WFO Denver/Boulder


Hot-Air Balloon Forecast for Colorado
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder, Colorado
1425 MDT Saturday, August 30, 2014

COLORADO SYNOPSIS VALID 30/1800Z-31/0600Z UPPER TROF OVER GREAT 
BASIN PUSHING EAST TOWARDS COLORADO THROUGH PERIOD. INCREASING 
WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WHILE MOISTURE INCREASES IN THE MID AND UPPER 
LEVELS. AIRMASS TO BECOME SLIGHTLY UNSTABLE THROUGH PERIOD WITH 
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH MORE 
ISOLATED COVERAGE OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* * * * * Northeast Colorado * * * * *

METAR KFNL 302015Z AUTO 14008KT 10SM CLR 28/10 A2993 RMK AO1
METAR KFNL 301955Z AUTO 14009G14KT 8SM CLR 28/12 A2994 RMK AO1
METAR KFNL 301935Z AUTO 17008KT 10SM CLR 27/13 A2995 RMK AO1

METAR KGXY 302015Z AUTO 17008KT 8SM CLR 31/04 A2993 RMK AO1
METAR KGXY 301955Z AUTO 19009G14KT 10SM CLR 31/07 A2994 RMK AO1
METAR KGXY 301935Z AUTO 16008KT 10SM CLR 29/13 A2995 RMK AO1

METAR KLMO 302014Z AUTO 12004KT 10SM CLR 33/06 A2995 RMK AO2
       T03250055
METAR KLMO 301954Z AUTO 11005KT 10SM CLR 32/05 A2996 RMK AO2
       T03200048
METAR KLMO 301934Z AUTO 15004KT 10SM CLR 31/09 A2996 RMK AO2
       T03120087

METAR KBDU 302016Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM CLR 30/04 A2995 RMK AO2
METAR KBDU 301956Z AUTO 28007KT 10SM CLR 30/03 A2996 RMK AO2
METAR KBDU 301936Z AUTO 11007KT 10SM CLR 29/05 A2996 RMK AO2

METAR KEIK 302015Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM CLR 31/02 A2994 RMK AO2
       T03070016
METAR KEIK 301955Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 30/02 A2995 RMK AO2
       T03000016
METAR KEIK 301935Z AUTO 15003KT 10SM CLR 30/02 A2996 RMK AO2
       T03010018

KBJC 301738Z 3018/3118 VRB05KT P6SM FEW150 SCT200
     FM302000 21006KT P6SM FEW090 SCT150 BKN200
     FM302200 23010KT P6SM SCT090 BKN140
      TEMPO 3023/3102 VRB20G30KT -TSRA BKN090CB
     FM310400 16009KT P6SM FEW090 BKN140
     FM310700 20010KT P6SM SCT140 SCT200
METAR KBJC 301950Z VRB04KT 50SM FEW080 FEW150 30/04 A3000
METAR KBJC 301847Z VRB03KT 50SM FEW080 SCT150 29/04 A3003
METAR KBJC 301747Z 14005KT 30SM FEW080 FEW150 27/07 A3005

KDEN 301916Z 3019/3124 26009KT P6SM FEW150 SCT200
     FM302000 19007KT P6SM FEW090 SCT150 BKN200
     FM302200 17009KT P6SM SCT090 BKN140
      TEMPO 3023/3102 VRB20G32KT -TSRA BKN090CB
     FM310400 16009KT P6SM FEW090 BKN140
     FM310700 20010KT P6SM SCT140 SCT200
     FM312000 05009KT P6SM SCT080 BKN150 PROB30 3120/3124
      VRB30G32KT -TSRA BKN080CB
METAR KDEN 301953Z 26007KT 10SM FEW080 FEW140 FEW200 29/05 A2998 RMK AO2
       SLP074 TCU DSNT NW T02940050
METAR KDEN 301853Z 26009G14KT 10SM FEW100 FEW140 FEW200 28/04 A3001 RMK
       AO2 SLP082 T02830044
METAR KDEN 301753Z 20008KT 10SM FEW100 FEW200 27/06 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP091
       T02670056 10272 20117 58015

METAR KFTG 301855Z 19003KT 10SM FEW100 29/03 A3002

KBKF 3017/3123 19009KT 9999 FEW200 QNH3006INS
      BECMG 3021/3022 19012KT 9999 SCT080 QNH2997INS
      TEMPO 3023/3102 VRB15G25KT VCTS BKN070CB
      BECMG 3102/3103 19009KT 9999 SCT080 BKN100 QNH2990INS
      TX28/3021Z TN12/3112Z
METAR KBKF 301958Z 32006KT 10SM FEW070 FEW200 29/02 A3001 RMK AO2A
       SLP084 T02860017
METAR KBKF 301858Z 26006KT 10SM FEW070 FEW200 28/03 A3003 RMK AO2A
       SLP094 T02810034
METAR KBKF 301758Z 22007KT 10SM FEW070 FEW200 27/05 A3005 RMK AO2A
       SLP101 T02660046 10266 20122 58016

KAPA 301738Z 3018/3118 21009KT P6SM FEW150 SCT200
     FM302000 18007KT P6SM FEW090 SCT150 BKN200
     FM302200 18012KT P6SM SCT090 BKN140
      TEMPO 3023/3102 VRB20G32KT -TSRA BKN090CB
     FM310300 16009KT P6SM FEW090 BKN140
     FM310600 19010KT P6SM SCT140 SCT200
METAR KAPA 301953Z VRB03KT 10SM FEW110 FEW180 28/00 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP093
       T02780000
METAR KAPA 301853Z VRB03KT 10SM FEW100 FEW180 27/01 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP101
       T02720006
METAR KAPA 301753Z 18006KT 10SM FEW100 FEW180 26/03 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP110
       T02610033 10261 20106 58017

METAR KMNH 302013Z AUTO 34003KT 10SM CLR 25/00 A3012 RMK AO2
METAR KMNH 301953Z AUTO 32004KT 10SM CLR 25/01 A3013 RMK AO2
METAR KMNH 301933Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 25/01 A3013 RMK AO2

METAR KFMM 302015Z AUTO 15004KT 10SM CLR 29/10 A2994 RMK AO2 T02910104
       PWINO
METAR KFMM 301955Z AUTO 16003KT 10SM CLR 28/12 A2995 RMK AO2 T02840118
       PWINO
METAR KFMM 301935Z AUTO 19004KT 10SM CLR 28/11 A2996 RMK AO2 T02810113
       PWINO

METAR KSTK 302010Z AUTO 19008KT 10SM CLR 30/15 A2990 RMK AO2
METAR KSTK 301950Z AUTO 21009KT 10SM CLR 30/15 A2991 RMK AO2
METAR KSTK 301930Z AUTO 17007KT 10SM CLR 28/16 A2992 RMK AO2

METAR KAKO 301953Z AUTO 22016G25KT 10SM CLR 29/07 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP086
       T02890072
METAR KAKO 301853Z AUTO 23006KT 10SM CLR 28/09 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP094
       T02830089
METAR KAKO 301753Z AUTO 25009KT 10SM CLR 27/10 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP104
       T02670100 10267 20133 58014

METAR KLIC 301955Z AUTO 18010G17KT 10SM CLR 28/06 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP095
       T02830061
METAR KLIC 301855Z AUTO 19014KT 10SM CLR 27/06 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP101
       T02720061
METAR KLIC 301755Z AUTO 19009G17KT 10SM CLR 27/07 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP107
       T02670072 10272 20094 58014

METAR KHEQ 302015Z AUTO 20008KT 10SM CLR 31/12 A2990 RMK AO2
METAR KHEQ 301955Z AUTO 17010G14KT 10SM CLR 30/13 A2991 RMK AO2
METAR KHEQ 301935Z AUTO 19009KT 10SM CLR 30/14 A2992 RMK AO2

METAR K2V5 302015Z AUTO 18014G21KT 10SM 33/08 A2991 RMK AO2
       T03250082
METAR K2V5 301955Z AUTO 18014G19KT 10SM 32/09 A2992 RMK AO2
       T03230088
METAR K2V5 301935Z AUTO 17010G19KT 10SM 32/09 A2993 RMK AO2
       T03200089

