205  
NZUS99 KBOU 270046  
SYNBOU  
 
HOT-AIR BALLOON FORECAST FOR COLORADO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER, COLORADO  
1845 MDT THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
 
* * * * * NORTHEAST COLORADO * * * * *  
 
METAR KFNL 262356Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 17/M03 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP204  
T01721033 10172 20133 56008  
METAR KFNL 262256Z AUTO VRB05KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP206  
T01721039  
METAR KFNL 262156Z AUTO 16008KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP206  
T01671039  
 
METAR KGXY 262356Z AUTO 05005KT 8SM CLR 17/M04 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP224  
T01671044 10172 20122 56013  
METAR KGXY 262256Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 16/M05 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP226  
T01611050  
METAR KGXY 262156Z AUTO 06008G15KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP227  
T01611044  
 
METAR KLMO 270035Z AUTO 18004KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3024 RMK AO2  
T01661043  
METAR KLMO 270015Z AUTO 12003KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3024 RMK AO2  
T01691044  
METAR KLMO 262355Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3025 RMK AO2  
T01721040  
 
METAR KBDU 270031Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 15/M03 A3023 RMK AO2  
METAR KBDU 270013Z AUTO 11005KT 10SM CLR 15/M03 A3023 RMK AO2  
METAR KBDU 262354Z AUTO 11005KT 10SM CLR 15/M04 A3023 RMK AO2  
 
METAR KEIK 270031Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 15/M06 A3028 RMK AO2  
T01501060  
METAR KEIK 270013Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 15/M06 A3028 RMK AO2  
T01501058  
METAR KEIK 262354Z AUTO 05005KT 10SM CLR 15/M06 A3028 RMK AO2  
T01541058  
 
KBJC 262340Z 2700/2724 05008KT P6SM FEW070  
FM270200 24005KT P6SM SKC  
FM270600 29005KT P6SM SKC  
FM271500 VRB05KT P6SM SKC  
FM271800 09005KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KBJC 262345Z 35005KT 30SM SKC 14/M04 A3026  
METAR KBJC 262245Z 05007KT 30SM FEW070 14/M04 A3025  
METAR KBJC 262145Z 03008G12KT 30SM SCT070 15/M04 A3026  
 
KDEN 262340Z 2700/2806 04008G16KT P6SM FEW070  
FM270200 14007KT P6SM SKC  
FM270500 20009KT P6SM SKC  
FM271400 VRB06KT P6SM SKC  
FM271800 08007KT P6SM SKC  
FM272100 09012KT P6SM FEW100  
FM280200 13009KT P6SM FEW120  
METAR KDEN 262353Z 01006KT 10SM FEW070 14/M04 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP204  
T01441044 10150 20117 55004  
METAR KDEN 262253Z 04010G19KT 10SM FEW070 14/M04 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP204  
T01441044  
METAR KDEN 262153Z 36007KT 10SM FEW070 14/M04 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP205  
T01441044  
 
METAR KFTG 262347Z 36007G14KT 10SM SKC 15/M05 A3025  
METAR KFTG 262247Z 35010G21KT 10SM SKC 15/M04 A3025  
METAR KFTG 262150Z 36009G24KT 10SM FEW075 15/M04 A3026  
 
METAR KBKF 262358Z 03004KT 10SM FEW080 14/M05 A3025 RMK AO2A SLP207  
T01421050 10149 20138 55004  
METAR KBKF 262258Z 02006KT 10SM FEW080 15/M05 A3025 RMK AO2A SLP207  
T01461052  
METAR KBKF 262158Z 03010G17KT 10SM FEW080 14/M05 A3026 RMK AO2A SLP214  
T01431050  
 
KAPA 262340Z 2700/2724 01012G23KT P6SM FEW090  
FM270200 13007KT P6SM SKC  
FM270500 19009KT P6SM SKC  
FM271400 VRB06KT P6SM SKC  
FM271800 09007KT P6SM SKC  
FM272100 08012KT P6SM FEW100  
METAR KAPA 262353Z 02007KT 10SM FEW100 13/M04 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP224  
T01281044 10139 20078 55003  
METAR KAPA 262253Z 36012G23KT 330V060 10SM FEW100 13/M04 A3025 RMK AO2  
SLP221 T01331039  
METAR KAPA 262153Z 01008G16KT 10SM FEW070 13/M03 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP222  
T01331033  
 
METAR KMNH 270030Z AUTO 01008KT 10SM CLR 08/M05 A3030 RMK AO2  
METAR KMNH 270012Z AUTO 35008KT 10SM CLR 08/M05 A3030 RMK AO2  
METAR KMNH 262353Z AUTO 02009KT 10SM CLR 08/M05 A3030 RMK AO2  
 
METAR KFMM 270035Z AUTO 35009KT 10SM CLR 15/M06 A3022 RMK AO2  
T01531064  
METAR KFMM 270015Z AUTO 01007KT 10SM CLR 16/M06 A3022 RMK AO2  
T01591060  
METAR KFMM 262355Z AUTO 35009KT 10SM CLR 16/M06 A3023 RMK AO2 T01611062  
10179 20130  
 
METAR KAKO 262353Z AUTO 35012KT 10SM CLR 14/M03 A3022 RMK AO2 PK WND  
02026/2257 SLP214 60000 T01391033 10150 20111 56005  
METAR KAKO 262253Z AUTO 01016G26KT 10SM CLR 14/M03 A3022 RMK AO2 PK WND  
34026/2246 SLP211 T01441028  
METAR KAKO 262153Z AUTO 36016G24KT 10SM FEW070 BKN080 14/M03 A3023 RMK  
AO2 PK WND 35029/2121 SLP213 T01391028  
 
METAR KLIC 262355Z AUTO 01012G23KT 10SM CLR 13/M05 A3024 RMK AO2 PK WND  
34028/2306 SLP213 T01281050 10150 20106 53000  
METAR KLIC 262255Z AUTO 35018G26KT 10SM SCT070 13/M04 A3024 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 35028/2236 SLP210 T01331044  
METAR KLIC 262155Z AUTO 36019G28KT 10SM CLR 14/M04 A3024 RMK AO2 PK WND  
36031/2056 SLP206 T01391044  
 
METAR KHEQ 270035Z AUTO 34010KT 10SM CLR 16/M02 A3019 RMK AO2  
METAR KHEQ 270015Z AUTO 35012KT 10SM CLR 17/M03 A3019 RMK AO2  
METAR KHEQ 262350Z AUTO 35016G19KT 10SM CLR 17/M02 A3019 RMK AO2  
 
METAR K2V6 270039Z AUTO 35010KT 10SM CLR 13/M07 A3020 RMK AO2  
METAR K2V6 270019Z AUTO 35015G19KT 10SM CLR 13/M07 A3020 RMK AO2  
METAR K2V6 262359Z AUTO 36011G17KT 10SM SCT080 13/M07 A3020 RMK AO2  
 
METAR K2V5 270035Z AUTO 35013G18KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3019 RMK AO2  
METAR K2V5 270015Z AUTO 01013G19KT 10SM CLR 16/M03 A3019 RMK AO2  
METAR K2V5 262355Z AUTO 35010G22KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3019 RMK AO2  
 
