WFO Denver/Boulder


Hot-Air Balloon Forecast for Colorado
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder, Colorado
1045 MDT Thursday, April 17, 2014

COLORADO SYNOPSIS VALID 17/1200Z-18/0000Z NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL 
PREVAIL AND USHER IN DRIER AIR AS A RIDGE BUILDS OVER THE GREAT 
BASIN. AT THE SURFACE...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE 
CENTRAL PLAINS.

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

METAR KFNL 171635Z AUTO 03004KT 10SM CLR 06/01 A3013 RMK AO1
METAR KFNL 171455Z AUTO 01007KT 10SM CLR 03/00 A3012 RMK AO1 52014
METAR KFNL 171435Z AUTO 01006KT 10SM CLR 02/M01 A3012 RMK AO1

METAR KGXY 171635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM 08/00 A3012 RMK AO1
METAR KGXY 171455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/M01 A3011 RMK AO1 52007
METAR KGXY 171435Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 03/M01 A3012 RMK AO1

METAR KLMO 171635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 11/02 A3011 RMK AO2
       T01100018
METAR KLMO 171455Z AUTO 01004KT 10SM CLR 06/02 A3012 RMK AO2
       T00620015
METAR KLMO 171435Z AUTO 01006KT 10SM CLR 06/01 A3012 RMK AO2
       T00560011

METAR KBDU 171636Z AUTO 12003KT 10SM CLR 08/00 A3009 RMK AO2
METAR KBDU 171456Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/00 A3010 RMK AO2
METAR KBDU 171436Z AUTO 04004KT 10SM CLR 04/00 A3010 RMK AO2

METAR KEIK 171636Z AUTO 32003KT 10SM CLR 08/01 A3009 RMK AO2
       T00810008
METAR KEIK 171456Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/01 A3011 RMK AO2
       T00400010
METAR KEIK 171436Z AUTO 35004KT 10SM CLR 04/01 A3011 RMK AO2
       T00350006

KBJC 171307Z 1713/1812 26006KT P6SM SCT220
     FM171500 VRB05KT P6SM FEW100 SCT220
     FM172100 03007KT P6SM FEW140 SCT220
     FM180100 26010KT P6SM FEW140 SCT220
METAR KBJC 171449Z 35005KT 50SM FEW120 SCT200 05/01 A3010
METAR KBJC 171349Z 33008KT 50SM FEW100 SCT200 03/00 A3009

KDEN 171459Z 1715/1818 25007KT P6SM FEW110 SCT220
     FM171600 VRB05KT P6SM FEW100 SCT220
     FM172000 05007KT P6SM FEW140 SCT220
     FM180300 20010KT P6SM FEW220
METAR KDEN 171453Z 27007KT 10SM FEW110 FEW220 07/M01 A3009 RMK AO2
       SLP170 T00671006 51012
METAR KDEN 171353Z 23005KT 10SM FEW110 FEW220 04/M01 A3009 RMK AO2
       SLP171 T00441006

METAR KFTG 171347Z 19010KT 50SM FEW100 05/01 A3009

KBKF 1713/1815 18015KT 9999 SCT200 QNH3002INS
      BECMG 1715/1716 18012KT 9999 SCT200 QNH3002INS
      BECMG 1805/1806 22012KT 9999 FEW240 QNH3004INS TX14/1723Z
      TN00/1812Z AMD 171305
METAR KBKF 171455Z 20008KT 70SM FEW110 SCT220 07/M01 A3010 RMK SLP172
       52017
METAR KBKF 171355Z 21014KT 70SM FEW110 FEW220 05/M02 A3008 RMK
       SLP169

KAPA 171137Z 1712/1812 18011KT P6SM FEW140 SCT220
     FM171400 VRB05KT P6SM FEW140 SCT220
     FM172000 12007KT P6SM FEW140 SCT220
     FM180300 19010KT P6SM FEW140 SCT220
METAR KAPA 171453Z 23011KT 10SM FEW100 FEW220 08/M03 A3009 RMK AO2
       SLP183 T00831033 51009
METAR KAPA 171353Z 16007KT 10SM FEW080 FEW220 04/M01 A3009 RMK AO2
       SLP187 T00441011

METAR KMNH 171635Z AUTO 20013KT 10SM CLR 05/00 A3013 RMK AO2
METAR KMNH 171454Z AUTO 19015KT 10SM CLR 02/M01 A3012 RMK AO2
METAR KMNH 171435Z AUTO 20015G21KT 10SM CLR 01/M01 A3012 RMK AO2

METAR KFMM 171635Z AUTO 20008KT 170V230 10SM CLR 12/00 A3011 RMK AO2
       T01211002
METAR KFMM 171455Z AUTO 18012G16KT 10SM CLR 07/02 A3012 RMK AO2
       T00720018
METAR KFMM 171435Z AUTO 16010KT 10SM CLR 05/02 A3012 RMK AO2
       T00540016

METAR KSTK 171630Z AUTO 16012KT 10SM SCT017 SCT036 10/05 A3013 RMK
       AO2
METAR KSTK 171450Z AUTO 15009KT 10SM OVC008 05/03 A3015 RMK AO2
METAR KSTK 171430Z AUTO 16009KT 10SM OVC006 04/02 A3015 RMK AO2

METAR KAKO 171453Z AUTO 16014KT 10SM OVC003 03/02 A3014 RMK AO2 CIG
       002V008 SLP218 I3001 T00280017 50004
SPECI KAKO 171427Z AUTO 16014KT 4SM BR OVC002 02/02 A3014 RMK AO2
       T00170017
SPECI KAKO 171420Z AUTO 16014KT 2 1/2SM BR OVC002 01/01 A3014 RMK AO2
       VIS 2V4 T00110011

METAR KLIC 171455Z AUTO 19014G19KT 10SM OVC020 04/01 A3016 RMK AO2
       SLP206 T00390011 50010
METAR KLIC 171355Z AUTO 18011KT 10SM OVC021 03/01 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP207
       T00280011

METAR KHEQ 171635Z AUTO 14013KT 7SM OVC004 03/01 A3022 RMK AO2
METAR KHEQ 171455Z AUTO 15009KT 2 1/2SM BR OVC002 01/00 A3022 RMK
       AO2
METAR KHEQ 171435Z AUTO 14008KT 1 1/2SM BR OVC002 01/00 A3021 RMK
       AO2

METAR K2V5 171635Z AUTO 12013KT 7SM OVC003 02/01 A3023 RMK AO2
       T00200006
METAR K2V5 171455Z AUTO 12006KT 1 1/4SM BR OVC003 A3023 RMK AO2
METAR K2V5 171435Z AUTO 13007G23KT 1 1/4SM BR OVC003 A3023 RMK AO2

