Barrier Jet Forecasting: Eastern Foothills and High Plains of Colorado, 17-20 March 2003

Barrier Jet Forecasting: Eastern Foothills and High Plains of Colorado, 17-20 March 2003
• Analyze a Rocky Mountain Front Range heavy precipitation event to determine the influence of a barrier jet on both precipitation type and amount. • Forecast critical storm features in a barrier jet case, including winds and precipitation type and intensity. • Monitor the development of the barrier jet features in the context of the larger-scale forcing. • Examine the important processes governing the termination of the storm.