METAR KITR 262353Z AUTO 01015G24KT 10SM FEW075 15/M02 A3020 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 04032/2300 SLP204 T01501022 10172 20139 53001  
METAR KITR 262253Z AUTO 01016G24KT 10SM FEW075 16/M02 A3019 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 02031/2209 SLP206 T01561017  
METAR KITR 262153Z AUTO 01022G28KT 10SM FEW070 BKN090 16/M02 A3019 RMK  
AO2 PK WND 36032/2059 SLP209 T01611022  
 
SUNRISE/SUNSET FOR 04/26/2018  
FORT COLLINS - 06:05:22 MDT / 19:50:43 MDT  
DENVER - 06:06:25 MDT / 19:48:49 MDT  
STERLING - 05:57:47 MDT / 19:43:28 MDT  
 
DENVER/BOULDER AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2025 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z FRIDAY AFTERNOON)  
ISSUED AT 225 PM MDT THU APR 26 2018  
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND VFR CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY.  
NORTH/NORTHEAST WINDS 10-18 KNOTS WILL DIMINISH THROUGH 00Z  
AND GRADUALLY TURN MORE EAST/SOUTHEASTERLY 01Z-04Z. THEN WINDS  
WILL TURN TO NORMAL SOUTH/SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS AT KDEN BY  
06Z-08Z. WEAK DIURNAL EASTERLIES SHOULD DEVELOP 18Z-20Z FRIDAY  
WITH EASTERLY PRESSURE GRADIENT IN PLACE.  
 
* * * * * SOUTHEAST COLORADO * * * * *  
 
METAR K4BM 270033Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M05 A3042 RMK AO2  
METAR K4BM 270015Z AUTO 14003KT 10SM CLR 01/M04 A3042 RMK AO2  
METAR K4BM 262354Z AUTO 13006KT 10SM CLR 00/M04 A3042 RMK AO2  
 
METAR KAFF 262358Z AUTO 36012G18KT 10SM CLR 12/M05 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP215  
T01201046 10125 20108  
SPECI KAFF 262341Z AUTO 34011G18KT 10SM CLR 12/M04 A3026 RMK AO2 WSHFT  
29 SLP215  
 
KCOS 262339Z 2700/2724 03016KT P6SM FEW060  
FM270200 04009KT P6SM SKC  
FM270600 VRB05KT P6SM SKC  
FM271800 15010KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KCOS 262354Z 02017KT 10SM FEW060 13/M04 A3025 RMK AO2 PK WND  
01028/2315 SLP212 T01331039 10139 20083 55003  
METAR KCOS 262254Z 02018G26KT 10SM FEW060 14/M04 A3024 RMK AO2 PK WND  
01032/2221 SLP206 T01391039  
METAR KCOS 262154Z 01019G25KT 10SM FEW060 14/M02 A3025 RMK AO2 PK WND  
03028/2139 SLP205 T01391022  
 
METAR KABH 262356Z AUTO 02016KT A3025 RMK AO2 PK WND 03030/2342 SLPNO  
55000 $  
METAR KABH 262256Z AUTO 01014G26KT A3024 RMK AO2 PK WND 35031/2220 SLPNO  
$  
METAR KABH 262156Z AUTO 02020G26KT A3024 RMK AO2 PK WND 03029/2145 SLPNO  
$  
 
METAR KFLY 270035Z AUTO 02009KT 10SM CLR 11/M06 A3029 RMK AO2  
T01061065  
METAR KFLY 270015Z AUTO 01008G16KT 10SM CLR 11/M06 A3028 RMK AO2  
T01101065  
METAR KFLY 262355Z AUTO 01011G18KT 10SM CLR 12/M07 A3028 RMK AO2  
T01161066 10124 20067  
 
KFCS 262141Z 2621/2803 36015G25KT 9999 FEW035 520009 QNH3020INS  
TEMPO 2621/2623 01025G35KT 530009  
BECMG 2701/2702 34009KT 9999 SKC QNH3027INS  
BECMG 2704/2705 30009KT 9999 SKC QNH3021INS  
BECMG 2715/2716 17012KT 9999 FEW120 QNH3007INS TX14/2623Z  
TN00/2712Z  
METAR KFCS 262358Z AUTO 03013G19KT 10SM CLR 15/M04 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP221  
T01461042 10151 20135 $  
METAR KFCS 262258Z AUTO 36013G19KT 10SM CLR 15/M03 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP218  
T01491035 $  
METAR KFCS 262158Z AUTO 01021G26KT 10SM CLR 14/M03 A3021 RMK AO2 PK WND  
03031/39 SLP223 T01441034 $  
 
KPUB 262339Z 2700/2724 03012KT P6SM SCT080  
TEMPO 2700/2701 04012G22KT  
FM270200 06009KT P6SM SKC  
FM270600 VRB04KT P6SM SKC  
FM271900 12010KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KPUB 262353Z AUTO 04009G15KT 10SM BKN080 17/M04 A3022 RMK AO2  
SLP197 T01721039 10183 20150 53002  
METAR KPUB 262253Z AUTO 03014G21KT 10SM CLR 18/M04 A3021 RMK AO2 PK WND  
04031/2205 SLP194 T01831039  
METAR KPUB 262153Z AUTO 04023G29KT 10SM CLR 17/M03 A3021 RMK AO2 PK WND  
02036/2059 SLP206 T01721028  
 
METAR KVTP 270048Z AUTO 03018G24KT 10SM CLR 01/M04 A3046 RMK AO2  
METAR KVTP 270030Z AUTO 03014G19KT 10SM CLR 01/M04 A3047 RMK AO2  
METAR KVTP 262359Z AUTO 05009G19KT 030V120 10SM CLR 01/M05 A3047 RMK  
AO2  
 
METAR KTAD 262354Z AUTO 35012G23KT 10SM FEW070 14/M05 A3025 RMK AO2  
SLP208 T01391050 10150 20122 53001  
METAR KTAD 262254Z AUTO 05012G23KT 10SM SCT075 14/M05 A3024 RMK AO2  
SLP204 T01441050  
METAR KTAD 262154Z AUTO 01011G27KT 10SM BKN075 13/M04 A3025 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 02030/2108 SLP199 T01331044  
 
METAR KLHX 262353Z AUTO 05016KT 10SM CLR 17/M05 A3020 RMK AO2 PK WND  
03027/2342 SLP203 T01671050 10194 20161 50004  
METAR KLHX 262253Z AUTO 36013G20KT 10SM BKN085 18/M04 A3020 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 02035/2155 SLP208 T01781044  
METAR KLHX 262153Z AUTO 01022G32KT 10SM FEW090 18/M04 A3019 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 36037/2142 SLP202 T01831044  
 
METAR KLAA 262353Z AUTO 02014G23KT 10SM BKN090 16/M03 A3018 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 03028/2302 SLP209 T01611033 10189 20161 53008 TSNO  
METAR KLAA 262253Z AUTO 36018G27KT 10SM SCT095 18/M04 A3016 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 36033/2205 SLP202 T01781039 TSNO  
METAR KLAA 262153Z AUTO 01017G29KT 10SM BKN090 BKN110 17/M04 A3015 RMK  
AO2 PK WND 02035/2115 SLP199 T01721039 TSNO  
 