METAR KITR 301953Z AUTO 22015G18KT 10SM CLR 31/07 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP099
       T03060072
METAR KITR 301853Z AUTO 21017G23KT 10SM CLR 30/07 A3000 RMK AO2 PK WND
       18026/1814 SLP104 T03000072
METAR KITR 301753Z AUTO 21017G23KT 10SM CLR 29/08 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP113
       T02890083 10294 20117 58013

Sunrise/Sunset for 08/30/2014
Fort Collins - 06:25:32 MDT / 19:36:51 MDT
Denver       - 06:26:03 MDT / 19:35:28 MDT
Sterling     - 06:18:00 MDT / 19:29:34 MDT

Denver/Boulder Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1612 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 1010 AM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014
BEST CHANCE FOR STORMS WILL FALL BETWEEN 23-02Z WITH MAIN THREAT
OF GUSTY WINDS TO 40KT WITH THE BRIEF SHOWERS AT TERMINALS.
OTHERWISE SURFACE WINDS FROM THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON AND THEN BECOMING MORE VARIABLE 10KT OR LESS. INCREASING
MID AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS THIS AFTERNOON BUT STILL REMAINING VFR. 


* * * * * Southeast Colorado * * * * *


METAR KAFF 301958Z AUTO 15009KT 10SM CLR 26/05 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP108
       T02570048
METAR KAFF 301858Z AUTO 12009KT 10SM CLR 25/06 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP116
       T02500055
METAR KAFF 301758Z AUTO 14005KT 10SM CLR 24/05 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP127
       T02380049 10238 20068

KCOS 301720Z 3018/3118 17010KT P6SM FEW110 SCT250
     FM302100 18014KT P6SM SCT100 BKN150
     FM310200 34010KT P6SM BKN140
METAR KCOS 301954Z VRB05KT 10SM FEW090 FEW180 27/04 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP101
       T02720044
METAR KCOS 301854Z 18008KT 10SM FEW090 FEW180 26/07 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP112
       T02560072
METAR KCOS 301754Z 15007KT 10SM FEW095 SCT250 24/07 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP123
       T02440067 10244 20089 58013

METAR KABH 301956Z AUTO 24008KT 10SM CLR 27/06 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP105
       T02670061 PNO $
METAR KABH 301856Z AUTO 22006KT 10SM CLR 25/06 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP115
       T02500056 PNO $
METAR KABH 301756Z AUTO 20009KT 10SM CLR 24/08 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP125
       6//// T02390083 10239 20083 58013 PNO $


KFCS 3019/3119 33009KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3004INS
     BECMG 3020/3021 35012KT 9999 VCTS BKN100CB QNH2999INS
     TEMPO 3023/3102 VRB15G25KT -TSRA BKN080CB
     BECMG 3101/3102 34009KT 9999 NSW SCT150 QNH3003INS
     BECMG 3116/3117 19009KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3012INS
     BECMG 3118/3119 35012KT 9999 VCTS SCT090CB QNH3009INS TX29/3022Z
     TN10/3112Z AMD 301915
METAR KFCS 301958Z AUTO 17007G14KT 10SM CLR 29/06 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP114
       T02860058
METAR KFCS 301858Z AUTO 06006KT 10SM CLR 27/09 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP121
       T02690085
METAR KFCS 301758Z AUTO 10005KT 10SM CLR 25/10 A3010 RMK AO2
       DZB1737E1742 SLP138 P0000 60000 T02450098 10245 20094

KPUB 301720Z 3018/3118 VRB05KT P6SM FEW120 SCT250
     FM302000 15010KT P6SM SCT120
     FM310200 33010KT P6SM SCT120 SCT150
METAR KPUB 301953Z AUTO 08006KT 10SM CLR 31/03 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP081
       T03060033
METAR KPUB 301853Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 29/05 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP091
       T02890050
METAR KPUB 301753Z AUTO 22004KT 10SM CLR 28/06 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP104
       T02780056 10278 20117 58021


METAR KTAD 301954Z AUTO 27007KT 10SM CLR 31/03 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP084
       T03110028
METAR KTAD 301854Z AUTO 20007KT 10SM CLR 30/03 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP097
       T03000028
METAR KTAD 301754Z AUTO VRB04KT 10SM CLR 28/04 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP107
       T02830039 10283 20144 58018

METAR KLHX 301953Z AUTO VRB05KT 10SM CLR 31/07 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP081
       T03110072 PNO $
METAR KLHX 301853Z AUTO 25006KT 10SM CLR 29/09 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP092
       T02940089 PNO $
METAR KLHX 301753Z AUTO 20005KT 10SM CLR 28/10 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP104
       6//// T02780100 10283 20144 58020 PNO $

METAR KLAA 301953Z AUTO 17010G14KT 10SM CLR 33/08 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP076
       T03280083
METAR KLAA 301853Z AUTO 19007G20KT 10SM CLR 32/08 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP088
       T03170078
METAR KLAA 301753Z AUTO 21014G21KT 10SM CLR 31/08 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP095
       T03110083 10311 20128 58025

METAR KSPD 301956Z AUTO 20010G25KT 31/09 A2998 RMK AO1 SLP089
       T03110094
METAR KSPD 301856Z AUTO 21011G17KT 30/09 A3001 RMK AO1 SLP099
       T03000089
METAR KSPD 301756Z AUTO 19013G21KT 28/11 A3005 RMK AO1 SLP111 T02830106
       10283 20133 58018

Sunrise/Sunset for 08/30/2014
Burlington - 06:15:46 MDT / 19:24:14 MDT
Pueblo     - 06:26:19 MDT / 19:32:26 MDT
Lamar      - 06:18:30 MDT / 19:24:14 MDT

Pueblo (KPUX) 08/30/14 20:17 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  16600 FT MSL...290/018
                  16000 FT MSL...287/023
                  15000 FT MSL...280/024
                  14300 FT MSL...274/019
                  14000 FT MSL...280/021
                  13000 FT MSL...277/020
                  12500 FT MSL...269/015
                  12000 FT MSL...267/016
                  11000 FT MSL...268/016
                  10900 FT MSL...263/014
                  10000 FT MSL...259/014
                   9700 FT MSL...257/013
                   9000 FT MSL...243/014
                   8700 FT MSL...236/013
                   8000 FT MSL...232/012
                   7900 FT MSL...227/011
                   7100 FT MSL...220/010
                   7000 FT MSL...227/014
                   6400 FT MSL...215/009
                   6000 FT MSL...206/010
                   5900 FT MSL...218/011
                   5700 FT MSL...224/010

Pueblo Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1705 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1059 AM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT ALL TAF SITES THE NEXT 24 HRS. ISOLATED 
HIGH BASED TSRA WILL AGAIN DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS THIS 
AFTERNOON...AND ONE OR TWO STORMS MAY DRIFT ONTO THE PLAINS BY EARLY 
EVENING. WITH MOISTURE LACKING...MAIN IMPACT OF ANY TSRA WILL BE 
GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS. BEST CHANCE FOR A BRIEF TSRA IS AT KCOS...BUT 
WON'T CARRY VCTS MENTION IN ANY TAF AS PROBABILITY LOOKS TOO LOW TO 
MENTION AT THIS POINT.


