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The Front Range Forecast: More quiet summer weather

In Brief:

Hot, above normal summer temperatures with few afternoon storms. A cold front is in our future.

The Tuesday Update:

Not much to report for the short term.  We will continue to have above normal temperatures into the weekend when a cold front arrives (dotted blue line Figure 1 update). After that, storm chances increase with bit of a taste of early Fall weather.

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Figure 1 update: the 10 day graphical forecast for Denver from weather5280.com

End Tuesday Update.

The Forecast Discussion:

Exciting weather is not to be found in Colorado for a while. We are sitting at about 15 degrees above normal for high temperatures (Figure 1) with only small afternoon storm chances Friday then Sunday through Tuesday. There is some limited "monsoon" moisture flowing into the West (Figure 2) but the big High Pressure center and ridge nearby is keeping most weather quiet (Figure 3).

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Figure 1: the 10 day graphical forecast for Denver from weatherunderground.com
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Figure 2: the water vapor satellite image from Thursday PM from NOAA.
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Figure 3: the 500mb upper air map for noon Friday from the GFS and tropicaltidbits.com

The Longer Range Forecast:

The GFS also gives the state little precipitation over the next five days (Figure 4).  Sorry - there isn't much to cover this late in the season!

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Figure 4: the 5 day precipitation forecast 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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UV Index
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Pressure
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Visibility
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Dewpoint
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Humidity
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Wind
W 1.6 mph
Gust
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Saturday

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Mostly sunny

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Very windy; mild with increasing clouds


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63 °F

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Partly cloudy and windy; a passing shower late


Snow

Tuesday

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Partly cloudy

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Partly cloudy and colder


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