METAR KSPD 262356Z AUTO 02023G32KT 14/M04 A3018 RMK AO1 PK WND  
01038/2322 SLP201 T01391039 10189 20139 53014  
METAR KSPD 262256Z AUTO 36023G35KT 15/M04 A3016 RMK AO1 PK WND  
03039/2207 SLP188 T01501039  
METAR KSPD 262156Z AUTO 01028G37KT 16/M04 A3014 RMK AO1 PK WND  
36040/2115 SLP182 T01611044  
 
SUNRISE/SUNSET FOR 04/26/2018  
BURLINGTON - 05:56:23 MDT / 19:37:19 MDT  
PUEBLO - 06:07:34 MDT / 19:44:56 MDT  
LAMAR - 05:59:51 MDT / 19:36:37 MDT  
 
PUEBLO AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 0020 UTC FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)  
ISSUED AT 620 PM MDT THU APR 26 2018  
WINDS OUT OF THE NORTH, THOUGH STILL GUSTING OVER 20 KNOTS AT KCOS  
AND KPUB, WILL CONTINUE TO WEAKEN LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE  
EVENING. AFTER AROUND 9 PM, WINDS WILL BE LIGHT FOR THE REST OF THE  
EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS AT KALS MAY BECOME GUSTY FROM  
THE EAST THIS EVENING BETWEEN 5 PM AND 10 PM BEFORE BECOMING LIGHT.  
WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE SOUTH/SOUTHEAST TO 5-10 KNOTS BY LATE  
MORNING AT ALL THREE SITES. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT KCOS,  
KPUB AND KALS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  
 
* * * * * NORTHWEST COLORADO * * * * *  
 
METAR KCAG 262353Z AUTO 24003KT 10SM CLR 17/M05 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP204  
T01671050 10172 20133 56012  
METAR KCAG 262253Z AUTO VRB04KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP200  
T01721044  
METAR KCAG 262153Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 16/M06 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP211  
T01611056  
 
METAR KHDN 262356Z AUTO 26005KT 10SM CLR 15/M07 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP213  
T01501067 10156 20106 56007  
METAR KHDN 262256Z AUTO 27005KT 10SM CLR 14/M06 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP215  
T01441061  
METAR KHDN 262156Z AUTO VRB06KT 10SM CLR 14/M06 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP212  
T01441061  
 
METAR KSBS 270035Z AUTO 25009KT 10SM CLR 15/M08 A3023 RMK AO1  
T01481083  
METAR KSBS 270015Z AUTO 25006KT 10SM CLR 15/M10 A3023 RMK AO1  
T01541098  
METAR KSBS 262355Z AUTO 28006G09KT 10SM CLR 15/M10 A3023 RMK AO1  
T01541105  
 
METAR KC07 270030Z AUTO 34006KT 10SM CLR 05/M10 A3039 RMK AO2  
METAR KC07 270006Z AUTO 32007KT 260V010 10SM CLR 05/M10 A3039 RMK  
AO2  
METAR KC07 262348Z AUTO 33007KT 10SM CLR 06/M10 A3039 RMK AO2  
 
METAR K33V 270035Z AUTO 34009KT 10SM CLR 11/M15 A3030 RMK AO1  
METAR K33V 270015Z AUTO 35009KT 10SM CLR 12/M16 A3030 RMK AO1  
METAR K33V 262355Z AUTO 36009G16KT 10SM CLR 12/M16 A3030 RMK AO1  
 
METAR KEEO 262353Z AUTO 04004KT 10SM CLR 17/M08 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP188  
T01721078 10183 20139 56011  
METAR KEEO 262253Z AUTO 05009KT 10SM CLR 17/M09 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP196  
T01721089  
METAR KEEO 262153Z AUTO 05009KT 10SM CLR 17/M06 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP194  
T01721061  
 
METAR K20V 270030Z AUTO 32007KT 10SM CLR 17/M15 A3026 RMK AO2  
METAR K20V 270012Z AUTO 33007KT 10SM CLR 17/M15 A3025 RMK AO2  
METAR K20V 262354Z AUTO 30003KT 10SM CLR 17/M16 A3026 RMK AO2  
 
METAR KGNB 270045Z AUTO 30007KT 10SM CLR 12/M12 A3028 RMK AO2  
T01211117  
METAR KGNB 270025Z AUTO 33009G15KT 10SM CLR 13/M12 A3028 RMK AO2  
T01251117  
METAR KGNB 262350Z AUTO 31010G16KT 10SM CLR 13/M12 A3028 RMK AO2  
T01271118 10135 20085  
 
METAR K0CO 270030Z AUTO 33009G21KT 251V121 CLR M01/M06 A3044 RMK AO2  
PWINO  
METAR K0CO 270012Z AUTO 32011G18KT 291V001 CLR M01/M06 A3044 RMK AO2  
PWINO  
METAR K0CO 262353Z AUTO 31020G27KT CLR M01/M06 A3043 RMK AO2 PWINO  
 
KGJT 262327Z 2700/2724 32010KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 11006KT P6SM SKC  
FM271800 29005KT P6SM FEW250  
METAR KGJT 262353Z VRB05KT 10SM CLR 23/M06 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP142  
T02281056 10244 20194 56016  
METAR KGJT 262253Z 28009KT 10SM CLR 23/M06 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP144  
T02331056  
METAR KGJT 262153Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 23/M06 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP153  
T02281061  
 
KRIL 262327Z 2700/2724 VRB04KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 11004KT P6SM SKC  
FM271700 29005KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KRIL 262353Z AUTO 32006KT 10SM CLR 21/M08 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP174  
T02061083 10211 20167 56015  
METAR KRIL 262253Z AUTO VRB04KT 10SM CLR 21/M08 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP175  
T02061078  
METAR KRIL 262153Z AUTO 26006KT 10SM CLR 20/M07 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP179  
T02001067  
 
METAR K5SM 270031Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 05/M12 A3042 RMK AO2  
METAR K5SM 270014Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 05/M13 A3042 RMK AO2  
METAR K5SM 262348Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/M11 A3043 RMK AO2  
 
KEGE 262327Z 2700/2724 31008KT P6SM SKC  
FM270500 VRB03KT P6SM SKC  
FM271900 24007KT P6SM SKC  
FM272200 23006KT P6SM SCT200 AMD LTD TO CLD VIS AND WIND  
2705/2713  
METAR KEGE 262356Z 06007KT 10SM CLR 18/M09 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP215  
T01831094 10189 20139 56007  
METAR KEGE 262256Z 31008KT 10SM CLR 18/M11 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP212  
T01831111  
METAR KEGE 262156Z 31010KT 10SM CLR 18/M11 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP212  
T01781111  
 
KASE 262327Z 2700/2724 VRB06KT P6SM SKC  
FM270400 13003KT P6SM SKC  
FM271600 32005KT P6SM FEW250  
FM272100 29005KT P6SM SCT200  
METAR KASE 262353Z 34004KT 10SM CLR 16/M09 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP162  
T01561094 10161 20111 55003  
METAR KASE 262253Z VRB06KT 10SM CLR 16/M09 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP166  
T01561094  
METAR KASE 262153Z 33013G16KT 10SM CLR 16/M09 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP160  
T01611089  
 
METAR KLXV 262353Z AUTO 32006G15KT 10SM CLR 09/M11 A3032 RMK AO2 SLP167  
T00941111 10106 20056 53003  
METAR KLXV 262253Z AUTO 29010KT 10SM CLR 09/M11 A3031 RMK AO2 SLP159  
T00941111  
METAR KLXV 262153Z AUTO 33008G16KT 280V360 10SM CLR 10/M10 A3030 RMK AO2  
SLP153 T01001100  
 