METAR KITR 171453Z AUTO 15011KT 8SM OVC008 02/M01 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP234
       T00221006 51015
METAR KITR 171353Z AUTO 14009KT 6SM BR OVC006 01/M01 A3021 RMK AO2
       SLP230 T00111011

Sunrise/Sunset for 04/17/2014
Fort Collins - 06:18:43 MDT / 19:40:37 MDT
Denver       - 06:19:25 MDT / 19:39:05 MDT
Sterling     - 06:11:10 MDT / 19:33:20 MDT

Denver/Boulder (KFTG) 04/17/14 16:35 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                   8400 FT MSL...258/006
                   8000 FT MSL...211/006
                   6600 FT MSL...180/004

Denver/Boulder Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1104 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE TAFS THROUGH 18Z FRIDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 411 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014
JUST EXPECT SCATTERED MID AND HIGHS CLOUDS TODAY AND TONIGHT. ANY 
CEILINGS WILL BE ABOVE 10000 FEET. SOUTHERLY WINDS THIS MORNING WILL 
BECOME LIGHT AFTER 15Z. SOUTHERLY WIND DIRECTION MAY CONTINUE INTO 
THE AFTERNOON HOURS. HOWEVER...CONFIDENCE IN WIND DIRECTION FOR THIS 
AFTERNOON IS LOW BECAUSE SOME MODELS SHOW A DENVER CYCLONE FORMING. 
IF A CYCLONE FORMS...WINDS WILL LIKELY BECOME SOME SORT OF NORTHERLY 
COMPONENT AT KDEN AND KBJC.


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

METAR K4BM 171635Z AUTO 21005KT 10SM CLR M02/M06 A3023 RMK AO2
METAR K4BM 171455Z AUTO 24004KT 10SM CLR M05/M06 A3021 RMK AO2
METAR K4BM 171435Z AUTO 23004KT 10SM CLR M06/M07 A3020 RMK AO2

METAR KAFF 171458Z AUTO 14004KT 10SM BKN008 01/01 A3017 RMK AO2 BKN V
       OVC SLP239 T00070006 52012
SPECI KAFF 171448Z AUTO 15004KT 10SM OVC008 00/00 A3017 RMK AO2 CIG
       006V008
SPECI KAFF 171418Z AUTO 14006KT 10SM OVC006 00/00 A3016 RMK AO2

KCOS 171441Z 1715/1812 VRB06KT P6SM BKN010
     FM171600 15006KT P6SM SCT050 SCT200
     FM171800 17012KT P6SM FEW200
     FM180300 15007KT P6SM FEW200
     FM180500 01006KT P6SM FEW200
METAR KCOS 171454Z 20009KT 10SM OVC009 02/01 A3018 RMK AO2 CIG 006V012
       SLP239 BINOVC T00170006 53007
METAR KCOS 171354Z 19006KT 10SM FEW002 BKN008 01/00 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP236
       T00110000


METAR KFLY 171629Z AUTO 20011KT 10SM OVC008 03/01 A3019 RMK AO2
       T00250010
METAR KFLY 171449Z AUTO 21009G16KT 5SM BR OVC004 00/00 A3018 RMK AO2
       T00020000
METAR KFLY 171429Z AUTO 20012KT 4SM BR OVC004 00/00 A3017 RMK AO2
       T00010000

KFCS 1714/1819 16009KT 9999 BKN008 QNH3010INS
     BECMG 1715/1716 18009KT 9999 SCT080 QNH3010INS
     BECMG 1719/1720 20012KT 9999 FEW250 QNH3008INS
     BECMG 1801/1802 16009KT 9999 FEW250 QNH3008INS
     BECMG 1806/1807 33009KT 9999 SCT250 QNH3005INS
     BECMG 1817/1818 18012KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3002INS TX16/1819Z
     TN00/1813Z AMD 171430
SPECI KFCS 171503Z 21005KT 10SM BKN009 OVC015 03/02 A3017 RMK AO2A
        CIG 009V011
METAR KFCS 171458Z 20007KT 10SM SCT009 OVC013 03/02 A3017 RMK AO2A CIG
       009V011 SLP254 T00300023 52012 $
SPECI KFCS 171452Z 20008KT 170V250 10SM OVC011 03/02 A3017 RMK AO2A
       $

KPUB 171642Z 1717/1812 20007KT P6SM SCT030
     FM171800 17009KT P6SM FEW200
     FM180000 12008KT P6SM FEW200
     FM180200 VRB05KT P6SM FEW200
SPECI KPUB 171636Z 19005KT 10SM SCT024 07/03 A3020 RMK AO2 T00720028
METAR KPUB 171453Z 18007KT 10SM SCT018 BKN022 05/03 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP222
       T00500028 51014
METAR KPUB 171353Z 00000KT 10SM OVC022 04/02 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP222
       T00390022

METAR KVTP 171625Z AUTO 24006KT 10SM SCT004 01/M01 A3022 RMK AO2
METAR KVTP 171451Z AUTO 26005KT 10SM M02/M03 A3018 RMK AO2
METAR KVTP 171424Z AUTO 25004KT 10SM OVC002 M03/M04 A3018 RMK AO2

SPECI KTAD 171634Z AUTO 22007KT 10SM BKN018 BKN027 BKN040 07/03 A3021
       RMK AO2 T00670028
METAR KTAD 171454Z AUTO 19007KT 10SM FEW025 OVC044 03/02 A3020 RMK AO2
       SLP218 T00330017 51014
SPECI KTAD 171437Z AUTO 16008KT 10SM SCT006 SCT024 OVC042 03/02 A3019
       RMK AO2 T00280017

METAR KLHX 171453Z AUTO 15006KT 10SM OVC012 06/03 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP222
       T00560028 53018
SPECI KLHX 171423Z AUTO 15007KT 10SM OVC012 05/03 A3021 RMK AO2
       T00500028
METAR KLHX 171353Z AUTO 18005KT 10SM BKN009 OVC013 05/03 A3021 RMK AO2
       CIG 007V012 SLP217 T00500033

METAR KLAA 171453Z AUTO 18010KT 10SM SCT013 BKN055 OVC100 06/04 A3021
       RMK AO2 SLP221 60000 T00610039 51017
SPECI KLAA 171440Z AUTO 17011KT 9SM SCT015 BKN055 OVC100 06/03 A3021 RMK
       AO2 T00610033
SPECI KLAA 171400Z AUTO 16010KT 9SM BKN015 OVC055 06/03 A3020 RMK AO2
       T00560033