* * * * * Northwest Colorado * * * * *

SPECI KCAG 302015Z AUTO 22009KT 10SM TS BKN095 BKN110 24/08 A3005 RMK
       AO2 TSB15 T02440078 $
METAR KCAG 301953Z AUTO 23014G21KT 10SM SCT090 25/08 A3006 RMK AO2
       SLP114 T02500078 $
METAR KCAG 301853Z AUTO 23017G22KT 10SM FEW110 24/06 A3008 RMK AO2
       SLP118 T02440056 $

METAR KHDN 302015Z AUTO 25014G20KT 10SM BKN120 24/04 A3009 RMK AO1 LTG
       DSNT E
METAR KHDN 301955Z AUTO 26014G21KT 10SM SCT120 24/04 A3009 RMK AO1 LTG
       DSNT NE
METAR KHDN 301935Z AUTO 27015KT 10SM FEW120 24/03 A3009 RMK AO1


METAR K33V 302015Z AUTO 24015G21KT 10SM CLR 23/03 A3018 RMK AO2
METAR K33V 301955Z AUTO 23016G23KT 10SM CLR 22/02 A3018 RMK AO2
METAR K33V 301935Z AUTO 23012G17KT 10SM SCT120 21/02 A3020 RMK AO2

METAR KEEO 301953Z AUTO 22015G24KT 10SM -RA CLR 26/04 A3010 RMK AO2 PK
       WND 24029/1926 RAB47 SLP108 P0000 T02610039
METAR KEEO 301853Z AUTO 23012KT 10SM CLR 26/04 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP109
       T02560039
METAR KEEO 301753Z AUTO 21011G19KT 10SM CLR 24/06 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP120
       T02390061 10244 20078 58016

METAR K20V 302016Z AUTO 25015G20KT 10SM SCT090 BKN120 23/00 A3016 RMK
       AO2 LTG DSNT N
METAR K20V 301957Z AUTO 25009G21KT 10SM SCT100 SCT120 23/00 A3017 RMK
       AO2 LTG DSNT N
METAR K20V 301937Z AUTO 24012G20KT 10SM CLR 25/01 A3017 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT
       N

METAR K0CO 302015Z AUTO 29016G26KT 10SM SCT070 SCT085 10/10 A3054 RMK
       AO2 LTG DSNT NW
METAR K0CO 301955Z AUTO 30019G24KT 10SM SCT043 SCT050 SCT070 09/08 A3054
       RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N AND NW
METAR K0CO 301935Z AUTO 30018G25KT 10SM BKN043 BKN060 BKN075 08/07 A3054
       RMK AO2

KGJT 301735Z 3018/3118 12010KT P6SM SCT150
     FM302000 24010G15KT P6SM FEW100 BKN150
     FM310200 14005KT P6SM BKN150
     FM310600 12010KT P6SM SCT150 SCT200
METAR KGJT 301953Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 27/07 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP100
       T02670072
METAR KGJT 301853Z VRB03KT 10SM CLR 26/08 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP110
       T02560083
METAR KGJT 301753Z 13011KT 10SM CLR 23/08 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP121 T02330083
       10239 20139 58010

KRIL 301735Z 3018/3118 21005KT P6SM SCT150
     FM301900 26015G22KT P6SM FEW100 BKN120
     FM310100 26008KT P6SM BKN120
     FM310600 16003KT P6SM SCT150 SCT200
METAR KRIL 301953Z AUTO 01003KT 10SM CLR 25/09 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP119
       T02500089
METAR KRIL 301853Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 23/08 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP128
       T02330083
METAR KRIL 301753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 22/09 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP139
       T02170094 10217 20100 58019

METAR K5SM 302018Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT040 SCT045 BKN060 17/08 A3046
       RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE S AND NW
METAR K5SM 301957Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT040 SCT060 BKN090 18/08 A3046
       RMK AO2
METAR K5SM 301938Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT060 BKN080 OVC120 17/08 A3046
       RMK AO2

KEGE 301735Z 3018/3118 24008KT P6SM FEW070 SCT120
     FM302000 24015G25KT P6SM VCTS SCT060CB BKN110
     FM310200 19006KT P6SM VCSH SCT070 BKN110
     FM310600 VRB05KT P6SM FEW090 SCT150
METAR KEGE 301950Z 28010G15KT 10SM SCT120 26/07 A3013
METAR KEGE 301850Z 00000KT 10SM FEW100 SCT180 23/07 A3016
METAR KEGE 301750Z 00000KT 10SM FEW100 SCT180 21/07 A3020

KASE 301735Z 3018/3118 35006KT P6SM FEW060 SCT100
     FM301900 33010G18KT P6SM VCTS SCT050CB BKN100
     FM310200 18006KT P6SM VCSH SCT050 BKN100
     FM310600 20007KT P6SM FEW080 SCT120
METAR KASE 301953Z 24006G15KT 10SM BKN090 BKN110 23/02 A3021 RMK AO2
       SLP110 T02280017
METAR KASE 301853Z 34009G16KT 10SM SCT090 24/03 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP114
       T02390033
SPECI KASE 301810Z COR 34009G16KT 10SM SCT090 23/03 A3024 RMK AO2
       T02280028

METAR KCCU 302016Z AUTO 19015G25KT 10SM SCT060 BKN075 OVC100 12/01 A3052
       RMK AO2
METAR KCCU 301956Z AUTO 17018G24KT 10SM SCT060 SCT080 OVC100 12/02 A3052
       RMK AO2
METAR KCCU 301936Z AUTO 26020G35KT 10SM TS SCT070 OVC110 12/M01 A3052
       RMK AO2

METAR KLXV 301953Z AUTO 29012KT 10SM FEW075 16/00 A3035 RMK AO2 SLP138
       T01610000
METAR KLXV 301853Z AUTO 26009KT 10SM FEW075 SCT090 16/00 A3037 RMK AO2
       SLP138 T01610000
METAR KLXV 301753Z AUTO 27012G19KT 10SM CLR 17/M01 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP137
       T01671006 10167 21006 58010

Sunrise/Sunset for 08/30/2014
Rangely           - 06:40:55 MDT / 19:51:08 MDT
Grand Junction    - 06:41:09 MDT / 19:49:05 MDT
Steamboat Springs - 06:32:38 MDT / 19:43:46 MDT

Grand Junction (KGJX) 08/30/14 20:20 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  26000 FT MSL...273/049
                  25000 FT MSL...271/033
                  24000 FT MSL...265/035
                  22000 FT MSL...247/030
                  21300 FT MSL...244/030
                  20000 FT MSL...241/028
                  19100 FT MSL...235/025
                  19000 FT MSL...236/025
                  18000 FT MSL...235/023
                  17200 FT MSL...242/020
                  17000 FT MSL...243/020
                  16000 FT MSL...245/023
                  15700 FT MSL...247/020
                  15000 FT MSL...250/022
                  14000 FT MSL...237/021
                  13000 FT MSL...237/022
                  12000 FT MSL...235/018
                  11000 FT MSL...217/017
                  10600 FT MSL...228/015
                  10400 FT MSL...220/015

Grand Junction Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1741 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1141 AM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THIS PERIOD. MID LEVEL MOISTURE
ASSOCIATED WITH SHORTWAVE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SPREAD EAST
ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHRA AND TSRA WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN MAINLY NORTH OF
CNY TO MTJ LINE AND MOVE QUICKLY EAST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
WITH STRONGER MID LEVEL WINDS...WINDS IN VCNTY OF TSRA WILL BE
STRONG AND GUSTY.