SUNRISE/SUNSET FOR 04/26/2018  
RANGELY - 06:21:03 MDT / 20:04:43 MDT  
GRAND JUNCTION - 06:21:53 MDT / 20:02:04 MDT  
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS - 06:12:31 MDT / 19:57:35 MDT  
 
GRAND JUNCTION (KGJX) 04/27/18 00:34 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
13000 FT MSL...002/012  
12800 FT MSL...011/009  
12000 FT MSL...347/007  
11000 FT MSL...064/008  
10400 FT MSL...065/011  
 
GRAND JUNCTION AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2333 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)  
ISSUED AT 527 PM MDT THU APR 26 2018  
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL KEEP WINDS LIGHT FROM THE  
WEST NORTHWEST SHIFTING TO TERRAIN DRIVEN OVERNIGHT. CIGS WILL  
COME DOWN LATE IN THE PERIOD TOMORROW AS HIGH LEVEL CIRRUS BUILD  
IN. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT ALL REGIONAL TERMINALS OVER  
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  
 
* * * * * SOUTHWEST COLORADO * * * * *  
 
METAR KAJZ 270035Z AUTO 20010KT 10SM CLR 24/M10 A3009 RMK AO2  
T02431096  
METAR KAJZ 270015Z AUTO 24011G20KT 10SM CLR 25/M10 A3009 RMK AO2  
T02481099  
METAR KAJZ 262355Z AUTO 23016KT 10SM CLR 25/M10 A3009 RMK AO2 T02481097  
10256 20195  
 
KMTJ 262327Z 2700/2724 13005KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 13005KT P6SM SKC  
FM271700 31005KT P6SM FEW250  
METAR KMTJ 262353Z AUTO 34006KT 10SM CLR 21/M11 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP163  
T02061106 10206 20161 56012  
METAR KMTJ 262253Z AUTO 34006KT 10SM CLR 21/M11 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP166  
T02061106  
METAR KMTJ 262153Z AUTO 34009G16KT 10SM CLR 21/M11 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP171  
T02061106  
 
METAR KGUC 262356Z AUTO 35011KT 10SM CLR 17/M12 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP203  
T01671117 10172 20133 55002  
METAR KGUC 262256Z AUTO 35010KT 10SM CLR 17/M13 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP201  
T01671128  
METAR KGUC 262156Z AUTO 02010G18KT 10SM CLR 17/M13 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP191  
T01721128  
 
METAR K7BM 270030Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 15/M13 A3032 RMK AO2  
METAR K7BM 270012Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 15/M15 A3032 RMK AO2  
METAR K7BM 262348Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 16/M15 A3031 RMK AO2  
 
METAR KAEJ 270035Z AUTO 33008KT 10SM CLR 16/M14 A3023 RMK AO2  
T01571145  
METAR KAEJ 270015Z AUTO 32008KT 10SM CLR 16/M14 A3022 RMK AO2  
T01621144  
METAR KAEJ 262355Z AUTO 34011KT 10SM CLR 16/M14 A3021 RMK AO2 T01641145  
10174 20124  
 
METAR KANK 270035Z AUTO 12013G22KT 10SM CLR 15/M04 A3029 RMK AO1  
T01491037  
METAR KANK 270015Z AUTO 12014G21KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3029 RMK AO1  
T01561040  
METAR KANK 262355Z AUTO 12014G20KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3027 RMK AO1  
T01621043 10196 20145  
 
METAR KMYP 270034Z AUTO 06017KT 10SM CLR 03/M07 A3051 RMK AO2  
METAR KMYP 270015Z AUTO 06016KT 10SM CLR 04/M10 A3051 RMK AO2  
METAR KMYP 262351Z AUTO 06014G19KT 10SM CLR 05/M11 A3050 RMK AO2  
 
METAR KAIB 270035Z AUTO 07003KT 10SM CLR 22/M15 A3014 RMK AO2  
METAR KAIB 270015Z AUTO 05005KT 10SM CLR 22/M14 A3015 RMK AO2  
METAR KAIB 262355Z AUTO 01007KT 10SM CLR 22/M14 A3015 RMK AO2  
 
KTEX 262327Z 2700/2724 36004KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 13005KT P6SM SKC  
FM271600 24005KT P6SM SKC  
FM272100 26010KT P6SM SCT200  
METAR KTEX 270035Z AUTO 27009KT 10SM CLR 14/M13 A3029 RMK AO2  
T01361132  
METAR KTEX 270015Z AUTO 30007G14KT 260V010 10SM CLR 14/M13 A3030 RMK AO2  
T01371133  
METAR KTEX 262355Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 14/M13 A3030 RMK AO2 T01411127  
10150 20115  
 
METAR KCEZ 262353Z AUTO 34015G21KT 10SM CLR 24/M18 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP134  
T02441183 10250 20206 55009  
METAR KCEZ 262253Z AUTO 32008G20KT 230V350 10SM CLR 25/M18 A3007 RMK AO2  
SLP131 T02501183  
METAR KCEZ 262153Z AUTO 34013G22KT 10SM CLR 24/M17 A3008 RMK AO2 PK WND  
32027/2107 SLP136 T02441167  
 
KDRO 262327Z 2700/2724 03005KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 36004KT P6SM SKC  
FM271600 21005KT P6SM FEW250  
FM272200 26009KT P6SM SCT250  
METAR KDRO 262353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 23/M21 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP131  
T02331211 10244 20183 56008  
METAR KDRO 262253Z AUTO 03005KT 10SM CLR 23/M21 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP130  
T02331211  
METAR KDRO 262153Z AUTO VRB04KT 10SM CLR 23/M22 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP115  
T02331217  
 
METAR KPSO 270035Z AUTO 28004KT 10SM CLR 20/M21 A3015 RMK AO2  
T02001208  
METAR KPSO 270015Z AUTO 03006KT 10SM CLR 21/M21 A3015 RMK AO2  
T02051206  
METAR KPSO 262355Z AUTO 03004KT 10SM CLR 21/M21 A3015 RMK AO2 T02051211  
10212 20173  
 
METAR KCPW 270024Z AUTO 36006KT 10SM CLR 07/M16 A3045 RMK AO2  
METAR KCPW 270006Z AUTO 35003KT 10SM CLR 07/M14 A3045 RMK AO2  
METAR KCPW 262348Z AUTO 30005KT 10SM CLR 07/M13 A3045 RMK AO2  
 
KALS 262339Z 2700/2724 12012G22KT P6SM SKC  
FM270200 11012KT P6SM SKC  
FM270500 VRB06KT P6SM SKC  
FM271700 23010KT P6SM SKC  
FM272200 25012KT P6SM SCT250  
METAR KALS 262352Z AUTO 11017KT 10SM CLR 14/M05 A3018 RMK AO2 PK WND  
12026/2340 SLP182 T01441050 10189 20144 50002  
METAR KALS 262252Z AUTO 12020G27KT 10SM CLR 16/M06 A3018 RMK AO2 PK WND  
12027/2237 SLP176 T01561061  
METAR KALS 262152Z AUTO 11014G18KT 10SM CLR 17/M08 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP176  
T01721078  
 