METAR KSPD 171456Z AUTO 11005KT 03/02 A3023 RMK AO1 SLP224 60003
       T00330022 51018
METAR KSPD 171356Z AUTO 11006KT 02/02 A3021 RMK AO1 SLP219 P0001
       T00220017

Sunrise/Sunset for 04/17/2014
Burlington - 06:09:14 MDT / 19:27:46 MDT
Pueblo     - 06:19:58 MDT / 19:35:49 MDT
Lamar      - 06:12:12 MDT / 19:27:34 MDT

Pueblo (KPUX) 04/17/14 16:27 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                   9000 FT MSL...237/014
                   8200 FT MSL...223/007
                   8000 FT MSL...195/014
                   7000 FT MSL...187/015
                   6500 FT MSL...176/007
                   6300 FT MSL...180/013
                   6000 FT MSL...166/012
                   5700 FT MSL...173/012

Pueblo Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1021 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 415 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014
LINGERING MOISTURE AND WEAK WINDS IN LLVLS IS ALLOWING FOR LOW 
CLOUDS TO REMAIN AT ALL 3 TAF SITES THIS MORNING. KCOS IS MOST 
PROBLEMATIC AS WEAK S FLOW IS ALLOWING FOG FORMATION. BELIEVE LOW 
CLOUDS/FOG WILL DISSIPATE AT ALL REGION BY MID MORNING WITH KCOS 
LAST TO CLEAR. OTHERWISE...ANTICIPATE VFR REST OF FORECAST WITH 
LIGHT SFC WINDS.


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

METAR KCAG 171453Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M04 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP218
       T00061044 51013
METAR KCAG 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M03/M06 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP220
       T10281061

METAR KHDN 171635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 07/M09 A3016 RMK AO1
METAR KHDN 171455Z AUTO 10008KT 10SM CLR 02/M07 A3015 RMK AO1 52017
METAR KHDN 171435Z AUTO 10009KT 10SM CLR 02/M08 A3015 RMK AO1


METAR K33V 171635Z AUTO 20007KT 10SM CLR 05/M11 A3013 RMK AO2
METAR K33V 171455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M07 A3011 RMK AO2
METAR K33V 171436Z AUTO 15003KT 10SM SCT075 00/M08 A3011 RMK AO2

METAR KEEO 171453Z AUTO 13006KT 10SM CLR 03/M07 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP186
       T00331072 51014
METAR KEEO 171353Z AUTO 08004KT 10SM CLR 01/M07 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP186
       T00111067

METAR K20V 171636Z AUTO 34003KT 10SM CLR 06/M08 A3016 RMK AO2
METAR K20V 171455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M08 A3016 RMK AO2
METAR K20V 171435Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M07 A3016 RMK AO2

METAR K0CO 171635Z AUTO 29022G33KT 10SM CLR M06/M11 A3019 RMK AO2
METAR K0CO 171454Z AUTO 30020G25KT 10SM CLR M08/M13 A3016 RMK AO2
METAR K0CO 171435Z AUTO 30019G27KT 10SM CLR M08/M13 A3016 RMK AO2

KGJT 171120Z 1712/1812 12008KT P6SM FEW250
     FM171700 VRB03KT P6SM FEW250
     FM172000 30005KT P6SM SCT250
     FM180200 07004KT P6SM SCT250
     FM180700 12010KT P6SM SKC
METAR KGJT 171453Z 13009KT 10SM CLR 07/M05 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP175
       T00721050 51022
METAR KGJT 171353Z 12009KT 10SM CLR 04/M05 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP170
       T00441050

KRIL 171120Z 1712/1812 20003KT P6SM SKC
     FM171800 27007KT P6SM SCT200
     FM180200 16004KT P6SM SCT200
     FM180700 18005KT P6SM SKC
METAR KRIL 171453Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/M05 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP192
       T00391050 51017
METAR KRIL 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M04 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP190
       T00111044

METAR K5SM 171638Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 02/M07 A3023 RMK AO2
METAR K5SM 171458Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M01/M08 A3020 RMK AO2
METAR K5SM 171438Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M01/M09 A3020 RMK AO2

KEGE 171120Z 1712/1812 00000KT P6SM SKC
     FM171900 24010G20KT P6SM FEW070 SCT200
     FM180100 12003KT P6SM SCT200 AMD LTD TO CLD VIS AND WIND TIL
      171400
METAR KEGE 171450Z 00000KT 10SM SKC 01/M06 A3018
METAR KEGE 171350Z 00000KT 10SM SKC M01/M05 A3017

KASE 171120Z 1712/1812 20007KT P6SM SKC
     FM171500 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
     FM171900 30008KT P6SM FEW050 SCT200
     FM180100 19005KT P6SM SCT200
METAR KASE 171453Z VRB03KT 10SM CLR 04/M09 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP153
       T00391094 51012
METAR KASE 171353Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M10 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP159
       T00061100

METAR KCCU 171636Z AUTO 28014G19KT 10SM BKN035 M01/M12 A3021 RMK AO2
METAR KCCU 171456Z AUTO 23003KT 10SM CLR M03/M12 A3019 RMK AO2
METAR KCCU 171436Z AUTO 23005KT 10SM CLR M04/M13 A3018 RMK AO2

METAR KLXV 171453Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M03/M08 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP165
       T10281083 51012
METAR KLXV 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M04/M08 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP168
       T10441083

Sunrise/Sunset for 04/17/2014
Rangely           - 06:34:11 MDT / 19:54:50 MDT
Grand Junction    - 06:34:37 MDT / 19:52:37 MDT
Steamboat Springs - 06:25:49 MDT / 19:47:32 MDT

Grand Junction Aviation Discussion
Issued at 0934 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 335 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014
AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN...EXPECT PLENTY OF SUN WITH NO AVIATION
CONCERNS. A FEW BREEZES POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON BUT NOTHING TOO
STRONG EXPECTED.