* * * * * Southwest Colorado * * * * *

METAR KAJZ 302015Z AUTO 20006KT 7SM CLR 31/04 A3005 RMK AO2
       T03070038
METAR KAJZ 301955Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM CLR 31/05 A3005 RMK AO2
       T03100045
METAR KAJZ 301935Z AUTO 04004KT 7SM CLR 31/05 A3007 RMK AO2
       T03050047

KMTJ 301735Z 3018/3118 34005KT P6SM FEW100 SCT150
     FM302100 27010G15KT P6SM SCT100 BKN150
     FM310200 17006KT P6SM SCT100 BKN150
     FM310600 16010KT P6SM SCT150
METAR KMTJ 301953Z AUTO 31006KT 10SM CLR 28/06 A3011 RMK AO2 RAB07E34
       SLP112 P0000 T02780061
METAR KMTJ 301853Z AUTO 35007KT 10SM CLR 26/08 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP125
       T02610078
METAR KMTJ 301753Z AUTO 32008KT 10SM CLR 24/09 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP135
       T02390089 10239 20106 56011

METAR KGUC 302015Z AUTO 34010KT 10SM FEW100 23/05 A3024 RMK AO1
METAR KGUC 301955Z AUTO 36012KT 10SM CLR 23/06 A3024 RMK AO1
METAR KGUC 301935Z AUTO 29004KT 10SM CLR 23/04 A3026 RMK AO1

METAR K7BM 302014Z AUTO 28011G15KT 10SM -RA BKN048 BKN070 OVC085 14/03
       A3038 RMK AO2
METAR K7BM 301954Z AUTO 33005KT 7SM -RA SCT036 BKN050 OVC095 13/04 A3038
       RMK AO2
METAR K7BM 301934Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM -RA SCT036 BKN070 OVC090 15/01
       A3038 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE

METAR KAEJ 302015Z AUTO 28010G23KT 10SM -RA SCT065 SCT070 BKN090 21/M01
       A3023 RMK AO2 T02091009
METAR KAEJ 301955Z AUTO 23013G27KT 10SM BKN090 BKN120 21/01 A3025 RMK
       AO2 T02090014
METAR KAEJ 301935Z AUTO 25025G29KT 10SM BKN080 BKN110 23/M01 A3023 RMK
       AO2 T02321009

METAR KANK 302015Z AUTO 25015G22KT 10SM SCT100 SCT120 27/00 A3025 RMK
       AO1 T02700001
METAR KANK 301955Z AUTO 25014G19KT 10SM SCT110 27/00 A3024 RMK AO1
       T02721001
METAR KANK 301935Z AUTO 24010G17KT 10SM SCT100 27/00 A3025 RMK AO1
       T02720003

METAR KMYP 302022Z AUTO 28026G34KT 10SM BKN100 12/00 A3062 RMK AO2
METAR KMYP 301857Z AUTO 27020G27KT 10SM CLR 12/00 A3064 RMK AO2
METAR KMYP 301844Z AUTO 26022G27KT 10SM CLR 12/00 A3064 RMK AO2

METAR KAIB 302015Z AUTO 22016G23KT 10SM CLR 29/00 A3014 RMK AO2
METAR KAIB 301955Z AUTO 21012G18KT 10SM CLR 29/00 A3015 RMK AO2
METAR KAIB 301935Z AUTO 24008G18KT 10SM CLR 28/01 A3015 RMK AO2

KTEX 301735Z 3018/3118 24006KT P6SM SCT050
     FM301900 23010G17KT P6SM SCT050 SCT100
     FM310200 19005KT P6SM SCT100 SCT150
     FM310600 12005KT P6SM SCT150
METAR KTEX 302016Z AUTO 29007G17KT 10SM SCT075 BKN100 BKN120 20/02 A3034
       RMK AO2
METAR KTEX 301959Z AUTO 25008G18KT 10SM SCT110 21/02 A3034 RMK AO2
METAR KTEX 301936Z AUTO 28003KT 10SM SCT085 BKN110 21/02 A3035 RMK
       AO2


METAR KCEZ 301953Z AUTO 19014KT 10SM CLR 30/03 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP132
       T03000028 $
METAR KCEZ 301853Z AUTO 19011KT 10SM CLR 29/03 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP139
       T02890033 $
METAR KCEZ 301753Z AUTO 21012KT 10SM CLR 28/03 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP149
       T02780033 10278 20072 56004 $

KDRO 301735Z 3018/3118 24005KT P6SM FEW180
     FM302000 25010G18KT P6SM FEW100 SCT180
     FM310200 29007KT P6SM FEW100 SCT180
     FM310600 VRB04KT P6SM SCT100
METAR KDRO 301953Z AUTO 29008KT 10SM CLR 27/02 A3020 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N
       SLP140 T02720022
METAR KDRO 301853Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 26/02 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP147
       T02560022
METAR KDRO 301753Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 25/04 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP153
       T02500039 10250 20072 58006

METAR KPSO 302015Z AUTO 23006KT 10SM CLR 25/M03 A3026 RMK AO2
       T02511028
METAR KPSO 301955Z AUTO 22007G14KT 10SM SCT120 25/M02 A3026 RMK AO2
       T02481018
METAR KPSO 301935Z AUTO 21009KT 10SM SCT120 25/M02 A3027 RMK AO2
       T02461021

METAR KCPW 302020Z AUTO 22006G18KT 10SM SCT046 BKN070 BKN080 11/01 A3056
       RMK AO2
METAR KCPW 301953Z AUTO 20006G17KT 131V311 10SM SCT040 SCT110 12/02
       A3056 RMK AO2
METAR KCPW 301939Z AUTO 20016G23KT 181V251 10SM SCT040 SCT110 12/02
       A3056 RMK AO2

KALS 301720Z 3018/3118 VRB05KT P6SM SKC
     FM302000 24012KT P6SM FEW120 SCT200
     FM310200 18007KT P6SM SCT100 BKN150
METAR KALS 301952Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 24/00 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP133
       T02440000 $
METAR KALS 301852Z AUTO 14005KT 10SM CLR 23/05 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP147
       T02280050 $
METAR KALS 301752Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/05 A3027 RMK AO2 SLP158
       T02110050 10211 20050 58015 $

Sunrise/Sunset for 08/30/2014
Vail    - 06:31:44 MDT / 19:40:56 MDT
Durango - 06:40:22 MDT / 19:44:22 MDT
Alamosa - 06:32:11 MDT / 19:36:35 MDT

Grand Junction (KGJX) 08/30/14 20:20 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  26000 FT MSL...273/049
                  25000 FT MSL...271/033
                  24000 FT MSL...265/035
                  22000 FT MSL...247/030
                  21300 FT MSL...244/030
                  20000 FT MSL...241/028
                  19100 FT MSL...235/025
                  19000 FT MSL...236/025
                  18000 FT MSL...235/023
                  17200 FT MSL...242/020
                  17000 FT MSL...243/020
                  16000 FT MSL...245/023
                  15700 FT MSL...247/020
                  15000 FT MSL...250/022
                  14000 FT MSL...237/021
                  13000 FT MSL...237/022
                  12000 FT MSL...235/018
                  11000 FT MSL...217/017
                  10600 FT MSL...228/015
                  10400 FT MSL...220/015

Grand Junction Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1741 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1141 AM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THIS PERIOD. MID LEVEL MOISTURE
ASSOCIATED WITH SHORTWAVE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SPREAD EAST
ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHRA AND TSRA WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN MAINLY NORTH OF
CNY TO MTJ LINE AND MOVE QUICKLY EAST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
WITH STRONGER MID LEVEL WINDS...WINDS IN VCNTY OF TSRA WILL BE
STRONG AND GUSTY.


* * * * * Arizona * * * * *

KPGA 301720Z 3018/3118 VRB06KT P6SM SCT250
     FM302100 25008G15KT P6SM BKN250
     FM310200 VRB05KT P6SM FEW250
METAR KPGA 301953Z AUTO 36005KT 10SM CLR 32/03 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP090
       T03170033
METAR KPGA 301853Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 31/03 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP097
       T03110028
METAR KPGA 301753Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 29/03 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP104
       T02940033 10294 20194 58002

METAR KRQE 301953Z AUTO 23012G18KT 10SM CLR 31/M02 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP107
       T03061022 TSNO $
METAR KRQE 301853Z AUTO 10SM CLR 28/M03 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP110 T02831028
       TSNO $

Flagstaff (KFSX) 08/30/14 20:06 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  15300 FT MSL...217/007
                  15000 FT MSL...211/009
                  14000 FT MSL...208/008
                  13700 FT MSL...213/007
                  13000 FT MSL...210/007
                  12000 FT MSL...244/010
                  12000 FT MSL...244/010
                  11000 FT MSL...232/013
                  10200 FT MSL...239/010
                  10000 FT MSL...236/013
                   9000 FT MSL...233/014
                   8400 FT MSL...239/014
                   7800 FT MSL...229/015

Flagstaff Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1655 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...
FOR THE 18Z PACKAGE...DRY WESTERLY FLOW WILL BRING VFR CONDITIONS
FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS UNDER SCATTERED HIGH CLOUDS. LOOK FOR
AFTERNOON SURFACE WINDS FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 10-20 KTS. AVIATION
DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR AMENDMENTS.


