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 330 PM MST FRI NOV 28 2014 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...A WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. THIS WILL KEEP MILD AND DRY CONDITIONS OVER COLORADO. IT WILL REMAIN WINDY IN PARTS OF THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. WIND PRONE AREAS COULD SEE WIND GUSTS OVER 50 MPH...WHILE MOST LOCATIONS SHOULD SEE WIND SPEEDS LESS THAN 50 MPH. BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY... STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING DOWNSLOPE WINDS MAY DEVELOP IN THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS SATURDAY NIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS MAY ALSO DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...WHILE THE PLAINS REMAIN DRY. ON SUNDAY...A COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO BACK INTO NORTHEAST COLORADO BRINGING COLDER TEMPERATURES...LOW CLOUDS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW TO THE AREA. MONDAY WILL BE DRIER WITH LESS WIND...BUT TEMPERATURES STILL AT OR BELOW AVERAGE. BY TUESDAY...WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL WITH SNOW POSSIBLY MOVING INTO THE MOUNTAINS LATE IN THE DAY. ...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 330 PM MST FRI NOV 28 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%). MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-46. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........20-30%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 12-22 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 16-26 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH INCREASING TO 50 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 45-55 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 0200...THEN AROUND 35 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(30-40%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-58. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........13-23%. 24 HR TREND......2-4% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 18-28 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 60-70 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 35-40 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN 40-50 MPH UNTIL 1600...THEN AROUND 35 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1100...THEN VERY GOOD. .SATURDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(35-45%). MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-41. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........37-47%. 24 HR TREND......20-25% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 21-31 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH INCREASING TO 65 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 27-42 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH INCREASING TO 75 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 55-65 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 35-40 MPH UNTIL 2000...THEN 45-55 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%) UNTIL 1100...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....36-46. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........29-39%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 11-17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 13-23 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH DECREASING TO 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 55-65 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 40-50 MPH UNTIL 0700. SOUTHWEST 15-20 MPH AFTER 1200. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MUCH COLDER. CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 15. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 8-12 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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