NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 331 PM MST SUN FEB 7 2016 .SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY) ISSUED AT 203 PM MST SUN FEB 7 2016 THE BATCH OF LOWER CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JET MAXIMUM ARE STILL OVER THE NORTHEASTERN PLAINS. THERE IS ALSO A MOUNTAIN WAVE SET-UP WITH LENTICULAR CLOUDS OVER THE MOUNTAINS...FOOTHILLS AND IMMEDIATE PLAINS. THE WESTERN HALF OF THE PLAINS HAVE AN UPSLOPE WIND FIELDS IN PLACE...WITH NORTHWESTERLIES OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE PLAINS. MODELS HAVE STRONG NORTH-NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT FOR CWA TONIGHT AND MONDAY. DOWNWARD QG-VERTICAL VELOCITY IS PROGGED FOR THE CWA TONIGHT AND MONDAY. THE BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS ARE PROGGED TO BE NORTH-NORTHWESTERLY OVER MOST OF THE PLAINS TONIGHT AND MONDAY. NORMAL DIURNAL PATTERNS SHOULD PREVAIL OVER THE REST OF THE CWA. THERE IS SOME MOISTURE ON THE CROSS SECTION THE NEXT TWO PERIOD...BUT NOTHING SIGNIFICANT. NO POPS FOR MOST AREAS...SOME MINOR POPS THIS EVENING IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINS. FOR TEMPERATURES...READINGS SHOULD COME UP 2-5C FROM TODAY'S HIGHS. .LONG TERM...(MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY) ISSUED AT 203 PM MST SUN FEB 7 2016 UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION WILL BRING DRY WEATHER AND WARMER TEMPERATURES TO NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN COLORADO MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. WEDNESDAY LOOKS TO BE THE WARMEST DAY OF THE WEEK EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS. 700 MB TEMPERATURES AROUND +5 DEGREES C COMBINED WITH DOWNSLOPE FLOW SHOULD RESULT IN TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 60S ALONG THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR. TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY WILL COOL DOWN A FEW DEGREES...AS A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES PUSHES A WEAK COOL FRONT ACROSS NORTHEASTERN COLORADO. TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM BACK TO NEAR 60 BY THE END OF THE WORK WEEK. A COOLING TREND ALONG WITH A FEW MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE BY NEXT SUNDAY...AS THE UPPER RIDGE BREAKS DOWN AND AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES INTO COLORADO FROM THE WEST.National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
...PIKES PEAK/PALMER DIVIDE AND SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS... CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS COLO. SPRINGS CLOUDY 30 20 66 SE7 30.27F WCI 23 A. F. ACADEMY CLOUDY 31 20 65 S8 30.25R WCI 23 SCHRIEVER AFB FAIR 28 20 71 SW6 30.27S WCI 22 ELLICOTT NOT AVBL FALCON CLOUDY 29 19 67 SW6 30.26R WCI 23 FORT CARSON CLOUDY 31 22 71 SE12 30.26F WCI 21 LIMON CLOUDY 26 19 74 N10 30.31R WCI 16 MONUMENT HILL CLOUDY 25 19 80 E5 30.25S WCI 19 TRINIDAD SUNNY 40 22 48 NE12 30.28R
606 AM MST SUN FEB 7 2016 DAY ONE TODAY AND TONIGHT NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT WEATHER SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.
COLORADO --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY FEB 13-17 FEB 15-21 FEB FEB-APR ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Normal Normal Precipitation: Below Above Above Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
FEBRUARY 7TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1861... The temperature at Gouverneur NY bottomed out at -40 degrees, a drop of 70 degrees in one day. Two days later the mercury hit 55 degrees. (David Ludlum) Hanover NH plunged from 37 degrees at 1 PM on the 7th to 32 degrees below zero at 7 AM on the 8th, and West Cummington MA plummeted 80 degrees to -32 degrees. Boston MA plunged from 46 degrees to -14 degrees, and on the 11th was back up to 60 degrees. (7th-8th) (The Weather Channel) ...1904... Between 3:00 and 4:30 a.m., tornadoes, unofficially of F2 strength, hit the Kentucky communities of Cornishville, Dundee, and Cecilia, KY. (NWA Louisville) ...1934... A deep freeze made it possible to drive from Bay Shore to Fire Island NY. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) ...1978... The great blizzard of '78 was coming to an end on this February day. Boston ended up with 27.1 inches of new snow while up to 50 inches fell in northern Rhode Island. A tremendous east/northeasterly gradient wind developed as a deep low pressure system bucked up against an enormous high to the north. This caused wind gusts as high as 92 mph at Chatham Massachusetts. East facing coastal regions were devastated by 4 successive high tides. The 14 foot tide recorded at Portland Maine was perhaps the highest recorded for the century. The storm caused 99 deaths...and total damage was over 600 million dollars. Even Kentucky experienced an impact as the London Corbin Airport set a noteworthy record during this storm. Cold air surged deep into the southern United States with record low temperatures set as far south as the Gulf Coast. In London...the low temperature plunged to minus 10 degrees on the morning of the seventh...which still stands in the record books as the daily low. Lexington reported minus 9 and Covington minus 10 degrees. (NWS Jackson, KY and UKAWC)