Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Monday, May 25, 2015
There is a pretty layer of snow across the Aspen Valley this morning, mainly above 9,000 feet though some fell in town earlier. Today we expect low pressure to move farther away across the plains, with lingering moisture and some mainly afternoon scattered showers and some thunderstorms today. Tuesday and Wednesday we expect a gradual warming and drying trend as high pressure ridging aloft builds in across the central Rocky Mountains. Thursday through Friday, and lingering into Saturday, we expect an increase in afternoon thunderstorms and showers again, with temperatures dropping a bit, as low pressure across the northwest US directs a more southwest and moist wind flow aloft across the area, then moves across Colorado in a weakened state. We will be watching. Late weekend and early next week we see drying and warming again, this time possibly a lot warmer, warmest yet this spring. CM
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7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - We plan to bring this back in the fall, unless we receive interest in firing the longer range forecast back up, sooner.
It looks like a strong El Nino may be in effect this fall and winter. This would usually cause heavier rain and snow across California and the southwest US. We will be monitoring the progress of this right here, stay tuned... CM
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