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National Weather Service Cheyenne Wyoming
1028 PM MDT Wednesday Jul 30 2014

Short term...(this evening through Friday night)
issued at 335 PM MDT Wednesday Jul 30 2014

Current infrared satellite loop and observations show the stubborn upper
level disturbance remaining nearly stationary across southwest
Wyoming. Models are now showing this feature weakening and
dissipating near the Colorado border tonight...instead of moving
southeast across the area. This is the reason why conditions have
struggled to improve today across most of the southern half of the
forecast area along the i80 corridor. Expect off and on rain
showers to continue into this evening...gradually diminishing in
coverage. There have been a few lightning kept
thunderstorms in the forecast for this afternoon. Rainfall will likely
end by midnight across the whole forecast area with just cloudy
and very cool conditions over the area. Would not be surprised if
a few of the more sheltered valleys locations see low
temperatures in the upper 30s by Thursday morning. The only other
minor concern tonight is fog...especially west of the Laramie

Models indicate drier air moving into the region for Thursday and
Friday...limiting convective potential across most of the area.
Northwest flow aloft will keep temperatures on the cool side and
generally 5 to 10 degrees below normal. It will be pleasant during
the day however with highs in the middle 70s to middle 80s...warmest
over east central Wyoming to northwest Nebraska. It will remain
cool at night with lows in the 40s or possibly upper 30s across
the high valleys of southeast Wyoming. Kept a chance of
thunderstorms in the forecast for locations along and west of the
Laramie range. Activity should be limited due to the amount of dry
air moving into the area. Further east..this dry air will mainly
be aloft with dewpoints remaining in the 40s and 50s east of the
Laramie range. This dry air along with a temperature inversion
above 600mb will limit any convection that does develop across the

Long term...(saturday through wednesday)

Medium range models continue to show the upper ridge maintain a
strong hold over the western Continental U.S. Through the weekend and into early
next week. Mostly dry...northwest flow will be over the forecast
area through this time with perhaps enough moisture available for a
few weak thunderstorms over the mountains Saturday and Sunday
afternoons. Temperatures will rise back to more normal values for
this time of year by Sunday as 700 mb temperatures increase to between 11 and
17c. Another push of subtropical energy and moisture will ride up
the western periphery of the ridge and over the forecast area Monday
and Tuesday. With warmer temperatures and precipitable waters forecast to exceed one
inch...looking at a good chance for showers and thunderstorms
through this time. Steering flow will once again be weak so the
potential for flooding will increase as well. A cold front looks to
move through the forecast area on Tuesday which will bring slightly
cooler conditions for Tuesday and Wednesday with continued chances
for showers and storms on Wednesday in the upslope regime.


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Thursday evening)
issued at 1026 PM MDT Wednesday Jul 30 2014

Latest guidance showing surface winds staying westerly overnight.
So went ahead and pulled the IFR fog/stratus out of kcys and klar.
VFR conditions should prevail across southeast Wyoming and
Nebraska Panhandle through the next 24 hours and beyond.


Fire weather...
issued at 230 PM MDT Wednesday Jul 30 2014

No fire weather concerns through this weekend due to the recent
widespread wetting rains...high humidities...and lower than normal
temperatures. Winds will also be light as well across the area.
Isolated thunderstorms are expected over the mountains through
Saturday...with a more widespread threat of rain and thunderstorms
next week as another surge of monsoon moisture moves across the


Cys watches/warnings/advisories...


Short term...tjt
long term...rjm
fire weather...tjt

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