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

METAR KAJZ 171635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 12/M04 A3014 RMK AO2
       T01241036
METAR KAJZ 171455Z AUTO 10004KT 10SM CLR 07/M03 A3014 RMK AO2
       T00661035
METAR KAJZ 171435Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM CLR 06/M04 A3013 RMK AO2
       T00551037

KMTJ 171120Z 1712/1812 13006KT P6SM SKC
     FM171500 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
     FM171800 35006KT P6SM SCT250
     FM180200 14006KT P6SM SCT250
METAR KMTJ 171453Z AUTO 18004KT 10SM CLR 07/M05 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP176
       T00721050 51017
METAR KMTJ 171353Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM CLR 02/M04 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP176
       T00221044

METAR KGUC 171635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 05/M06 A3022 RMK AO1
METAR KGUC 171455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 00/M06 A3022 RMK AO1 52020
METAR KGUC 171435Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M01/M06 A3021 RMK AO1

METAR K7BM 171635Z AUTO 13004KT 10SM BKN006 BKN013 01/M02 A3020 RMK
       AO2
METAR K7BM 171455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT006 SCT010 M02/M04 A3019 RMK
       AO2
METAR K7BM 171435Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN010 M02/M03 A3018 RMK AO2

METAR KAEJ 171635Z AUTO 17003KT 10SM CLR 02/M03 A3020 RMK AO2
       T00211034
METAR KAEJ 171615Z AUTO 14005KT 10SM SCT012 02/M01 A3020 RMK AO2
       T00151015
METAR KAEJ 171455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT005 SCT030 M01/M02 A3019 RMK AO2
       T10121025

METAR KANK 171635Z AUTO 02006KT 10SM CLR 05/M01 A3026 RMK AO1
       T00541008
METAR KANK 171455Z AUTO 02004KT 10SM SCT007 02/00 A3026 RMK AO1
       T00211002
METAR KANK 171435Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 02/M01 A3026 RMK AO1
       T00151007

METAR KMYP 171635Z AUTO 10SM SCT019 M06/M07 A3033 RMK AO2
METAR KMYP 171452Z AUTO 10SM CLR M07/M08 A3029 RMK AO2
METAR KMYP 171433Z AUTO 10SM CLR M07/M08 A3029 RMK AO2

METAR KAIB 171635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM 11/M03 A3018 RMK AO2
METAR KAIB 171455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM 05/M04 A3017 RMK AO2
METAR KAIB 171435Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM 04/M04 A3017 RMK AO2

KTEX 171120Z 1712/1812 13005KT P6SM FEW250
     FM171900 28008KT P6SM FEW250
     FM180100 15004KT P6SM FEW250
METAR KTEX 171637Z AUTO 26005KT 10SM CLR 07/M10 A3020 RMK AO2
METAR KTEX 171617Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/M11 A3019 RMK AO2
METAR KTEX 171437Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M07 A3018 RMK AO2

METAR K04V 171455Z AUTO 29003KT 10SM OVC026 02/M03 A3021 RMK AO2
METAR K04V 171435Z AUTO 30006KT 10SM OVC026 02/M03 A3020 RMK AO2
METAR K04V 171414Z AUTO 31005KT 10SM SCT012 SCT018 OVC024 01/M03 A3019
       RMK AO2

METAR KCEZ 171453Z AUTO 06005KT 10SM CLR 06/M04 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP182
       T00611039 51019
METAR KCEZ 171353Z AUTO 06004KT 10SM CLR 01/M05 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP181
       T00061050

KDRO 171120Z 1712/1812 01004KT P6SM SKC
     FM171900 26010G17KT P6SM FEW250
     FM180000 30006KT P6SM FEW250
     FM180700 36003KT P6SM SKC
METAR KDRO 171453Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/M06 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP188
       T00561061 51024
METAR KDRO 171353Z AUTO 06004KT 10SM CLR M01/M07 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP193
       T10061072

METAR KPSO 171635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 08/M05 A3020 RMK AO2
       T00811055
METAR KPSO 171455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 05/M08 A3018 RMK AO2
       T00461077
METAR KPSO 171435Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/M07 A3017 RMK AO2
       T00351073

METAR KCPW 171627Z AUTO 21010G17KT 171V251 10SM CLR M01/M08 A3026 RMK
       AO2
METAR KCPW 171418Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M04/M11 A3022 RMK AO2
METAR KCPW 171350Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M04/M12 A3020 RMK AO2

KALS 171127Z 1712/1812 VRB06KT P6SM BKN025
     FM171400 VRB06KT P6SM SCT050
     FM171800 20008KT P6SM FEW200
     FM172000 25012KT P6SM FEW250
     FM180300 17007KT P6SM FEW200
METAR KALS 171452Z AUTO 17003KT 10SM CLR 00/M01 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP218
       T00001011 51021
METAR KALS 171352Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M01/M02 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP211
       T10061017

Sunrise/Sunset for 04/17/2014
Vail    - 06:25:07 MDT / 19:44:33 MDT
Durango - 06:34:11 MDT / 19:47:36 MDT
Alamosa - 06:25:59 MDT / 19:39:50 MDT

Grand Junction Aviation Discussion
Issued at 0934 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 335 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014
AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN...EXPECT PLENTY OF SUN WITH NO AVIATION
CONCERNS. A FEW BREEZES POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON BUT NOTHING TOO
STRONG EXPECTED.


* * * * * Arizona * * * * *

KPGA 171120Z 1712/1812 VRB05KT P6SM SKC
     FM172000 02006KT P6SM FEW250
METAR KPGA 171453Z AUTO VRB04KT 10SM CLR 13/M04 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP147
       T01331044 53021 TSNO
METAR KPGA 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 11/M04 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP139
       T01111039 TSNO

METAR KRQE 171453Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 07/M06 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP157
       T00671061 53018 TSNO
METAR KRQE 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M08 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP159
       T00111078 TSNO

Flagstaff (KFSX) 04/17/14 16:29 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  13700 FT MSL...330/013
                  13000 FT MSL...321/016
                  11000 FT MSL...306/006
                  10200 FT MSL...261/003
                  10000 FT MSL...258/003
                   9000 FT MSL...160/005
                   8500 FT MSL...187/005
                   8400 FT MSL...218/007
                   7800 FT MSL...198/007

Flagstaff Aviation Discussion
Issued at 0954 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...FOR THE 12Z PACKAGE...VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE UNDER 
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES TODAY. AFTER 18Z...WINDS BECOMING SW 5-12 KTS. 
HIGH LEVEL CIRRUS CLOUDS WILL INCREASE WEST TO EAST AFT 00Z FRI. 
AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR AMENDMENTS.