SUNRISE/SUNSET FOR 04/26/2018  
VAIL - 06:12:09 MDT / 19:54:15 MDT  
DURANGO - 06:22:10 MDT / 19:56:19 MDT  
ALAMOSA - 06:13:53 MDT / 19:48:38 MDT  
 
GRAND JUNCTION (KGJX) 04/27/18 00:34 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
13000 FT MSL...002/012  
12800 FT MSL...011/009  
12000 FT MSL...347/007  
11000 FT MSL...064/008  
10400 FT MSL...065/011  
 
GRAND JUNCTION AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2333 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)  
ISSUED AT 527 PM MDT THU APR 26 2018  
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL KEEP WINDS LIGHT FROM THE  
WEST NORTHWEST SHIFTING TO TERRAIN DRIVEN OVERNIGHT. CIGS WILL  
COME DOWN LATE IN THE PERIOD TOMORROW AS HIGH LEVEL CIRRUS BUILD  
IN. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT ALL REGIONAL TERMINALS OVER  
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  
 
* * * * * ARIZONA * * * * *  
 
KPGA 262327Z 2700/2724 VRB05KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 VRB05KT P6SM BKN150  
FM271800 06007KT P6SM BKN150  
METAR KPGA 262353Z AUTO 10SM CLR 28/M15 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP103 T02781150  
10289 20239 56019 TSNO  
METAR KPGA 262253Z AUTO VRB05KT 10SM CLR 28/M12 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP104  
T02831122 TSNO  
METAR KPGA 262153Z AUTO 07006KT 10SM CLR 28/M09 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP114  
T02781089 TSNO  
 
METAR KRQE 262353Z AUTO 34011KT 10SM CLR 24/M22 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP113  
T02441217 10256 20228 55008 TSNO  
METAR KRQE 262253Z AUTO 35013G17KT 10SM CLR 25/M20 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP112  
T02501200 TSNO  
METAR KRQE 262153Z AUTO 10SM CLR 24/M17 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP118 T02441172  
TSNO  
 
FLAGSTAFF (KFSX) 04/27/18 00:40 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
10000 FT MSL...206/015  
9000 FT MSL...084/006  
9000 FT MSL...079/007  
8000 FT MSL...238/009  
7800 FT MSL...217/012  
 
FLAGSTAFF AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2222 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION...FOR THE 00Z PACKAGE
 
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL OVER  
THE NEXT 24 HOURS UNDER PERIODS OF MID- TO HIGH-CLOUDS. WINDS  
GENERALLY NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 KTS WITH GUSTS 15-20 KTS  
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER 02Z. TEMPORARY MVFR CONDITIONS  
FROM A NEARBY PRESCRIBED BURN WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE AGAIN FRIDAY  
MORNING NEAR KGCN. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF  
AMENDMENTS.  
 
* * * * * UTAH * * * * *  
 
KSLC 262324Z 2700/2806 33009KT P6SM SKC  
FM270400 16006KT P6SM SKC  
FM272000 33008KT P6SM SCT100 BKN150  
FM280200 15010KT P6SM FEW100 SCT150  
METAR KSLC 262354Z 34008KT 10SM CLR 23/01 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP146 T02330006  
10250 20200 56019  
METAR KSLC 262254Z 01012KT 10SM FEW070 24/00 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP151  
T02440000  
METAR KSLC 262154Z 34009G16KT 10SM CLR 24/M01 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP157  
T02391006  
 
KVEL 262327Z 2700/2724 VRB06KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 33004KT P6SM SKC  
FM272000 19004KT P6SM FEW250  
FM272300 VRB04KT P6SM FEW200  
METAR KVEL 262353Z AUTO 14006KT 10SM CLR 21/M07 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP170  
T02061067 10217 20150 56015  
METAR KVEL 262253Z AUTO VRB06KT 10SM CLR 21/M04 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP175  
T02061039  
METAR KVEL 262153Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 20/M03 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP180  
T02001028  
 
METAR KPUC 262353Z AUTO 17007KT 10SM CLR 22/M11 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP162  
T02221106 10228 20183 56015  
METAR KPUC 262253Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 22/M11 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP161  
T02221106  
METAR KPUC 262153Z AUTO VRB04KT 10SM CLR 22/M10 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP164  
T02221100  
 
KCNY 262327Z 2700/2724 17007KT P6SM SKC  
FM270400 03005KT P6SM SKC  
FM271000 12004KT P6SM SKC  
FM272100 22006KT P6SM FEW200  
METAR KCNY 262353Z AUTO 10SM CLR 24/M08 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP141 6////  
T02441083 10256 20200 56016  
METAR KCNY 262253Z AUTO 17007KT 10SM CLR 24/M08 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP145  
T02391078  
METAR KCNY 262153Z AUTO 06009KT 10SM CLR 24/M08 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP147  
T02441078  
 
SALT LAKE CITY (KMTX) 04/27/18 00:30 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
18000 FT MSL...250/003  
10000 FT MSL...094/005  
9300 FT MSL...277/002  
9000 FT MSL...080/004  
7600 FT MSL...068/003  
7500 FT MSL...117/006  
7000 FT MSL...129/004  
6900 FT MSL...141/004  
 
SALT LAKE CITY AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2156 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
THE SLC TERMINAL WILL SEE VFR CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT WITH  
NO AVIATION IMPACTS TO THE TERMINAL. NORTHERLY WINDS IN PLACE,  
ALTHOUGH LIGHT, ARE EXPECTED TO SWITCH TO THE SOUTHEAST BETWEEN 03Z-  
04Z.  
 
* * * * * WYOMING * * * * *  
 
KEVW 262324Z 2700/2724 31007KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 10007KT P6SM SKC  
FM271800 23010KT P6SM SCT080 BKN130=  
METAR KEVW 262353Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 19/M06 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP172  
T01891061 10194 20133 56013  
METAR KEVW 262253Z AUTO 30007KT 10SM CLR 19/M07 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP178  
T01891067  
METAR KEVW 262153Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 18/M07 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP182  
T01831072  
 
KRKS 262320Z 2700/2724 VRB04KT P6SM SKC  
FM272000 23007KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KRKS 262354Z AUTO 10005KT 10SM CLR 17/M10 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP201  
T01671100 10178 20106 56013  
METAR KRKS 262254Z AUTO 03005KT 10SM CLR 17/M09 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP202  
T01721094  
METAR KRKS 262154Z AUTO VRB06KT 10SM CLR 16/M10 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP206  
T01611100  
 
KRWL 262320Z 2700/2724 34008KT P6SM SKC  
FM270200 VRB05KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KRWL 262353Z AUTO 35006KT 10SM CLR 15/M08 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP211  
T01501083 10161 20089 56009  
METAR KRWL 262253Z AUTO 01007G18KT 300V040 10SM CLR 15/M07 A3026 RMK AO2  
SLP202 T01501072  
METAR KRWL 262153Z AUTO 35011G15KT 290V020 10SM CLR 16/M06 A3027 RMK AO2  
SLP202 T01561061  
 
