Calming Winds followed by Warmer Temperatures

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Strong and sometimes gusty Bora winds ushered in much colder air during the day on Saturday. The high temperature for the day in Nederland was set a midnight when then thermometer read a balmy 42 F. It was downhill from there. By 7 AM it was 25 F and sub-freezing temperatures were the rule for much of the day. The highest wind gust at our house was 31 mph at 5 AM and again at 4:45 PM.

After a chilly Saturday night, the cold air will be out of here on Sunday, and near seasonable temperatures are expected the next several days. Attention turns to a strong cold front expected to dive southward across northern Colorado and the adjacent plains late Thursday morning. While the core of the coldest air will pass to our east over the central plains temperatures will still tank out in the upper teens to lower 20s Thursday night. The big question is how much moisture will accompany this fast-moving front. At the moment, the American models are not showing much in the way of rain and snow. However, this system is still several days off and bears watching as it could impact the Thursday evening commute. Stay tuned!

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