* * * * * Utah * * * * *

KSLC 171402Z 1714/1818 17007KT P6SM SCT250
     FM172100 32005KT P6SM SCT100
     FM180200 17005KT P6SM SKC
METAR KSLC 171453Z 16013KT 10SM FEW100 SCT210 10/M04 A3006 RMK AO2
       SLP164 T01001044 51010
METAR KSLC 171353Z 16009KT 10SM FEW090 SCT210 07/M03 A3006 RMK AO2
       SLP165 T00671033

KVEL 171120Z 1712/1812 30004KT P6SM FEW100 SCT250
     FM171800 20007KT P6SM FEW100 SCT250
     FM180100 29004KT P6SM SCT200
METAR KVEL 171453Z AUTO 10004KT 10SM CLR 07/M07 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP183
       T00721072 51016
METAR KVEL 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 02/M06 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP182
       T00221061

METAR KPUC 171453Z AUTO 14003KT 10SM CLR 07/M09 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP184
       T00721094 53016
METAR KPUC 171353Z AUTO 12003KT 8SM CLR 05/M10 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP177
       T00501100

KCNY 171120Z 1712/1812 29004KT P6SM SKC
     FM171900 23005KT P6SM FEW250
     FM180200 30004KT P6SM SCT250
     FM180700 15003KT P6SM SKC
METAR KCNY 171453Z AUTO 14003KT 10SM CLR 09/M05 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP170
       T00891050 53021
METAR KCNY 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/M06 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP167
       T00391061


Salt Lake City (KMTX) 04/17/14 16:35 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  18000 FT MSL...293/008
                  17000 FT MSL...164/001
                  16000 FT MSL...309/006
                  14500 FT MSL...042/004
                  14000 FT MSL...269/002
                  10000 FT MSL...277/008
                   9400 FT MSL...301/002
                   9000 FT MSL...340/001
                   8000 FT MSL...285/007
                   7600 FT MSL...283/003
                   7500 FT MSL...199/011
                   6900 FT MSL...174/007

Salt Lake City Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1643 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT THE SLC TERMINAL 
THROUGH THE MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON. SURFACE WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST BETWEEN 20-22Z IN THE 6 TO
9 KNOT RANGE...BUT A 30 PERCENT EXISTS THAT WINDS WILL REMAIN FROM
THE SOUTH THROUGH THE DAY.


* * * * * Wyoming * * * * *

KEVW 171120Z 1712/1812 17005KT P6SM SKC
     FM171800 23012G20KT P6SM FEW100
     FM180200 22010KT P6SM FEW100=
METAR KEVW 171453Z AUTO 21008KT 10SM CLR 03/M09 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP173
       T00331094 53009
METAR KEVW 171353Z AUTO 17004KT 10SM CLR 00/M11 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP173
       T00001106

KRKS 171124Z 1712/1812 VRB06KT P6SM SCT250
     FM171800 24014G22KT P6SM FEW120 SCT250
     FM180200 20010KT P6SM FEW120 SCT250
METAR KRKS 171454Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M11 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP186
       T00111111 51010
METAR KRKS 171354Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M02/M11 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP190
       T10171111

KRWL 171141Z 1712/1812 02008KT P6SM BKN120
     FM171500 24018G29KT P6SM BKN080
     FM180200 23014G22KT P6SM SCT080
METAR KRWL 171453Z AUTO 21005KT 10SM CLR 02/M06 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP189
       T00221061 51009
METAR KRWL 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M02/M06 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP186
       T10221061

KLAR 171141Z 1712/1812 16013KT P6SM FEW020 BKN120
     FM171300 27008KT P6SM SCT005 BKN040
     FM171800 24013G24KT P6SM SCT080
     FM180200 19010KT P6SM FEW080
METAR KLAR 171453Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 02/M08 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP177
       T00171078 51014
METAR KLAR 171353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M01/M05 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP182
       T10111050

KCYS 171505Z 1715/1812 20007KT P6SM SKC
     FM171800 22014G25KT P6SM SCT040 BKN100
     FM172300 24012KT P6SM SCT120=
METAR KCYS 171453Z 19005KT 8SM FEW002 01/M01 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP196 I1000
       I3002 T00111006 51007
SPECI KCYS 171445Z 17004KT 7SM SCT002 01/M01 A3008 RMK AO2 I1000
       T00061006
SPECI KCYS 171429Z 19006KT 4SM BR BKN002 00/M01 A3008 RMK AO2 I1000
       T00001006

Riverton (KRIW) 04/17/14 16:36 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                   9000 FT MSL...198/000

Cheyenne (KCYS) 04/17/14 16:34 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  11000 FT MSL...284/017
                  10000 FT MSL...283/018
                   9000 FT MSL...287/029

Riverton Aviation Discussion
Issued at 0934 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION.../12Z ISSUANCE/
SOME IFR/MVFR CONDITIONS IN STRATUS AND/OR BR ACROSS JOHNSON AND
NATRONA COUNTIES EARLY THIS MORNING ARE EXPECTED ERODE BETWEEN 09Z
AND 12Z AS THE BOUNDARY LAYER DRIES A BIT AS WINDS SHIFT MORE
WESTERLY. OTHERWISE...VFR AND DRY CONDITIONS WITH RELATIVELY LIGHT
WINDS WILL OCCUR TODAY AS A QUICK MOVING UPPER RIDGE BUILDS ACROSS
THE COWBOY STATE. CONSIDERABLE HIGH LEVEL CLOUDINESS IS EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP ESPECIALLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE DIVIDE THIS AFTERNOON
WITH SOME MID LEVEL CLOUDS OVER THE NORTH. THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
WILL APPROACH THE AREA LATE TONIGHT RESULTING IN INCREASING
CLOUDINESS OVER THE WEST...AS WELL AS INCREASING MOUNTAIN WINDS
WITH POSSIBILITY OF SOME LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR DEVELOPING AT KCOD
AND KLND. CONTEMPLATED ADDING AT 10Z OR 11Z GROUP HAVING VCSH TO
THE KJAC TAF...BUT LOOKS LIKE THE TIMING OF SHOWER ACTIVITY WITH
NEXT SYSTEM WILL HOLD OFF UNTIL AFTER 12Z FRIDAY.

Cheyenne Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1156 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 555 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014 
MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS IN STRATUS AND FOG WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AROUND
14Z FOR SITES ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS. WINDS GUSTING 25 TO 30
KTS WILL THE DEVELOP LATE THIS MORNING...WITH SOUTHERLY WINDS LIKELY
ACROSS THE PLAINS AND SOUTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY. A BRIEF BREAK IN THE WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE LATE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING BUT WILL BECOME BREEZY ONCE AGAIN
OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE AND ALSO NEAR KRWL. VFR
CONDITIONS WILL THEN PREVAIL THROUGH FRIDAY.


