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Friday November 30, 2018

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr maximum temperature (deg F) for Lamar, CO (KLAA)

A National Weather Service discussion says that "A quasi-stationary front will drape across the Ohio Valley southward into the lower Mississippi Valley through Friday." That stationary front causes a difficult maximum temperature forecast for Friday in Lamar, in the southeastern corner of Colorado. Model forecasts show Lamar on the warm side of the front for the first part of Friday, then on the cold side sometime later in the day. The high temperature will be be able to get higher or lower, depending on how long Lamar stays on the warm side. Let's forecast Tmax for Lamar and see what happens.

Question of the Day: Looking at the NWS hourly forecast graph for Lamar, what is the easiest way to see what time the frontal passage is predicted?

Forecasts for Lamar, CO (KLAA)
Forecaster Tmax, deg F (error) Comment Day Score