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 412 AM MDT WED JUL 23 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL BE CENTERED OVER COLORADO. THERE WILL BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER MOISTURE LEVELS BY THIS AFTERNOON WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS. A FEW OF THESE STORMS WILL DRIFT OVER THE PLAINS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. EARLY THIS MORNING...THERE ARE ALREADY ISOLATED STORMS OVER THE FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS WHICH WILL DIMINISH AFTER SUNRISE. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...UPPER RIDGE WILL FLATTEN AND BE PUSHED SOUTH THROUGH SATURDAY BEFORE IT PUSHES BACK NORTH INTO THE GREAT BASIN SUNDAY. EXPECT MOISTURE TO INCREASE THURSDAY AS A MONSOONAL PLUME MOVES INTO THE STATE. EXPECT GUSTY WINDS FROM STORMS...ESPECIALLY FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WHEN THE BETTER MOISTURE IS PUSHED SOUTH. TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY BEFORE A GOOD COOL DOWN TO NORMAL READINGS SUNDAY. ...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- INCLUDING ESTES PARK...GLENDEVEY...LARAMIE RIVER VALLEY... NEDERLAND...RED FEATHER LAKES 412 AM MDT WED JUL 23 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%) UNTIL 1400...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1100 UNTIL 1300...THEN CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-88. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........22-28%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1100...THEN 3 UNTIL 1300...THEN 4. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1300...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4000-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 0900...THEN 13500-14500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1000...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 2400...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-63. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........53-63%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8-13 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 8-14 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................3 UNTIL 2300...THEN 2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......10500-11500 FT AGL UNTIL 2000...THEN 2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 2100...THEN POOR. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%) UNTIL 1000...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200 UNTIL 1500...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-87. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........23-29%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 10-16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 11-17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3 UNTIL 1500...THEN 4. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1400...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 15-20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-4500 FT AGL UNTIL 0900...THEN 10500-11500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20-25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0800. EXCELLENT AFTER 1200. .THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS 9-15 MPH. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 8-13 MPH. .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. WEST WINDS 8-12 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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