* * * * * Nebraska * * * * *

METAR KIBM 171635Z AUTO 19009KT 7SM OVC004 03/02 A3012 RMK AO2
       T00260017
METAR KIBM 171615Z AUTO 18012KT 5SM BR OVC002 02/01 A3012 RMK AO2
       T00200012
METAR KIBM 171455Z AUTO 17009KT M1/4SM FG OVC002 00/00 A3011 RMK AO2
       T00041001

KSNY 171503Z 1715/1812 16012KT 1/2SM FG BKN002
     FM171600 17010KT 5SM BR BKN010
     FM171700 16014G24KT P6SM SCT040 BKN100
     FM172300 20012KT P6SM BKN100
     FM180500 18016G28KT P6SM BKN150=
SPECI KSNY 171638Z AUTO 15014KT 2 1/2SM BR OVC002 02/00 A3017 RMK AO2
       T00170000
SPECI KSNY 171617Z AUTO 16014KT 3SM BR OVC002 02/00 A3018 RMK AO2
       T00170000
METAR KSNY 171453Z AUTO 16011KT 1/2SM FG VV002 00/M01 A3016 RMK AO2
       SLP234 I1002 I3003 T00001006 50005

METAR KOGA 171635Z AUTO 17008KT 7SM OVC012 01/M03 A3025 RMK AO2
       T00111026
METAR KOGA 171615Z AUTO 15008KT 10SM OVC012 01/M03 A3025 RMK AO2
       T00101028
METAR KOGA 171455Z AUTO 13006KT 10SM OVC010 00/M03 A3024 RMK AO2
       T00011029

METAR KIML 171453Z AUTO 11008KT 3SM BR OVC006 M01/M03 A3025 RMK AO2
       SLP266 T10061028 51016 $
SPECI KIML 171410Z AUTO 11006KT 2 1/2SM BR OVC007 M01/M03 A3025 RMK AO2
       T10061028 $
METAR KIML 171353Z AUTO 09005KT 3SM BR OVC007 M01/M03 A3024 RMK AO2
       SLP263 T10061028 $

KMCK 171140Z 1712/1812 VRB05KT P6SM OVC015
     FM171700 12007KT P6SM SCT070
     FM172100 16012KT P6SM SCT080 BKN200
SPECI KMCK 171640Z AUTO VRB03KT 9SM SCT019 03/M03 A3031 RMK AO2
       T00281033
METAR KMCK 171453Z AUTO 03007KT 8SM OVC015 00/M04 A3031 RMK AO2 SLP282
       T00001039 51020
METAR KMCK 171353Z AUTO 09006KT 8SM OVC013 M01/M04 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP274
       T10061039

North Platte (KLNX) 04/17/14 16:38 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  17000 FT MSL...264/033
                  16000 FT MSL...249/033
                  15000 FT MSL...253/027
                  14000 FT MSL...263/026
                  13600 FT MSL...254/030
                  13000 FT MSL...259/028
                  12000 FT MSL...253/029
                  11000 FT MSL...254/023
                  10700 FT MSL...258/024
                  10000 FT MSL...249/023
                   9100 FT MSL...239/024
                   9000 FT MSL...251/018
                   8000 FT MSL...246/016
                   7400 FT MSL...222/023
                   7000 FT MSL...256/008
                   5000 FT MSL...137/011
                   4100 FT MSL...139/018
                   4000 FT MSL...112/011
                   4000 FT MSL...080/013

North Platte Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1142 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 641 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014
MARGINAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN 
CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA THIS MORNING. THERE IS A LOW 
PROBABILITY OF INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS WEST OF MRR-OGA-IML. CEILINGS 
WILL LIFT ABOVE THE VISUAL THRESHOLDS BY 17Z. 


* * * * * Kansas * * * * *

KGLD 171443Z 1715/1812 13008KT 6SM BR OVC005
     FM171700 16010KT P6SM SCT007 BKN015
     FM172000 18012G20KT P6SM FEW020 SCT200
     FM180100 17013KT P6SM FEW100
     FM180600 18015G23KT P6SM SCT200
SPECI KGLD 171617Z AUTO 14007KT 10SM OVC010 02/M01 A3027 RMK AO2
       T00221011
METAR KGLD 171453Z AUTO 14007KT 7SM OVC005 00/M02 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP257
       T00001017 51020
SPECI KGLD 171404Z AUTO 11007KT 6SM BR OVC005 M01/M02 A3025 RMK AO2
       T10061017

KGCK 171637Z 1717/1812 07011KT 4SM -RA BR BKN040
     FM171700 14008KT P6SM SCT100
METAR KGCK 171454Z 06007KT 3SM -RA BR OVC007 01/M01 A3027 RMK AO2 SLP256
       P0004 60009 T00111006 51027
SPECI KGCK 171446Z 07006KT 3SM -RA BR BKN007 OVC050 01/M01 A3027 RMK AO2
       P0003 T00111006
METAR KGCK 171354Z 07011KT 3SM -RA BR FEW008 OVC047 01/M01 A3024 RMK AO2
       UPB1257E15 SLP246 P0003 T00111006

METAR KLBL 171635Z AUTO 07006KT 4SM BKN005 BKN012 OVC025 04/01 A3029 RMK
       AO1 P0005
METAR KLBL 171455Z AUTO 05006KT 4SM OVC031 03/00 A3027 RMK AO1 P0003
       60006 52030
METAR KLBL 171435Z AUTO 02010KT 3SM OVC033 03/00 A3026 RMK AO1 P0002

METAR KEHA 171628Z AUTO 10007KT 06/02 RMK AO1 PK WND 14 001
       T00610023
METAR KEHA 171448Z AUTO 07006KT 04/01 RMK AO1 PK WND 10 001
       T00440012
METAR KEHA 171428Z AUTO 07007KT 04/01 RMK AO1 PK WND 09 001
       T00440006

Dodge City (KDDC) 04/17/14 16:38 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  28000 FT MSL...238/027
                  26000 FT MSL...232/029
                  25000 FT MSL...233/028
                  24100 FT MSL...235/028
                  24000 FT MSL...236/027
                  22000 FT MSL...244/024
                  20000 FT MSL...258/026
                  19900 FT MSL...258/026
                  19000 FT MSL...262/028
                  18000 FT MSL...261/027
                  17000 FT MSL...260/025
                  16500 FT MSL...259/023
                  16000 FT MSL...251/022
                  15000 FT MSL...244/020
                  14000 FT MSL...241/019
                  13800 FT MSL...240/019
                  13000 FT MSL...240/018
                  12000 FT MSL...238/017
                  11700 FT MSL...239/016
                  11000 FT MSL...247/014
                  10000 FT MSL...276/010
                   9700 FT MSL...280/009
                   9000 FT MSL...282/006
                   8200 FT MSL...295/004
                   8000 FT MSL...302/003
                   7100 FT MSL...022/003
                   7000 FT MSL...022/003
                   6000 FT MSL...059/006
                   5900 FT MSL...056/006
                   5100 FT MSL...081/007
                   5000 FT MSL...082/007
                   4300 FT MSL...088/008
                   4000 FT MSL...076/009
                   3700 FT MSL...051/007
                   3200 FT MSL...034/008
                   3000 FT MSL...018/008
                   3000 FT MSL...018/008