* * * * * Utah * * * * *

KSLC 301937Z 3020/3124 18011KT P6SM SCT070 SCT120
     FM302100 32011KT P6SM SCT120
     FM310700 30007KT P6SM SCT120
METAR KSLC 301953Z 16013KT 10SM FEW080 SCT110 BKN150 28/03 A2995 RMK AO2
       WSHFT 1902 RAE1858 SLP083 VIRGA E-SE P0000 T02780028
SPECI KSLC 301918Z 20013KT 10SM FEW060 BKN100 OVC120 25/03 A2997 RMK AO2
       WSHFT 1902 RAE1858 P0000 T02500033
METAR KSLC 301853Z 26014G22KT 10SM -RA FEW055 SCT075 OVC100 26/03 A2999
       RMK AO2 RAB33 SLP099 P0000 T02560028

KVEL 301735Z 3018/3118 VRB03KT P6SM SCT090 BKN150
     FM302000 22010G15KT P6SM SCT090 BKN150
     FM310100 28007KT P6SM SCT090 BKN150
     FM310800 31006KT P6SM BKN150
METAR KVEL 301953Z AUTO 17003KT 10SM FEW110 22/10 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP119
       T02170100
METAR KVEL 301853Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/10 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP125
       T02110100
METAR KVEL 301753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 20/09 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP129
       T02000094 10200 20111 58007

METAR KPUC 301953Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 24/04 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP113
       T02390039
METAR KPUC 301853Z AUTO 13005KT 10SM FEW090 BKN120 22/04 A3012 RMK AO2
       SLP123 T02220044
METAR KPUC 301753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 23/04 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP121
       T02330039 10233 20133 50001

KCNY 301735Z 3018/3118 15006KT P6SM FEW100 SCT150
     FM302000 24012G20KT P6SM FEW100 BKN150
     FM310200 23010KT P6SM BKN150
     FM311000 21006KT P6SM SCT150
METAR KCNY 301953Z AUTO 16006KT 10SM CLR 30/04 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP084
       T03000039
METAR KCNY 301853Z AUTO 13003KT 10SM CLR 28/06 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP092
       T02830056
METAR KCNY 301753Z AUTO 13006KT 10SM CLR 27/06 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP103
       T02720061 10272 20156 58008


Salt Lake City (KMTX) 08/30/14 20:16 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  14000 FT MSL...247/026
                  13000 FT MSL...253/022
                  12600 FT MSL...256/022
                  12000 FT MSL...255/022
                  11000 FT MSL...256/022
                  11000 FT MSL...255/024
                  10000 FT MSL...252/021
                   9400 FT MSL...246/020
                   9000 FT MSL...247/019
                   8000 FT MSL...249/018
                   7700 FT MSL...215/016
                   7500 FT MSL...245/018
                   7000 FT MSL...227/015
                   6900 FT MSL...234/015

Salt Lake City Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1631 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...MODERATELY GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL 
AT THE KSLC TERMINAL INTO EARLY AFTERNOON. A WEAK COLD FRONT IS 
EXPECTED TO PUSH THROUGH THE TERMINAL BETWEEN 19-20Z SWITCHING 
SURFACE WINDS TO A GUSTY WEST/NORTHWEST THEREAFTER FOR THE REMAINDER 
OF THE DAY...AND A 30 PERCENT CHANCE EXISTS THAT GUSTS WILL APPROACH 
AIRPORT WEATHER WARNING CRITERIA OF 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS 
IN THE VICINITY OF THE TERMINAL COULD PRODUCE ERRATIC GUSTS AS WELL 
WHEN THE FRONT PUSHES THROUGH. CLOUD DECKS WILL REMAIN WELL ABOVE 
7K FEET THROUGHOUT THE TAF PERIOD.


* * * * * Wyoming * * * * *

KEVW 301820Z 3018/3118 25024G36KT P6SM VCSH SCT070 BKN100
     FM310000 27010G16KT P6SM SCT080 BKN110
     FM310300 29009KT P6SM VCSH SCT050 BKN080=
METAR KEVW 301953Z AUTO 25022G31KT 10SM OVC070 17/04 A3017 RMK AO2 PK
       WND 25034/1915 RAB26E36 SLP134 P0000 T01720039
METAR KEVW 301853Z AUTO 26023G34KT 10SM FEW100 20/03 A3015 RMK AO2 PK
       WND 26038/1801 SLP119 T02000028
METAR KEVW 301753Z AUTO 25021G33KT 10SM BKN090 21/02 A3013 RMK AO2 PK
       WND 24033/1747 SLP112 T02060022 10211 20111 53003

KRKS 301720Z 3018/3118 24017G22KT P6SM VCSH SCT100
     FM301900 25022G32KT P6SM VCTS SCT070CB BKN080
     FM310000 23012KT P6SM VCSH SCT060 SCT100
     FM310500 VRB09KT P6SM VCSH SCT060 BKN070
     FM311500 27009KT P6SM VCSH SCT060 BKN080
METAR KRKS 301954Z AUTO 24031G44KT 10SM FEW047 BKN075 BKN095 22/00 A3005
       RMK AO2 PK WND 25051/1940 LTG DSNT SE SLP093 T02220000
METAR KRKS 301854Z AUTO 26018G27KT 10SM CLR 25/M01 A3006 RMK AO2 PK WND
       25034/1806 SLP087 T02501006
METAR KRKS 301754Z AUTO 25022G33KT 10SM CLR 24/01 A3007 RMK AO2 PK WND
       25033/1745 SLP092 T02440011 10250 20117 58004

KRWL 301902Z 3019/3118 22020G32KT P6SM VCSH SCT100
     FM302000 23022G33KT P6SM VCTS SCT080CB BKN150
     FM310200 24012G22KT P6SM VCSH BKN080
     FM310600 23012KT P6SM BKN100
     FM311500 24020G32KT P6SM BKN150
METAR KRWL 301953Z AUTO 22019G29KT 10SM SCT110 24/03 A3004 RMK AO2 PK
       WND 21032/1904 LTG DSNT W-N SLP074 T02440028
METAR KRWL 301853Z AUTO 22025G32KT 10SM CLR 25/02 A3006 RMK AO2 PK WND
       24036/1755 SLP075 T02500022
METAR KRWL 301753Z AUTO 22026G35KT 10SM CLR 25/03 A3006 RMK AO2 PK WND
       24037/1737 SLP075 T02500028 10256 20100 58014

KLAR 301740Z 3018/3118 23015G28KT P6SM SCT100
     FM302000 24017G30KT P6SM VCTS BKN080CB
     FM310200 24015G22KT P6SM BKN100
     FM310500 22010KT P6SM BKN150
     FM311500 24018G30KT P6SM BKN200
METAR KLAR 301953Z AUTO 25017G25KT 10SM SCT085 BKN110 24/04 A3008 RMK
       AO2 LTG DSNT SW SLP078 T02440039
METAR KLAR 301853Z AUTO 23016G24KT 10SM CLR 24/04 A3009 RMK AO2 PK WND
       24026/1825 SLP083 T02440044
METAR KLAR 301753Z AUTO 25016G23KT 10SM CLR 23/04 A3012 RMK AO2 PK WND
       22026/1711 SLP091 T02330044 10233 20072 58015

KCYS 301740Z 3018/3118 22012G22KT P6SM FEW100
     FM302100 26012G26KT P6SM VCTS BKN100CB
     FM310230 25012KT P6SM BKN150
     FM311500 27015G28KT P6SM OVC150
METAR KCYS 301953Z 21016G26KT 10SM CLR 27/06 A3001 RMK AO2 PK WND
       21027/1932 SLP077 T02720056
METAR KCYS 301853Z 22012G20KT 10SM CLR 27/06 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP087
       T02670056
METAR KCYS 301753Z 20013G20KT 10SM CLR 26/06 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP096
       T02560061 10261 20089 58013 $