KLAR 262320Z 2700/2724 33011KT P6SM SCT080  
FM270100 VRB06KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KLAR 262353Z AUTO 36011G17KT 10SM CLR 12/M06 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP205  
T01221061 10122 20061 56008  
METAR KLAR 262253Z AUTO 33007G17KT 10SM CLR 12/M06 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP202  
T01171061  
METAR KLAR 262153Z AUTO 35010G18KT 10SM CLR 12/M06 A3027 RMK AO2 SLP196  
T01221056  
 
KCYS 262320Z 2700/2724 03010KT P6SM SKC  
FM270300 28007KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KCYS 262353Z 01008KT 10SM CLR 13/M04 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP204  
T01331039 10133 20078 56009  
METAR KCYS 262253Z 04008KT 350V080 10SM CLR 13/M04 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP203  
T01331039  
METAR KCYS 262153Z 01009KT 10SM CLR 12/M04 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP210  
T01221044  
 
RIVERTON (KRIW) 04/27/18 00:33 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
11000 FT MSL...286/005  
6500 FT MSL...085/005  
6000 FT MSL...103/005  
5900 FT MSL...096/005  
 
CHEYENNE (KCYS) 04/27/18 00:33 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
12000 FT MSL...319/023  
10000 FT MSL...254/035  
 
RIVERTON AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2112 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)  
ISSUED AT 309 PM MDT THU APR 26 2018  
VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD WITH MAINLY  
 
CHEYENNE AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2340 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING)  
VFR CONDITIONS AND CLEAR SKIES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE NIGHT AND  
INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT AND VARIABLE  
AFTER 02Z. THE PROBABILITY OF FOG IS LOW TONIGHT DUE TO THE DRY  
AIRMASS.  
 
* * * * * NEBRASKA * * * * *  
 
METAR KIBM 270035Z AUTO 33009G14KT 10SM CLR 14/M04 A3022 RMK AO2  
T01371038  
METAR KIBM 270015Z AUTO 36013G16KT 10SM CLR 14/M04 A3022 RMK AO2  
T01401039  
METAR KIBM 262355Z AUTO 33012G16KT 10SM CLR 15/M03 A3022 RMK AO2  
T01451032 10151 20113  
 
KSNY 262320Z 2700/2724 35013G20KT P6SM SCT080  
FM270100 27009KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KSNY 262353Z AUTO 34013KT 10SM CLR 16/M03 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP212  
T01561033 10167 20122 55006  
METAR KSNY 262253Z AUTO 34012G19KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP210  
T01561039  
METAR KSNY 262153Z AUTO 34017G25KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP209  
T01611039  
 
METAR KOGA 270035Z AUTO 35008KT 10SM CLR 16/M03 A3017 RMK AO2  
T01621032  
METAR KOGA 270015Z AUTO 35013G16KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3017 RMK AO2  
T01671036  
METAR KOGA 262355Z AUTO 36012KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3017 RMK AO2 T01701036  
10175 20157  
 
METAR KIML 262353Z AUTO 34015G23KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3017 RMK AO2 PK WND  
34026/2326 SLP211 T01671044 10178 20156 56002  
METAR KIML 262253Z AUTO 35017G22KT 10SM CLR 17/M03 A3017 RMK AO2 PK WND  
33026/2216 SLP214 T01721033  
METAR KIML 262153Z AUTO 33020G28KT 10SM FEW080 18/M03 A3017 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 36029/2056 SLP215 T01781033  
 
KMCK 262321Z 2700/2724 36015G23KT P6SM SKC  
FM270100 36009KT P6SM SKC  
FM270400 VRB04KT P6SM SKC  
FM270900 27006KT P6SM SKC  
FM272000 31009KT P6SM SKC  
FM272300 36006KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KMCK 262353Z AUTO 01014G22KT 10SM CLR 17/M02 A3013 RMK AO2 PK WND  
36027/2303 SLP203 6//// T01721022 10189 20167 53002  
METAR KMCK 262253Z AUTO 36020G27KT 10SM CLR 18/M02 A3013 RMK AO2 PK WND  
01029/2209 SLP203 T01781017  
METAR KMCK 262153Z AUTO 02017G27KT 10SM CLR 18/M02 A3012 RMK AO2 PK WND  
01031/2108 SLP199 T01781017  
 
NORTH PLATTE (KLNX) 04/27/18 00:30 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
7000 FT MSL...339/018  
6000 FT MSL...342/019  
5800 FT MSL...347/019  
5000 FT MSL...342/018  
4100 FT MSL...348/016  
4000 FT MSL...345/018  
4000 FT MSL...345/018  
3400 FT MSL...346/017  
 
NORTH PLATTE AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2316 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)  
ISSUED AT 613 PM CDT THU APR 26 2018  
CLEAR SKIES WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY WITH WINDS BECOMING  
LIGHT AND VARIABLE AND THEN INCREASING OUT OF THE NORTHWEST  
THROUGH THE DAY ON FRIDAY. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.  
 
* * * * * KANSAS * * * * *  
 
KGLD 262321Z 2700/2724 01015G23KT P6SM FEW080  
FM270100 36010KT P6SM SKC  
FM270400 VRB06KT P6SM SKC  
FM271000 25007KT P6SM SKC  
FM271700 29008KT P6SM SKC  
FM272100 VRB04KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KGLD 262353Z AUTO 36015G25KT 10SM FEW080 16/M03 A3017 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 36026/2307 SLP205 60000 T01561028 10178 20150 53003  
METAR KGLD 262253Z AUTO 34016G26KT 10SM SCT080 17/M03 A3017 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 36028/2208 SLP203 T01671028  
METAR KGLD 262153Z AUTO 02018G26KT 10SM SCT080 17/M02 A3016 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 01032/2124 SLP199 T01721017  
 
KGCK 270036Z 2701/2724 03017G27KT P6SM BKN080  
FM270900 27007KT P6SM SKC  
FM271500 25007KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KGCK 262354Z 03017KT 10SM BKN080 16/02 A3011 RMK AO2 PK WND  
03026/2328 SLP195 T01610017 10183 20150 53009  
METAR KGCK 262254Z 04020G28KT 10SM CLR 17/02 A3010 RMK AO2 PK WND  
01030/2234 SLP188 T01720017  
METAR KGCK 262154Z 04019G29KT 10SM CLR 18/02 A3008 RMK AO2 PK WND  
02033/2103 SLP181 T01780022  
 
METAR KLBL 262356Z AUTO 02020G25KT 10SM CLR 17/03 A3010 RMK AO2 PK WND  
01030/2326 SLP190 T01720028 10200 20156 51014  
METAR KLBL 262256Z AUTO 01021G31KT 10SM FEW055 18/04 A3009 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 01031/2255 SLP184 T01830044  
METAR KLBL 262156Z AUTO 36020G29KT 10SM CLR 16/04 A3007 RMK AO2 PK WND  
01033/2100 SLP181 T01610039  
 
METAR KEHA 270035Z AUTO 01016G24KT 10SM CLR 18/01 A3016 RMK AO2  
T01750014  
METAR KEHA 270015Z AUTO 01022G29KT 10SM CLR 18/01 A3014 RMK AO2  
T01800008  
METAR KEHA 262355Z AUTO 36023G29KT 10SM CLR 19/01 A3013 RMK AO2  
T01860010 10207 20183  
 
GOODLAND (KGLD) 04/27/18 00:29 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
8000 FT MSL...345/015  
7000 FT MSL...355/019  
6400 FT MSL...357/020  
6000 FT MSL...358/021  
5000 FT MSL...001/020  
4600 FT MSL...003/016  
4600 FT MSL...356/020  
4000 FT MSL...000/015  
4000 FT MSL...356/017  
 
