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Longmont Weather Forecast: A warm start to the week, then cold fronts and a small chance of snow

In brief:

The week starts warm until a few cold fronts bring a chill, a small snow chance, then we warm up again.

Forecast discussion:

We'll start this forecast discussion with the 10-day graphical forecast (Figure 1 below). In advance of a few cold fronts (blue dashed lines), a ridge will allow us to soar to the mid-50s Monday. By Tuesday evening, a couple of fronts have already hit and there is a small chance of showers.

 

Figure1_11292020Figure 1: The 10-day graphical forecast from weather5280.com for Longmont.

The strongest front and deepest trough are moving in Tuesday into Wednesday.  If there is moisture with this trough (Figure 2), we'll see good snows.

 

Figure2_11292020Figure 2: The 500mb upper air forecast map for Tuesday noon from the GFS and tropicaltidbits.com

The longer-range forecast:

After that third front and its chance of snow (Figure 1), we return to a warming and dry pattern. The GFS over the next 10 days gives Longmont a trace of snow and a small amount of snow for the mountains (Figure 3). The actual amount of water around town will still be minimal (Figure 4).

 

Figure3_11292020Figure 3: The 10-day 10:1 snowfall total from the GFS and weather5280.com

 

Figure4_11292020Figure 4: The 10-day precipitation total from the GFS and weather5280.com

Crystal ball forecast:

Looking way beyond our normal forecast window (seven to 10 days) there is a hint from the GFS a two- to three-day significant snow event is possible. Figure 5 shows the first big day of snow. This will be interesting to watch to see if it materializes. It is too early to talk about a white Christmas.

 

Figure5_11292020Figure 5: The six-hour averaged precipitation around Dec. 12 from the GFS and tropicaltidbits.com

 

 


Current Weather

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

29°F

UV Index
1 Low
Pressure
30 Falling
Visibility
10 miles
Dewpoint
19 °F
Humidity
65%
Wind
N 0 mph
Gust
5.4 mph
Wind Chill
29 °F

12 Hour Forecast

Today
10 AM
41°F
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Today
11 AM
47°F
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Today
12 PM
53°F
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Today
1 PM
55°F
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Today
2 PM
54°F
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Today
3 PM
54°F
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Today
4 PM
52°F
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Today
5 PM
48°F
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Today
6 PM
45°F
Mostly clear
Today
7 PM
43°F
Mostly clear
Today
8 PM
41°F
Mostly clear
Today
9 PM
39°F
Mostly clear

7 Day Forecast

Partly sunny

Wednesday

55 °F

Partly sunny


Clear

Wednesday Night

32 °F

Clear


Mostly sunny

Thursday

47 °F

Sunshine and patchy clouds


Partly cloudy

Thursday Night

24 °F

Partly cloudy


Intermittent clouds

Friday

46 °F

A blend of sun and clouds


Intermittent clouds

Friday Night

27 °F

Partly cloudy


Intermittent clouds

Saturday

47 °F

Periods of clouds and sunshine


Flurries

Saturday Night

21 °F

A couple of flurries in the evening; otherwise, considerable clouds


Intermittent clouds

Sunday

38 °F

Intervals of clouds and sunshine


Mostly clear

Sunday Night

23 °F

Clear to partly cloudy


Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
7:19 AM
Sunset
5:05 PM

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Based on AccuWeather data