Riverton (KRIW) 08/30/14 20:20 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  28000 FT MSL...244/040
                  26000 FT MSL...244/042
                  25000 FT MSL...244/039
                  24000 FT MSL...243/047
                  22000 FT MSL...241/035
                  20000 FT MSL...240/035
                  19000 FT MSL...244/038
                  18000 FT MSL...246/040
                  17000 FT MSL...251/035
                  16000 FT MSL...246/037
                  15000 FT MSL...253/049
                  14000 FT MSL...254/037
                  13000 FT MSL...248/022
                  12000 FT MSL...244/029
                  11300 FT MSL...244/022
                  11000 FT MSL...248/026
                  10000 FT MSL...248/026
                  10000 FT MSL...246/027
                   9000 FT MSL...245/027
                   9000 FT MSL...246/027
                   8200 FT MSL...244/028
                   8000 FT MSL...245/027
                   7400 FT MSL...242/027
                   7000 FT MSL...243/028
                   6700 FT MSL...245/027
                   6200 FT MSL...240/027
                   6000 FT MSL...241/027
                   6000 FT MSL...241/027

Cheyenne (KCYS) 08/30/14 20:20 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  28000 FT MSL...281/025
                  27000 FT MSL...271/020
                  26000 FT MSL...253/020
                  25000 FT MSL...243/024
                  24000 FT MSL...240/019
                  23000 FT MSL...259/019
                  22000 FT MSL...267/017
                  21000 FT MSL...278/023
                  20000 FT MSL...289/021
                  20000 FT MSL...289/021
                  19000 FT MSL...291/023
                  18000 FT MSL...281/018
                  17300 FT MSL...275/017
                  17000 FT MSL...284/020
                  16000 FT MSL...280/022
                  15100 FT MSL...295/023
                  15000 FT MSL...287/023
                  14000 FT MSL...279/025
                  13200 FT MSL...284/026
                  13000 FT MSL...282/025
                  12000 FT MSL...278/022
                  11700 FT MSL...277/022
                  11000 FT MSL...269/019
                  10500 FT MSL...266/019
                  10000 FT MSL...250/016
                   9400 FT MSL...251/016
                   9000 FT MSL...232/015
                   8600 FT MSL...243/016
                   8000 FT MSL...209/017
                   7800 FT MSL...233/015
                   7200 FT MSL...234/017
                   7000 FT MSL...192/016
                   6700 FT MSL...205/017
                   6500 FT MSL...205/017

Riverton Aviation Discussion
Issued at 2023 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION.../00Z ISSUANCE/
AN EVOLVING LARGE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WITH SEVERAL EMBEDDED 
DISTURBANCES WILL PUSH ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH THE FORECAST 
PERIOD. THIS SYSTEM WILL DESTABILIZE THE ATMOSPHERE AND PUSH A 
COUPLE OF COLD FRONTS SOUTH ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL WYOMING THIS 
EVENING AND THE AGAIN SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THESE 
BOUNDARIES WILL HELP TO FOCUS STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS THIS 
EVENING...PRIMARILY VCNTY AND NORTH OF A KDUB-KWRL-50SM S KBYG LINE. 
THESE STORMS WILL BE MOVING AT A GOOD CLIP...30 TO 40 KTS...WITH 
SOME OF THESE STORMS CAPABLE OF MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL AND WIND 
GUSTS WITH BRIEF MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS. SOUTH OF THIS LINE...WSW WINDS AT 
20-30KTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY EVENING 
BEFORE DECREASING. ALSO EXPECT ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCT THUNDERSTORMS. 
THE MAIN HAZARD WITH THESE STORMS WILL BE ERRATIC OUTFLOW WIND GUSTS 
NEAR 45KTS. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH 
OF THE REGION OVERNIGHT. THE BACK SIDE OF THIS TROUGH WILL THEN PUSH 
INTO WESTERN WYOMING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING SPREADING EASTWARD WITH 
SCT-NMRS SHRA/ISOLD TSRA AND HIGHER MTN OBSCURATIONS ACROSS THE 
STATE...BUT PRIMARILY VCNTY AND N OF A KJAC-KLND-KCPR LINE. 
KJAC...KCOD AND KPNA ARE MOST LIKELY TO SEE MVFR CIGS AFTER 
06Z...BUT ESPECIALLY POST FRONTAL IN THE COOLER AIRMASS AFTER 10Z.

Cheyenne Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1809 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 12 PM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014
SHORT TERM FORECAST TRENDS STILL SUGGEST THAT WE WILL SEE ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FORMING IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN WEST OF
CHEYENNE IN THE MID AFTERNOON HOURS. LATEST HIGH RESOLUTION RAPID
REFRESH MODEL RUNS DEVELOP CONVECTION AROUND RAWLINS AND LARAMIE
AROUND 21Z...WORKING IT EASTWARD ACROSS THE CHEYENNE AREA MID TO LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN WEAKENING IT AS IT MOVES INTO THE MORE HIGHLY
CAPPED ATMOSPHERE OVER THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE 00Z-03Z. HRRR
TIMING CLOSE TO OUR THINKING AS WELL ON TIMING FOR
SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS IN VICINITY OF EACH FORECAST LOCATION. DIDNT
MENTION VICINITY THUNDERSTORMS AT ALLIANCE AND SYDNEY DUE TO
GREATER CAP IN THE EAST. CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES PREVAILING VFR
ALL PERIODS. COVERAGES OF SHOWERS AND STORMS NOT HIGH ENOUGH THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR PREVAILING MENTION BELOW VFR CATEGORY.


* * * * * Nebraska * * * * *

METAR KIBM 302015Z AUTO 20014G18KT 10SM CLR 30/03 A2991 RMK AO2
       T03040029
METAR KIBM 301955Z AUTO 24008KT 170V260 10SM CLR 30/03 A2992 RMK AO2
       T03010033
METAR KIBM 301935Z AUTO 22010G19KT 10SM CLR 30/03 A2993 RMK AO2
       T03000032

KSNY 301740Z 3018/3118 19013G23KT P6SM SCT100
     FM310100 24013KT P6SM VCSH BKN100
     FM310500 23011KT P6SM BKN150
     FM311100 29012KT P6SM BKN200
METAR KSNY 301953Z AUTO 20012KT 10SM CLR 30/11 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP087
       T03000106
METAR KSNY 301853Z AUTO 20012G18KT 10SM CLR 28/11 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP094
       T02830106
METAR KSNY 301753Z AUTO 18012KT 10SM CLR 28/11 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP102
       T02780111 10278 20122 57020

METAR KOGA 302015Z AUTO 18008G15KT 10SM CLR 28/15 A2988 RMK AO2
       T02810153
METAR KOGA 301955Z AUTO 20012G16KT 10SM CLR 28/15 A2989 RMK AO2
       T02780146
METAR KOGA 301935Z AUTO 19011G16KT 10SM CLR 28/15 A2991 RMK AO2
       T02750151

METAR KIML 301953Z AUTO 18014G19KT 10SM CLR 31/13 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP094
       T03060133
METAR KIML 301853Z AUTO 17015G20KT 10SM CLR 28/14 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP105
       T02830139
METAR KIML 301753Z AUTO 15012KT 10SM CLR 26/15 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP115
       T02610150 10261 20128 58022

KMCK 301733Z 3018/3118 13009KT P6SM SKC
     FM302000 17012KT P6SM FEW060
     FM310300 15013G20KT P6SM SCT100 BKN150
     FM310600 15013G20KT P6SM VCSH BKN100
     FM310900 17011KT P6SM FEW250
METAR KMCK 301953Z AUTO 17008G18KT 10SM CLR 31/14 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP102
       T03060139
METAR KMCK 301853Z AUTO 15008KT 10SM CLR 29/16 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP112
       T02890156
METAR KMCK 301753Z AUTO 16008KT 10SM CLR 27/15 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP124
       T02670150 10272 20144 58019

North Platte (KLNX) 08/30/14 20:14 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  15000 FT MSL...285/025
                  14000 FT MSL...282/025
                  13000 FT MSL...278/023
                  12000 FT MSL...269/022
                  11000 FT MSL...265/026
                  11000 FT MSL...265/026
                  10000 FT MSL...252/024
                   9300 FT MSL...244/022
                   9000 FT MSL...240/021
                   8000 FT MSL...223/019
                   7600 FT MSL...216/019
                   7000 FT MSL...205/018
                   6000 FT MSL...186/019
                   5900 FT MSL...184/019
                   5000 FT MSL...177/019
                   4100 FT MSL...173/018
                   4000 FT MSL...172/020
                   4000 FT MSL...172/020
                   3400 FT MSL...171/019

North Platte Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1736 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1234 PM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND STORMS
MAY MOVE EAST OUT OF THE PANHANDLE AFTER 3Z TONIGHT...HOWEVER
LIMITED SPATIAL COVERAGE AND LOW FORECASTER CONFIDENCE DO NOT
WARRANT ANY MENTION OF -TSRA IN THE TAFS AT THIS TIME. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TOMORROW MORNING...SWITCHING THE
WIND DIRECTION TO THE NORTHWEST.


