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National Weather Service Pueblo Colorado
303 PM MST Thursday Nov 27 2014

Short term...(this evening through friday)
issued at 243 PM MST Thursday Nov 27 2014

Currently...general west-northwest flow across the state today with a good
amount of high level cloudiness lurking over the northern half of
Colorado. High level clouds this morning greatly hindered temperatures for
much of the I-25 corridor and eastward...while areas west of I-25
warmed quickly. Once the clouds moved on...temperatures jumped up into the
middle 60s to lower 70s...making for a very comfortable Thanksgiving.

Tonight and tomorrow...more of the same expected over the next 24
hours as the flow aloft becomes more westerly. Winds will still be
gusty at times over the higher terrain as well as favorable wind
gaps...and overnight low temperatures should once again reflect a warm belt
in the Lee of the southern Front Range. For Friday...intermittent
high clouds may slow temperatures at first for some areas...but westerly
winds and cloud breaks are expected to boost maximum temperatures into the 70s
for much of the east plains. Moore

Long term...(friday night through thursday)
issued at 243 PM MST Thursday Nov 27 2014

..very warm and windy Sat then fairly strong cold front later
sun...

Although not expecting any precipitation this weekend...the weather will be
active both Sat and sun. A strong jet will be over the region during
this entire period. This will allow it to be windy to very windy in
the mountains and higher valleys through the entire 48h period.
Expect winds in the 20-40g50 range in the mountains and 15 to 30 miles per hour in
the higher valleys. Additionally...it will likely get windy over the
plains on Saturday as west winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour g30 miles per hour will be
likely.

It will be quite warm on Saturday with highs in the 70s most plains
with 60s in El Paso County. It will be relatively quite warm in
downslope regions Friday night and Sat night.

On Sunday...a moderately strong cold front will cross the plains
during the late morning/middle afternoon time period. As typical...with
strong daytime frontal passing...trying to figure what the high
temperatures will be is difficult. We will likely have a warm start to the
day all areas so expect we will see highs in the 60s from Pueblo
down to the nm border and 60s extending out to Baca County. Over El
Paso County and the far eastern plains the cool front will come
through earlier and expect maximum temperatures to occur during the middle to
late morning...with highs maxing out in the 40s and 50s. Not much
moisture with this front so no precipitation likely for the plains Sun
night...and we may not see that much in the way of clouds.

Into next week...weather will be a bit more unsettled...mainly over
the mountains a trough will very slowly move onshore through the week
and eventually move inland and weaken as it crosses the region by
middle week. Additionally...we will likely have another Canadian cool
front cross the area late Monday or early Tuesday. What this all
means is we will see an increasing chance of precipitation over the Continental Divide
with mainly dry conditions over the plains. Temperatures will be at or
below seasonable values through the week. The overall best chance of
precipitation over the mountains will occur Tue/Wed. With the jet overhead...we
will likely see windy periods throughout next week.

I should mention that there really is not too much agreement amongst
the longer range guidance...but all of the models are showing it a
bit unsettled...albeit not all that unsettled. \/Hodanish

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Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Friday evening)
issued at 243 PM MST Thursday Nov 27 2014

VFR conditions to continue over the next 24 hours for the
region...including the three main taf sites of kcos...kpub and kals.
Occasional west winds gusting to 25-30 kts at times along and west of the
I-25 corridor. Intermittent high clouds forecast as well along and
east of the southern Front Range. Moore

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Pub watches/warnings/advisories...
none.
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Short term...Moore
long term...hodanish
aviation...Moore

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