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The Front Range Forecast: Dry with above normal temperatures

In Brief:

Dry and very warm weather this week.

The Forecast Discussion:

Other than a few weak cool fronts, the week ahead will see temperatures near record warmth at times.  There is a very small chance of showers (and a clap of thunder) Saturday night and on Thursday (Figure 1). Thursday's small cool down and chance of showers comes in ahead of a seemingly impressive trough in the upper atmosphere (Figure 2).  Sadly, without available moisture, it doesn't look like much comes of the system.

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Figure 1: the 10 day graphical forecast for Denver from weatherunderground.com
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Figure 2: the 500mb upper air map for midnight Wed/Thur from the GFS and tropicaltidbits.com

The Longer Range Forecast:

Looking out at the next 10 days, the GFS doesn't paint any moisture along I-25 (Figure 3 and 4). If things do start to get exciting again, I'll post an update here!

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Figure 3: the precipitation totals forecast for the next 10 days from the GFS and weather5280.com
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Figure 4: the snowfall totals forecast for the next 10 days from the GFS and weather5280.com

 


About the Author: John Ensworth

John Ensworth works from Longmont as the Principle Investigator for the NASA Science Mission Directorate Earth and space science education product review through the IGES (The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies – www.strategies.org).
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Current Weather

Partly sunny

Partly sunny

75°F

UV Index
5 Moderate
Pressure
29.68 Falling
Visibility
10 miles
Dewpoint
35 °F
Humidity
23%
Wind
SSW 4.5 mph
Gust
11.4 mph
Wind Chill
75 °F

12 Hour Forecast

Today
10 AM
77°F
Partly sunny
Today
11 AM
80°F
Intermittent clouds
Today
12 PM
82°F
Intermittent clouds
Today
1 PM
84°F
Intermittent clouds
Today
2 PM
85°F
Mostly cloudy
Today
3 PM
85°F
Mostly cloudy
Today
4 PM
85°F
Mostly cloudy
Today
5 PM
85°F
Mostly cloudy
Today
6 PM
82°F
Mostly cloudy
Today
7 PM
80°F
Mostly cloudy
Today
8 PM
76°F
Mostly cloudy
Today
9 PM
71°F
Cloudy

7 Day Forecast

Mostly cloudy

Thursday

85 °F

Some sun, then clouds and very warm; breezy this afternoon; turning dramatically colder with snow Friday into Friday night


Mostly cloudy

Thursday Night

41 °F

Breezy this evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy and cooler


Rain and snow

Friday

42 °F

Periods of rain mixing with snow


Snow

Friday Night

33 °F

Cold with 1-3 inches of wet snow; heavy wet snow can bring down trees and power lines


Rain and snow

Saturday

43 °F

Chilly; a bit of a.m. snow, then a shower; storm total 1-3"; slippery morning travel; highest accumulations on non-paved surfaces


Intermittent clouds

Saturday Night

24 °F

Partly cloudy and cold with the temperature breaking the record of 29 set in 2001; there will be a freeze


Mostly cloudy

Sunday

51 °F

Mostly cloudy and cool; a passing afternoon shower


Showers

Sunday Night

39 °F

Plenty of clouds with a couple of showers, mainly early


Mostly cloudy

Monday

60 °F

Mostly cloudy and cool


Intermittent clouds

Monday Night

39 °F

Partly cloudy; freezing temperatures in the normally colder spots


Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
5:41 AM
Sunset
8:13 PM

Based on AccuWeather data

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