Goodland Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1304 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 540 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014
VERY UNCERTAIN FORECAST FOR THE FIRST SIX HOURS SINCE THE MODELS
HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE ABOUT THE CURRENT STRATUS FIELD IN PLACE
ACROSS OUR AREA. CURRENTLY IFR/NEAR LIFR CONDITIONS AT KGLD AND
MVFR CONDITIONS AT KMCK WITH NO MODEL OUTPUT SHOWING ANYTHING
ANYWHERE CLOSE. SO GO WITH PERSISTENCE AND KEEP THE CURRENT
CONDITIONS GOING THROUGH MOST OF THE MORNING SINCE THE WIND FIELD
IS LIGHT AND DO NOT EXPECT MUCH OF AN AIR MASS CHANGE.
AT THIS TIME BY 18Z DO EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS TO OCCUR AND THOSE
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF THE PERIOD. WINDS WILL BE
SOUTHERLY AT BOTH SITES WITH KGLD BEING GUSTY OFF AND ON THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

Dodge City Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1153 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Friday morning)
ISSUED AT 652 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014
Areas of light rain around Garden City and Dodge City will persist
for a few hours this morning but should be ending by late morning
to midday. Visibilities should remain VFR but could drop into the
MVFR category for a few hours this morning. Mid and high level
cloudiness will be scattering out from northwest to southeast this
afternoon after the rain ends.


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

KGUY 171416Z 1714/1812 05010KT 6SM -SHRA OVC015
      TEMPO 1714/1716 3SM -SHRA BR OVC007
     FM171800 09010KT P6SM BKN040=
SPECI KGUY 171500Z AUTO 05009KT 2 1/2SM RA BR BKN005 OVC011 05/04 A3024
       RMK AO2 P0002 T00500039
METAR KGUY 171453Z AUTO 05009KT 3SM RA BR BKN005 OVC010 05/04 A3024 RMK
       AO2 SLP228 P0005 60009 T00500039 51028
METAR KGUY 171353Z AUTO 03007KT 4SM -RA BR BKN007 BKN011 OVC030 05/04
       A3022 RMK AO2 SLP222 P0004 T00500039

KDHT 171425Z 1714/1812 05018G25KT P6SM BKN025
     FM171800 08010KT P6SM BKN035
     FM172100 11010KT P6SM SCT040
METAR KDHT 171453Z AUTO 06021G28KT 10SM SCT016 07/02 A3021 RMK AO2 PK
       WND 06028/1447 SLP209 T00720017 51023
METAR KDHT 171353Z AUTO 04018G26KT 10SM CLR 06/01 A3020 RMK AO2 PK WND
       05027/1259 SLP205 T00610011

Amarillo (KAMA) 04/17/14 16:38 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  16000 FT MSL...264/021
                  13000 FT MSL...254/014
                  12000 FT MSL...205/025
                  11300 FT MSL...219/013
                  11000 FT MSL...183/025
                  10000 FT MSL...179/022
                   9700 FT MSL...177/020
                   9000 FT MSL...178/011
                   8000 FT MSL...147/004
                   8000 FT MSL...114/004
                   7000 FT MSL...046/019
                   6400 FT MSL...063/016
                   6000 FT MSL...070/016
                   4700 FT MSL...036/018
                   4600 FT MSL...029/011

Amarillo Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1145 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...
/12Z TAFS/ 
PRECIP HAS FAILED TO MATERIALIZE AT KDHT/KGUY WHERE MODELS HAVE
CONSISTENTLY DISPLAYED PRECIP BY NOW. RADAR IMAGERY SHOWS RAIN
OVER SOUTHERN KS WITH SOME STRONGER ECHOES EXTENDING NEAR KGUY BUT
CURRENT OBS INDICATE RAIN IS NOT REACHING THE GROUND. BUT WITH THE
SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER EASTERN NM...STILL POSSIBLE FOR RAIN TO MOVE
NEAR THE KGUY TERMINAL...ALTHOUGH BETTER CHANCES FOR RAIN LOOK TO BE
EAST OF THE TERMINALS. OF MORE CONCERN ARE LOW CLOUDS SPREADING EAST
OUT OF NM. HAVE INSERTED MVFR CIGS AT KDHT/KGUY BY 13Z AND 14Z
RESPECTIVELY WITH CONDITIONS IMPROVING TO VFR BY 16-18Z. FORECAST
SOUNDINGS INDICATE INCREASING MOISTURE NEAR THE SURFACE...ALTHOUGH
HAVE KEPT CIGS IN THE VFR RANGE. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15KTS WILL
VEER TO THE EAST AND EVENTUALLY TO THE SOUTH BY FRIDAY MORNING WITH
SPEEDS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KTS.
CLK


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

KFMN 171128Z 1712/1812 VRB06KT P6SM FEW100
     FM172000 28008KT P6SM FEW250
     FM180200 VRB06KT P6SM SCT200
METAR KFMN 171453Z 09008KT 10SM CLR 06/M05 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP190
       T00611050 51023
METAR KFMN 171353Z 10005KT 10SM CLR 03/M06 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP185
       T00331056

METAR KSKX 171635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM FEW035 SCT043 08/M02 A3023 RMK
       AO1
METAR KSKX 171455Z AUTO 07003KT 10SM FEW016 04/00 A3021 RMK AO1
       52027
METAR KSKX 171435Z AUTO 36005KT 10SM FEW014 04/M01 A3021 RMK AO1

KLVS 171426Z 1714/1812 07010KT P6SM SCT025 OVC040
      TEMPO 1714/1717 BKN020
     FM171800 05009KT P6SM FEW025 BKN050
     FM171930 16010KT P6SM SCT060
     FM172100 19012G20KT P6SM SCT100
     FM180300 18008KT P6SM FEW200
METAR KLVS 171453Z AUTO 05008KT 10SM SCT016 OVC032 03/M01 A3021 RMK AO2
       SLP192 T00281011 51022
METAR KLVS 171353Z AUTO 06009KT 10SM BKN019 OVC035 02/M02 A3019 RMK AO2
       SLP182 T00221017

METAR KRTN 171453Z AUTO 11008KT 10SM SCT015 BKN021 OVC026 03/01 A3020
       RMK AO2 SLP216 T00280006 51021
SPECI KRTN 171434Z AUTO 12007KT 10SM FEW010 BKN023 OVC030 03/01 A3019
       RMK AO2 T00280006
METAR KRTN 171353Z AUTO 05004KT 10SM OVC031 03/01 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP211
       T00280011

