February 14, 2016 Nederland Weather Discussion

A weak cold front will push southward over northeastern Colorado early Sunday morning. Winds will generally remain from the west northwest over the Front Range foothills, and the resulting downsloping will keep the atmosphere generally dry on the east side of the Continental Divide. The strong winds from Saturday night should subside over the foothill towns of Nederland, Ward, and Rollinsville by Sunday morning.

Temperatures on Sunday will be nearly 10-15 degrees cooler than they were on Saturday. This cool down will be short lived as a warm ridge reestablishes itself over the Western US next week. By Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures will be unseasonably mild over the Front Range with daytime temperatures exceeding 50F in Nederland and closer to 70F on the plains.

The flow aloft will become less amplified by later in the week resulting in cooler temps and an increasing chance of precipitation in the mountains.

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