* * * * * Kansas * * * * *

KGLD 301733Z 3018/3118 19013G21KT P6SM SKC
     FM302200 20013G24KT P6SM SCT100
     FM310100 16013KT P6SM SCT070 BKN150
     FM310400 16012G20KT P6SM VCTS SCT070CB BKN150
     FM310800 19010KT P6SM FEW250
     FM311500 28010KT P6SM SCT250
METAR KGLD 301953Z AUTO 20012G21KT 10SM CLR 31/10 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP099
       T03060100
METAR KGLD 301853Z AUTO 19014G18KT 10SM CLR 30/11 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP104
       T03000106
METAR KGLD 301753Z AUTO 20014G19KT 10SM CLR 29/11 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP114
       T02890111 10289 20128 58017

KGCK 301720Z 3018/3118 19012G18KT P6SM SKC
     FM310000 16011KT P6SM SKC
METAR KGCK 301954Z 17018G22KT 10SM CLR 31/12 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP106
       T03110117
METAR KGCK 301854Z 18011G20KT 10SM CLR 31/10 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP116
       T03110100
METAR KGCK 301754Z 18010G18KT 10SM CLR 30/10 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP126
       T03000100 10300 20144 58011

METAR KLBL 302015Z AUTO 17013G21KT 10SM CLR 34/09 A2995 RMK AO1
METAR KLBL 301955Z AUTO 18011G19KT 10SM CLR 34/09 A2997 RMK AO1
METAR KLBL 301935Z AUTO 19015G20KT 10SM CLR 34/11 A2997 RMK AO1

METAR KEHA 302008Z AUTO 18009KT 32/13 RMK AO1 PK WND 13 000
       T03220128
METAR KEHA 301948Z AUTO 19013KT 32/12 RMK AO1 PK WND 26 000
       T03220123
METAR KEHA 301928Z AUTO 18014KT 32/12 RMK AO1 PK WND 21 000
       T03170117

Goodland (KGLD) 08/30/14 20:07 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  12000 FT MSL...207/017
                  11600 FT MSL...207/018
                  11000 FT MSL...205/018
                  10000 FT MSL...210/018
                   9900 FT MSL...210/018
                   9000 FT MSL...203/019
                   8200 FT MSL...208/018
                   8000 FT MSL...203/018
                   7000 FT MSL...204/019
                   6500 FT MSL...206/018
                   6000 FT MSL...206/018
                   5000 FT MSL...201/020
                   4700 FT MSL...205/017
                   4600 FT MSL...206/019
                   4000 FT MSL...205/017
                   4000 FT MSL...211/017

Dodge City (KDDC) 08/30/14 20:08 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  13000 FT MSL...289/027
                  12000 FT MSL...283/022
                  11000 FT MSL...272/019
                  10500 FT MSL...273/020
                  10000 FT MSL...257/018
                   9000 FT MSL...232/014
                   8900 FT MSL...232/014
                   8000 FT MSL...198/014
                   7100 FT MSL...185/017
                   7000 FT MSL...179/018
                   6000 FT MSL...173/018
                   5400 FT MSL...173/017
                   5000 FT MSL...170/018
                   4000 FT MSL...169/016
                   3700 FT MSL...169/016
                   3600 FT MSL...168/017
                   3000 FT MSL...172/016
                   3000 FT MSL...172/016

Goodland Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1916 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1138 AM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE PERIOD AS LEE TROUGH WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING MAINLY SOUTHERLY WINDS THROUGH MUCH OF THE
PERIOD. LLJ DEVELOPING TONIGHT MAY BRING A THREAT FOR LLWS...BUT
CURRENTLY LOOKS LIKE WINDS WILL NOT FULLY DECOUPLE THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. SOME POTENTIAL FOR LATE EVENING THUNDERSTORMS AT
BOTH TERMINAL SITES BTWN 04 AND 08Z...BUT CONFIDENCE TOO LOW TO GO
ANY HIGHER THAN A VCTS AT THIS POINT.

Dodge City Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1945 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1218 PM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL TODAY WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. WINDS
WILL GENERALLY BE FROM THE SOUTH AT 10 TO 14 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON
AS LEE TROUGHING INTENSIFIES ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO. WINDS THEN
SHIFT TO THE SOUTH SOUTHEAST THIS EVENING AROUND 10 KNOTS.


* * * * * Texas/Oklahoma * * * * *

KGUY 301720Z 3018/3118 18011KT P6SM FEW100
     FM311400 16011G19KT P6SM SKC=
METAR KGUY 301953Z AUTO 20013G23KT 10SM CLR 35/09 A2994 RMK AO2 PK WND
       17026/1857 SLP087 T03500094
METAR KGUY 301853Z AUTO 18012G24KT 10SM CLR 34/10 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP098
       T03390100
METAR KGUY 301753Z AUTO 17011KT 10SM CLR 32/13 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP111
       T03170128 10317 20144 58018

KDHT 301720Z 3018/3118 19011G18KT P6SM FEW100
     FM310400 18011KT P6SM SKC
     FM311400 20011G18KT P6SM SKC
METAR KDHT 301953Z AUTO 20011G21KT 10SM CLR 33/11 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP101
       T03280106
METAR KDHT 301853Z AUTO 19014KT 10SM CLR 32/12 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP112
       T03220117
METAR KDHT 301753Z AUTO 21013KT 10SM CLR 31/13 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP121
       T03110133 10311 20167 58012

Amarillo (KAMA) 08/30/14 20:19 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  14000 FT MSL...282/017
                  13000 FT MSL...273/017
                  12000 FT MSL...254/014
                  11000 FT MSL...221/015
                  10800 FT MSL...218/015
                  10000 FT MSL...213/015
                   9300 FT MSL...209/015
                   9000 FT MSL...202/015
                   8000 FT MSL...207/014
                   8000 FT MSL...202/014
                   7000 FT MSL...198/014
                   7000 FT MSL...198/014
                   6200 FT MSL...191/013
                   6000 FT MSL...197/013
                   5400 FT MSL...190/013
                   5000 FT MSL...190/013
                   4700 FT MSL...190/013
                   4300 FT MSL...184/014
                   4000 FT MSL...179/013
                   4000 FT MSL...180/014

Amarillo Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1714 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...
FOR THE 18Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
WINDS WILL STAY OUT OF THE S/SW ACROSS THE PANHANDLES TODAY INTO
TOMORROW. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS THIS
AFTERNOON/EVENING. BEST CHANCES WOULD BE AT KGUY/KDHT BUT HAVE LEFT
MENTION OUT OF THE TAFS, IF STORMS DO FIRE THEY WOULD BE VERY
ISOLATED.
MOULTON


* * * * * New Mexico * * * * *

KFMN 301739Z 3018/3118 17005KT P6SM SCT200
     FM302000 27010G18KT P6SM SCT200
     FM310300 VRB06KT P6SM SKC
     FM311000 09007KT P6SM SKC
METAR KFMN 301953Z 29008KT 10SM CLR 31/00 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP132
       T03060000
METAR KFMN 301853Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 28/02 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP139
       T02830022
METAR KFMN 301753Z VRB03KT 10SM CLR 27/04 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP151 T02670044
       10272 20122 58008