DODGE CITY (KDDC) 04/27/18 00:30 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
14000 FT MSL...315/030  
8800 FT MSL...303/002  
7000 FT MSL...022/016  
6000 FT MSL...017/025  
5400 FT MSL...330/005  
5000 FT MSL...021/022  
4000 FT MSL...010/026  
3600 FT MSL...007/018  
3600 FT MSL...011/025  
3000 FT MSL...003/015  
3000 FT MSL...003/015  
 
GOODLAND AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2215 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)  
ISSUED AT 415 PM MDT THU APR 26 2018  
FOR KGLD AND KMCK, VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE PERIOD. BOTH  
TERMINALS WILL HAVE NORTH WINDS GUSTING NEAR 25KTS AT TAF ISSUANCE  
BUT THAT WILL BE BRIEF AS BY 01Z WINDS WILL FALL TOWARD 10KTS. FOR  
THE REST OF THE PERIOD WINDS SLOWLY BACK TO THE WEST-SOUTHWEST  
THROUGH 10Z THEN VEER TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST UNDER 10KTS THROUGH  
17Z BEFORE BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE TOWARD THE END OF THE  
PERIOD. LITTLE IF ANY CLOUD COVER EXPECTED.  
 
DODGE CITY AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 0040 UTC FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)  
ISSUED AT 510 PM CDT THU APR 26 2018  
VFR FOR ALL AIRPORTS THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONG SHORTWAVE WITH  
ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT OVER SW KS CURRENTLY WILL CLEAR THE REGION  
RAPIDLY THIS EVENING. STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL GUST IN THE 30-35 KT  
RANGE FOR ONLY A COUPLE HOURS THROUGH SUNSET, THEN RAPIDLY  
DIMINISH BY MIDNIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES. ALL CLOUDS WILL  
CLEAR TONIGHT, AND SKC IS EXPECTED ALL DAY FRIDAY. EXCELLENT  
FLYING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED FRIDAY, WITH NO CLOUDS AND LIGHT  
WINDS RETAINING A WESTERLY COMPONENT LESS THAN 10 KTS.  
 
* * * * * TEXAS/OKLAHOMA * * * * *  
 
KGUY 262320Z 2700/2724 36025G35KT P6SM FEW100  
FM270100 36015KT P6SM SKC  
FM270600 30006KT P6SM SKC  
FM271300 27010KT P6SM SKC=  
METAR KGUY 262353Z AUTO 02018G26KT 10SM CLR 18/03 A3010 RMK AO2 PK WND  
02033/2300 SLP175 T01780028 10200 20172 53012  
METAR KGUY 262253Z AUTO 02021G32KT 10SM CLR 19/02 A3008 RMK AO2 PK WND  
01032/2231 SLP168 T01890022  
METAR KGUY 262153Z AUTO 02023G32KT 10SM FEW120 18/03 A3007 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 01036/2107 SLP168 T01830028  
 
KDHT 262320Z 2700/2724 02025G35KT P6SM FEW100  
FM270200 36015KT P6SM SKC  
FM270900 27008KT P6SM SKC  
FM271700 23010KT P6SM SKC  
METAR KDHT 262353Z AUTO 01027G34KT 10SM SCT090 18/M03 A3014 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 36036/2326 SLP186 T01831028 10206 20178 53012  
METAR KDHT 262253Z AUTO 36025G37KT 10SM FEW095 19/M03 A3012 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 02042/2159 SLP181 T01891033  
METAR KDHT 262153Z AUTO 01032G38KT 10SM SCT085 19/M02 A3010 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 02042/2057 SLP168 T01891022  
 
AMARILLO (KAMA) 04/27/18 00:42 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
8000 FT MSL...343/047  
7000 FT MSL...006/035  
6000 FT MSL...008/029  
5000 FT MSL...005/031  
 
AMARILLO AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2320 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
 
WINDS WILL BE GUSTING UP TO 30-35 KNOTS OUT OF THE NORTH FOR THE  
FIRST HOUR OF THE 00Z TAF PERIOD. WINDS WILL BE DOWN TO 15 KTS BY  
02Z, THEN DOWN TO LESS THAN 10 KTS BY 09Z AS THE WINDS BACK TO THE  
SOUTHWEST. VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR ALL THREE SITES IN 00Z TAF  
PERIOD; WITH A FEW CLOUDS AT 10K FT AT KDHT AND KGUY IN THE FIRST  
FEW HOURS. THEN CLEAR SKIES FOR ALL THREE TAF SITES THROUGH  
ENTIRE 00Z TAF PERIOD.  
HOFFEDITZ/SCHNEIDER  
 
* * * * * NEW MEXICO * * * * *  
 
KFMN 262320Z 2700/2724 29018G30KT P6SM SKC  
FM270200 31007KT P6SM SKC  
FM270500 08008KT P6SM SKC  
FM271000 11012KT P6SM SCT250  
FM272000 24008KT P6SM SCT150  
METAR KFMN 262353Z 28017G27KT 10SM CLR 25/M14 A3000 RMK AO2 PK WND  
28032/2322 SLP122 T02501144 10272 20217 55006  
METAR KFMN 262253Z 28021G30KT 10SM CLR 26/M14 A2999 RMK AO2 PK WND  
29032/2242 SLP121 T02561144  
METAR KFMN 262153Z 27022G33KT 10SM CLR 26/M13 A3000 RMK AO2 PK WND  
28041/2059 WSHFT 2054 SLP121 T02561128  
 
METAR KSKX 262356Z AUTO 04009G18KT 10SM CLR 19/M16 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP184  
T01941156 10211 20167 53002 $  
METAR KSKX 262256Z AUTO 04011G17KT 10SM CLR 19/M13 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP183  
T01941128 $  
METAR KSKX 262156Z AUTO 01017G24KT 10SM CLR 20/M14 A3017 RMK AO2 PK WND  
36027/2123 SLP169 T02001144 $  
 
KLVS 262320Z 2700/2724 05013G22KT P6SM SKC  
FM270200 02006KT P6SM FEW060  
FM271400 21008KT P6SM SKC  
FM271700 20013G21KT P6SM SCT200  
METAR KLVS 262353Z AUTO 06014G23KT 10SM CLR 14/M03 A3022 RMK AO2 PK WND  
06026/2324 SLP187 T01441033 10172 20144 53010  
METAR KLVS 262253Z AUTO 06014G21KT 10SM CLR 16/M03 A3021 RMK AO2 PK WND  
05026/2232 SLP168 T01561033  
METAR KLVS 262153Z AUTO 05011G21KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3019 RMK AO2 PK WND  
05027/2054 SLP159 T01611039  
 
METAR KRTN 262353Z AUTO 03018G28KT 10SM CLR 13/M05 A3022 RMK AO2 PK WND  
03031/2305 SLP206 T01281050 10150 20128 53004  
METAR KRTN 262253Z AUTO 05021G30KT 10SM CLR 13/M05 A3021 RMK AO2 PK WND  
03033/2208 SLP190 T01331050  
METAR KRTN 262153Z AUTO 04021G31KT 10SM CLR 14/M04 A3021 RMK AO2 PK WND  
03035/2123 SLP187 T01441044  
 