METAR KCAO 171455Z AUTO 04010KT 10SM BKN009 OVC012 04/02 A3022 RMK AO2
       CIG 006V010 SLP219 60000 T00440017 51022
SPECI KCAO 171440Z AUTO 03012KT 10SM BKN009 OVC014 04/02 A3022 RMK AO2
       CIG 006V013 T00390017
SPECI KCAO 171432Z AUTO 03011KT 10SM SCT006 BKN010 OVC014 04/02 A3021
       RMK AO2 T00390017

Albuquerque (KABX) 04/17/14 16:33 UTC
Radar VAD winds      Height      Dir/Spd(kt)
                  15000 FT MSL...056/009
                  11000 FT MSL...009/002
                   9000 FT MSL...084/004
                   8700 FT MSL...058/007
                   8000 FT MSL...064/006
                   7000 FT MSL...089/014
                   7000 FT MSL...078/017
                   6900 FT MSL...039/006
                   6300 FT MSL...075/005

Albuquerque Aviation Discussion
Issued at 1238 UTC Thursday, April 17, 2014

.AVIATION...
12Z TAF CYCLE
IN THE WAKE OF A BACK DOOR FRONT...BKN-OVC030-050 CLOUD DECK
EXTENDS FROM THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS EAST TO THE TEXAS
BORDER INCLUDING KRTN...KLVS AND KCAO. SOME LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
WILL LINGER OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN AS WELL...WITH LOCAL MVFR CIGS
AND VSBYS THROUGH AROUND 15Z. CIGS COULD MOVE INTO THE KTCC AREA AS
WELL. CLOUD COVER SHOULD ERODE STEADILY THIS MORNING. GUSTY NORTH
TO NORTHEAST WINDS ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS WILL ALSO GRADUALLY
RELAX. ELSEWHERE...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH PERIOD WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF THE PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST TO EAST CENTRAL PLAINS
INCLUDING KCVS AND KROW WHERE LOW CLOUDS COULD DEVELOP EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING.
05

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

DATA BASED ON 171200Z    
VALID 171800Z   FOR USE 1700-2100Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000
FT  3000    6000   9000    12000   18000   24000  30000  34000  39000
SLC      1905    2111+01 2809-04 3026-16 2934-26 303943 303754 314566
BCE                      2715-01 2933-14 3232-26 323843 313553 303965
LND              2614+00 2816-06 3031-17 3139-30 315944 325755 326666
RKS              2410    2615-07 3026-17 3137-28 315544 325954 326366
GJT              2309+02 2514-04 3024-16 3136-27 324944 325254 324867
FMN              2707+04 3011-03 3124-14 3230-27 334244 334355 334966
ABQ              9900+03 3215-02 3125-14 3232-27 324344 344555 335266
MBW              2512    2620-08 3038-19 3252-30 336945 336956 326762
DEN              9900+01 2917-06 3137-20 3351-31 336445 336955 336462
PUB              2608+00 3212-05 3236-19 3345-31 346445 347056 336362
ALS                      2709-04 3230-17 3341-29 335545 336155 336065
TCC      0715    3517-01 3420-04 3130-16 3243-29 336346 347456 325860
BFF      1715    2711-02 2717-10 3139-23 3361-33 338146 338156 326158
GLD      1812    2211-03 2812-09 3032-21 3241-34 346648 346855 324455
GCK      1006+03 9900-03 2709-09 3021-21 3131-34 313349 313554 303554
GAG      0723+00 1715-02 2130-06 2626-20 2727-33 262948 263055 283556
AMA      0613    1508-02 3013-05 3028-18 3141-31 325148 324655 304556
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DATA BASED ON 171200Z    
VALID 180000Z   FOR USE 2100-0600Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000
FT  3000    6000   9000    12000   18000   24000  30000  34000  39000
SLC      1806    2016+05 2812+01 2737-14 2839-26 283943 283754 273566
BCE                      2313+03 2826-13 2919-26 261943 262454 263465
LND              2514+03 2716-02 2830-16 2938-28 303943 304153 304367
RKS              2513    2516-03 2830-16 2937-27 304043 303953 303766
GJT              2208+06 2417-01 2931-14 3032-26 313543 303053 313865
FMN              2607+08 2712+00 3028-14 2926-26 312543 322553 324365
ABQ              1805+08 2610+01 3122-14 3024-26 302943 323354 325064
MBW              2420    2526-05 3030-16 3138-28 314943 325554 335567
DEN              1906+04 2614-03 2930-16 3136-28 324744 335155 335366
PUB              1814+03 2621-02 3125-15 3136-28 335044 335155 335666
ALS                      2114+00 3028-14 3135-27 324444 334254 344267
TCC      1009    3508+03 3417-02 3229-14 3236-28 335144 335255 335465
BFF      1912    2015+01 2423-07 3040-17 3251-30 336244 346755 336165
GLD      1819    2018-01 3022-06 3236-18 3351-30 336245 346556 335862
GCK      1613+04 3006-01 3214-06 3334-18 3446-30 345745 345856 335560
GAG      1411+03 2610-01 3013-05 3231-18 3440-31 346046 346356 334759
AMA      0909    3212+00 3216-02 3234-15 3442-29 334845 335855 335663
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DATA BASED ON 171200Z    
VALID 181200Z   FOR USE 0600-1700Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000
FT  3000    6000   9000    12000   18000   24000  30000  34000  39000
SLC      2214    2426+09 2428+01 2340-17 2349-29 236044 234552 236164
BCE                      2028+01 2034-14 2132-28 204143 223552 224663
LND              2219+07 2443+01 2544-13 2647-27 256044 255054 255565
RKS              2323    2531+01 2436-15 2542-27 245944 254753 255164
GJT              2213+09 2423+02 2425-14 2427-27 233843 243552 253664
FMN              2208+10 2408+02 2310-15 2313-26 212143 242452 263464
ABQ              2214+07 2713+02 2111-14 2413-26 261542 262451 264063
MBW              2631    2729+01 2828-15 2840-27 275244 264354 264265
DEN              3017+08 3115+02 3019-15 3025-26 283243 283154 273265
PUB              3020+08 3118+02 3112-14 3219-26 302443 292753 283465
ALS                      2920+01 3105-14 3106-26 281843 272353 293564
TCC      2213    2218+06 2819+01 2616-13 2522-26 271242 301753 303664
BFF      2716    2715+05 2822+00 3128-15 3039-27 284844 284654 284565
GLD      2131    2225+05 2615-01 3023-15 3129-27 293143 292853 303266
GCK      2121+08 2216+04 2618-01 3020-15 3028-27 312642 312253 312466
GAG      2015+04 9900+05 3216-01 2921-15 3128-27 323043 332654 332666
AMA      2507    2806+06 2814+00 2918-14 3022-26 302042 312054 313564
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