KLVS 301739Z 3018/3118 22010G20KT P6SM SCT100
     FM302100 24015G25KT P6SM BKN080
     FM310100 21010KT P6SM FEW100
     FM311500 23012G20KT P6SM FEW100
METAR KLVS 301953Z AUTO 23018G26KT 10SM BKN100 BKN110 28/04 A3020 RMK
       AO2 PK WND 24026/1952 SLP112 T02830039
METAR KLVS 301853Z AUTO 24021G29KT 10SM FEW095 25/04 A3022 RMK AO2 PK
       WND 22029/1847 SLP126 T02500039
METAR KLVS 301753Z AUTO 18012G21KT 10SM CLR 26/06 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP136
       T02560061 10256 20083 58013

METAR KRTN 301953Z AUTO 19006KT 10SM CLR 28/03 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP098
       T02780028
METAR KRTN 301853Z AUTO 22009G14KT 10SM CLR 27/06 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP113
       T02720056
METAR KRTN 301753Z AUTO 19010KT 10SM CLR 24/07 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP130
       T02440067 10250 20100 58017

METAR KCAO 301955Z AUTO 21018G25KT 10SM FEW090 31/08 A3005 RMK AO2
       SLP102 T03060083 $
METAR KCAO 301855Z AUTO 21017G23KT 10SM CLR 29/09 A3008 RMK AO2 PK WND
       19026/1830 SLP111 T02940094 $
METAR KCAO 301755Z AUTO 21015G25KT 10SM CLR 29/08 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP121
       T02890078 10289 20161 58017 $

Albuquerque (KABX) 08/30/14 20:10 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  16000 FT MSL...272/014
                  15000 FT MSL...268/014
                  14000 FT MSL...246/021
                  13900 FT MSL...246/020
                  13000 FT MSL...246/020
                  12200 FT MSL...246/022
                  12000 FT MSL...257/018
                  11000 FT MSL...243/019
                  10400 FT MSL...243/014
                  10000 FT MSL...244/018
                   9000 FT MSL...237/018
                   8700 FT MSL...234/013
                   8000 FT MSL...230/016
                   7000 FT MSL...225/011
                   7000 FT MSL...224/011
                   6900 FT MSL...228/011
                   6300 FT MSL...223/010

Albuquerque Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1757 UTC Saturday, August 30, 2014

.AVIATION...
18Z TAF CYCLE
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED MOST LOCATIONS THROUGH PERIOD. HOWEVER...
CANT RULE OUT ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON
OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHER TERRAIN. ONCE
DEVELOPED... MOVEMENT WILL BE TO THE SOUTHEAST. NOT ENOUGH
CONFIDENCE TO MENTION AT ANY TAF SITES. BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS TO
PICK UP IN THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS DIMINISH AFTER SUNSET CENTRAL AND
WEST BUT WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT OVER HIGHER TERRAIN AND EASTERN
PLAINS. SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS RAMP UP MID MORNING SUNDAY
BECOMING BREEZY TO WINDY MOST LOCATIONS BY 18Z.
05

* * * * * Winds and Temperatures Aloft Forecasts * * * * *

DATA BASED ON 301200Z    
VALID 301800Z   FOR USE 1700-2100Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000
FT  3000    6000   9000    12000   18000   24000  30000  34000  39000
SLC      2505    2420+13 2425+04 2538-10 2534-22 254637 257347 267554
BCE                      2418+09 2726-08 2643-20 275633 276143 286553
LND              2423+15 2532+07 2637-10 2633-22 253138 265947 266254
RKS              2419    2527+08 2632-11 2632-22 253537 276646 275652
GJT              2216+17 2323+09 2621-10 2731-21 284435 286545 284252
FMN              2207+17 2510+08 3020-08 2936-19 293734 295744 304454
ABQ              2219+17 2314+09 3122-07 3027-18 303734 305044 314854
MBW              2421    2524+08 2823-11 2825-22 283338 294246 284552
DEN              2209+16 2612+08 3019-10 2923-21 303737 304445 304152
PUB              2408+15 2713+08 2911-10 2923-21 303936 314845 314152
ALS                      2512+08 3016-09 3026-20 304335 305545 304353
TCC      2114    2115+15 2515+07 2918-09 3027-19 314434 314345 313453
BFF      2115    2620+15 2620+07 2720-11 2619-22 272238 292646 303652
GLD      1914    2517+13 2711+06 3018-10 2815-22 291938 312747 324152
GCK      1912+19 2716+13 2714+05 2919-10 2915-22 301738 312547 313752
GAG      9900+19 3105+12 3114+05 2918-09 2713-22 292538 293246 293351
AMA      2206    2207+13 2807+06 2812-09 3022-20 313836 314745 303553
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DATA BASED ON 301200Z    
VALID 310000Z   FOR USE 2100-0600Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000
FT  3000    6000   9000    12000   18000   24000  30000  34000  39000
SLC      9900    2517+15 2428+07 2645-10 2744-22 275038 275948 277352
BCE                      2422+10 2733-08 2842-20 285435 286644 276853
LND              2635+12 2727+06 2736-10 2545-23 225039 224849 255154
RKS              2511    2634+06 2649-11 2551-21 244338 254548 265654
GJT              2419+19 2426+10 2538-09 2740-21 284636 276145 276154
FMN              2509+20 2411+11 2825-07 2834-20 284033 285743 285953
ABQ              2116+19 2517+11 3020-07 2931-18 294733 294542 294554
MBW              2731    2529+07 2435-10 2335-21 243736 233748 265055
DEN              2007+17 2309+09 2625-09 2628-20 263336 284946 275554
PUB              2010+18 2314+09 2722-08 2826-20 284035 296245 284653
ALS                      2611+10 2624-08 2933-19 293334 295844 285553
TCC      2120    2220+17 2220+08 3120-07 3028-18 303234 315043 314453
BFF      2120    2221+16 2221+07 2823-10 2725-20 263636 274847 264054
GLD      1821    1922+15 2123+07 2819-09 2924-20 313836 315045 294152
GCK      1822+22 2123+14 2420+06 2918-08 2922-20 313936 314444 304152
GAG      1712+21 1912+13 2814+06 2920-08 3025-20 314136 303843 303351
AMA      1815    1915+16 2115+07 3022-08 3027-18 324234 325744 313651
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DATA BASED ON 301200Z    
VALID 311200Z   FOR USE 0600-1700Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000
FT  3000    6000   9000    12000   18000   24000  30000  34000  39000
SLC      3510    2714+11 2725+03 2552-12 2763-24 288838 299346 298751
BCE                      2631+09 2742-06 2953-18 296434 306644 296355
LND              2510+09 2520+02 2739-13 2543-25 244743 245449 255951
RKS              2420    2626+04 2659-13 2559-24 266140 266447 276951
GJT              2627+15 2630+08 2541-10 2752-21 286838 277047 288053
FMN              2821+16 2520+08 2633-07 2745-18 285935 286145 286554
ABQ              2818+17 2514+09 2726-06 2832-17 293834 285342 265355
MBW              2422    2630+04 2658-12 2455-23 234639 245250 256554
DEN              2823+17 2821+09 2527-10 2642-22 243937 275948 276654
PUB              2722+18 2726+09 2327-09 2637-20 274637 275746 276854
ALS                      2725+09 2634-07 2739-19 275136 275845 276854
TCC      2339    2631+17 2817+10 2815-06 2827-19 283534 285443 275955
BFF      2608    2314+13 2320+06 2541-11 2546-22 244038 254649 265454
GLD      2607    2512+17 2816+09 2724-09 2637-20 283737 274047 275354
GCK      2345+24 2323+17 2517+09 2822-09 2533-19 263936 274245 285253
GAG      2236+22 2427+15 2715+08 2512-08 2622-19 273435 284344 286053
AMA      2338    2526+17 2714+09 3014-07 2822-20 283533 285643 286054
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