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National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado
306 am MDT Mon Aug 26 2019

Short term...(today through tuesday)
issued at 246 am MDT Mon Aug 26 2019

Moderate northwest flow aloft will continue for the next several
days as high pressure remains established over the southwest U.S.
And low pressure remains entrenched over the east. A few weak cold
fronts will drop down the west side of the trough and push
through the Front Range and plains. These will serve to tighten
the gradient a bit over western Colorado and eastern Utah and produce
slightly stronger surface winds. One such front will affect the
area in this way this afternoon and the next one drops down
Tuesday. These feature will not bring much moisture along and
only enhance afternoon gusty winds.

Long term...(tuesday night through sunday)
issued at 246 am MDT Mon Aug 26 2019

The ridge over the southwest U.S. Will begin sliding east in
response to a trough moving onshore on the West Coast. As the
trough moves through the Pacific northwest Thursday the ridge
collapses a bit to the south and east which allows some moisture
to flow north and into the eastern Great Basin. The trough will
push through Utah and Colorado late Thursday afternoon and evening. There
seems to be enough moisture projected into the area to justify
isolated to scattered thunderstorms Thursday with gusty winds and
little rain reaching the ground. By Friday the moisture plume lays
over to the east and will affect only southern Colorado. Saturday and
Sunday broad high pressure will be centered over The Four Corners
states with isolated convection occurring beneath the ridge.


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Tuesday morning)
issued at 246 am MDT Mon Aug 26 2019

VFR conditions will nearly cloud free skies will prevail for the
next 24 hours across the area. Expect breezy west winds gusting to
20 mph after 18z.


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