Longmont anticyclone

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Longmont anticyclone

A mesoscale zone of anticyclonically turning winds that develops downstream of the Cheyenne Ridge in northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming, and is often centered just east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the town of Longmont, Colorado.

The cause of the feature is the interaction of the ambient low level northwest flow with the east–west terrain feature known as the Cheyenne Ridge.
See also Denver convergence–vorticity zone.

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