METAR KCAO 262355Z AUTO 36026G33KT 10SM FEW080 14/M04 A3018 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 01033/2351 SLP191 T01441044 10178 20144 51013  
METAR KCAO 262255Z AUTO 01021G33KT 10SM FEW080 17/M04 A3016 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 01038/2203 SLP183 T01671044  
METAR KCAO 262155Z AUTO 35022G32KT 10SM BKN080 16/M03 A3015 RMK AO2 PK  
WND 36038/2103 SLP185 T01561033  
 
ALBUQUERQUE (KABX) 04/27/18 00:31 UTC  
RADAR VAD WINDS HEIGHT DIR/SPD(KT)  
11000 FT MSL...012/002  
10000 FT MSL...032/007  
9000 FT MSL...054/008  
8600 FT MSL...277/007  
8000 FT MSL...342/004  
7000 FT MSL...242/012  
6800 FT MSL...240/012  
6800 FT MSL...048/002  
 
ALBUQUERQUE AVIATION DISCUSSION  
ISSUED AT 2339 UTC THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018  
   
AVIATION
 
 
00Z TAF CYCLE  
A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT HAS REACHED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS OF THE  
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AT 23Z THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE  
WESTWARD TONIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FAR WESTERN NM LATE THIS EVENING.  
WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST BEHIND THE FRONT. STRONG  
CANYON WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS  
FROM KABQ SOUTHWARD TO KOMN AND NEAR K4CR. AN AIRPORT WEATHER WARNING  
HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR KABQ FROM 01Z THROUGH 09Z FOR EAST WIND GUSTS 35  
TO 40 KNOTS.  
AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE IN WESTERN TX MOVES EASTWARD FRIDAY, WINDS  
WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION  
DURING THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS SPEEDS  
FRIDAY WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN 12 KNOTS WITH A FEW GUSTS BETWEEN  
20 AND 25 KNOTS POSSIBLE IN THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND NORTHEAST  
PLAINS DURING PEAK HEATING. SCATTERED TO BROKEN CIRRUS AOA 200 ARE  
EXPECTED FRIDAY, AND VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL TONIGHT THROUGH  
FRIDAY EVENING.  
28  
 
* * * * * WINDS AND TEMPERATURES ALOFT FORECASTS * * * * *  
 
DATA BASED ON 261200Z  
VALID 261800Z FOR USE 1700-2100Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000  
FT 3000 6000 9000 12000 18000 24000 30000 34000 39000  
SLC 9900 0806+06 0409+01 3512-13 3610-26 330643 360852 020761  
BCE 9900+03 3209-13 3410-26 291742 292751 292461  
LND 9900+02 3515-03 0128-14 3627-26 012943 363252 363762  
RKS 9900 0115-03 3626-14 3529-26 362543 012652 363462  
GJT 0311+04 0119-01 3628-13 3533-26 362642 342951 322361  
FMN 3109+08 3421+02 3528-13 3528-26 323442 314251 314360  
ABQ 3215+10 3233+02 3236-13 3139-26 305241 305650 305760  
MBW 3308 3617-08 0140-15 0141-28 014843 365153 365561  
DEN 3617-01 3428-08 0150-17 0160-29 016142 365950 343858  
PUB 3627+01 3321-06 3436-19 3550-30 355640 345448 334958  
ALS 3512-02 3544-14 3550-28 334941 335250 324760  
TCC 0226 0239+04 3516-01 3038-15 2952-27 296142 306950 306459  
BFF 3519 3521-04 3426-09 0244-17 0255-29 026244 016652 365859  
GLD 0131 0231-01 3528-07 3122-22 3123-33 353642 364747 334255  
GCK 3636+08 3629+02 3416-06 2534-18 2640-32 275945 295149 314754  
GAG 2511+08 2810+02 2615-03 2420-17 2741-28 286544 297151 305756  
AMA 3319 3015+05 2821+00 2831-16 2950-27 296142 297050 306558  
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DATA BASED ON 261200Z  
VALID 270000Z FOR USE 2100-0600Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000  
FT 3000 6000 9000 12000 18000 24000 30000 34000 39000  
SLC 9900 0908+09 9900+03 9900-13 9900-26 990043 190552 230861  
BCE 9900+05 9900-14 2206-26 271942 271952 261862  
LND 9900+06 3310+00 0110-14 3415-26 351743 351553 331963  
RKS 9900 9900+00 0108-14 3512-26 351542 351552 341562  
GJT 0310+08 0308+02 3612-13 3418-26 331843 351452 311461  
FMN 3009+13 3207+04 3515-12 3320-26 321942 313251 302961  
ABQ 3509+14 3410+05 3417-13 3327-26 314341 304951 304861  
MBW 3108 3211-04 0221-14 3525-27 363343 013653 353662  
DEN 3606+02 3323-02 0131-15 0136-27 364443 364452 354261  
PUB 0113+03 3423-04 0138-15 3643-27 364943 355052 354261  
ALS 3608+01 3630-14 3437-26 343842 344052 323961  
TCC 0321 0322+04 3629-04 3552-15 3455-26 325441 315150 305160  
BFF 3211 3212-01 3528-03 0135-15 3641-28 364844 015553 355161  
GLD 3519 3520-02 3530-07 0144-16 0155-28 026244 016252 364258  
GCK 0124+07 3624-01 3524-08 3634-21 0163-29 015842 364649 325157  
GAG 3513+07 0121-01 3624-08 3131-21 3030-31 324439 314947 325955  
AMA 0121 3635+01 3440-05 3244-18 3355-27 326040 315948 305957  
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DATA BASED ON 261200Z  
VALID 271200Z FOR USE 0600-1700Z. TEMPS NEG ABV 24000  
FT 3000 6000 9000 12000 18000 24000 30000 34000 39000  
SLC 1605 2009+09 2311+03 2312-14 2112-27 231443 231753 261761  
BCE 2011+04 2318-14 2517-27 211843 231852 272060  
LND 2007+06 2307+00 2809-14 2910-26 281344 271953 282062  
RKS 1108 2006+01 2811-14 2910-26 261344 251553 281861  
GJT 1809+08 2408+03 2816-14 2713-27 251143 271852 261562  
FMN 1507+07 2005+02 2713-13 2411-26 261243 281852 282361  
ABQ 1705+05 2311+04 2912-13 2810-26 281742 282252 293361  
MBW 2908 9900+00 2916-14 3017-26 301943 302753 313163  
DEN 9900+06 2907+00 2916-14 3121-27 312043 302352 322962  
PUB 9900+05 2911+00 3015-14 3219-27 321843 291952 312762  
ALS 2511+01 2914-13 2911-26 291343 291652 302062  
TCC 9900 0222+04 3520+02 3213-14 3417-26 332443 312652 312961  
BFF 3211 3312+05 3413-01 3227-15 3228-27 324244 314653 324963  
GLD 3212 3414+03 3519-01 3330-15 3433-27 334443 334853 324463  
GCK 3416+06 3520+03 3624-01 3431-15 3436-27 344543 344852 334362  
GAG 3624+05 3522+02 3626-02 3629-14 3539-27 354543 344852 334662  
AMA 0115 3624+03 3524+00 3522-14 3431-27 343342 343152 323861  
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