Colorado Fire Weather Zone 215

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 317 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BE OVER THE AREA WITH WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...THERE IS A WEAK UPPER LEVEL LOW TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN COLORADO ON FRIDAY...THEN MORE UPPER RIDGING FOR THE STATE THROUGH MONDAY. MOISTURE INCREASES ON FRIDAY WITH QUITE A BIT AROUND THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. FRIDAY`S TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL...BUT THEN A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE IN OVERNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT AND READINGS WILL BE A LITTLE BELOW NORMALS SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS... ...ALL SURFACE WINDS ARE 20-FOOT...10-MINUTE AVERAGED WINDS... ...CWR IS CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN - 0.10 INCH OR MORE LIQUID... ...24 HR TRENDS ARE BASED ON AVERAGES OVER THE RESPECTIVE ZONE GROUPS AND MAY NOT MATCH THE ACTUAL FORECAST VALUES SHOWN IN THOSE GROUPS... LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/ NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET- INCLUDING ESTES PARK...GLENDEVEY...LARAMIE RIVER VALLEY... NEDERLAND...RED FEATHER LAKES...BAILEY...CENTRAL CITY... EVERGREEN...GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...NORTHERN RAMPART RANGE...TARRYALL...WESTCREEK 317 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-84. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........15-21%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......11000-12000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 1400...THEN SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-58. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........50-60%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 8-12 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 8-13 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 8-14 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6500-7500 FT AGL UNTIL 2100...THEN 1500-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 2100...THEN POOR. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(35-45%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-83. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........26-32%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-12 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-13 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6000-7000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 10500-11500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 1300...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1200...THEN FAIR. .FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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