...however enough vertical shear and qg should negate that. There are hints of this in the model precipitation patterns as well. Rain and snow will increase during the snow...with snow levels wavering between 5000 and 6000 feet. If banding or convection does occur...this could produce extra cooling to change rain over to snow...but likely in narrow bands over the plains. Lowered maximum temperatures Thursday due to model trends...which may help the possibility of more snow to rain. The upper trough will begin moving out of the area Thursday evening slowly...with colder temperatures pushing south into the state. Look for rain to change over to all snow for the evening and night...to diminish Friday late morning. Current thinking for snowfall totals will be less than 2 inches over the eastern plains...2 to 4 inches for areas closer to the foothills and Palmer Divide...3 to 6 inches for the foothills...and 5 to 10 inches for the mountains. This is a very early broad forecast as the potential banding will vary this quite a bit...and recent warm temperatures will melt quite a lot of the snow that falls initially...and possibly through the storm. Temperatures below freezing Friday night may allow for some roads to have ice form. Friday will remain cool but will dry out with skies clearing. Look for temperatures to remain cooler than average for the day. Saturday through Monday will return to warm and dry weather. Tuesday will see another Pacific system approach for a slight chance of showers in the mountains. && Aviation...(for the tafs through 00z Wednesday late afternoon) issued at 320 PM MDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 Light south to southeast winds at den/apa this afternoon and looks like they will try and go more westerly later this afternoon. Already can see a boundary just pushing out off the foothills across northern Jefferson and Boulder counties. Suspect some of this wind will push east between 22z-23z. Increasing middle-hi level moisture will move into terminals later tonight. Cold front will move into airports later Wednesday afternoon with a chance of showers developing. May need to introduce a prob30 with 00z taf issuance. && Bou watches/warnings/advisories... none. && $$ Short term...entrekin long term...kriederman aviation...entrekin