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 409 AM MDT MON SEP 01 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...DRIER AND MORE STABLE AIR WILL BE OVER NORTHERN COLORADO TODAY WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THE EASTERN BORDER. THERE WILL BE SOME WIND OVER THE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON...THE FIRST DRY AND WINDY DAY IN A WHILE...THOUGH HUMIDITIES WILL GENERALLY BE OVER 20 PERCENT. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WEAK WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL COVER THE FORECAST AREA TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ALONG WITH A DRY AND WARM AIRMASS. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH WEAK WEST-SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT AND A RETURN TO A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. ...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 409 AM MDT MON SEP 01 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-76. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........21-25%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......10500-11500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 1000...THEN 20-25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1000. EXCELLENT AFTER 1200. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-47. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........61-71%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE EVENING. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE EVENING. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7000-8000 FT AGL UNTIL 2100...THEN 2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 2300...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 0500...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT UNTIL 1900. POOR AFTER 2100. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-81. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........20-24%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......9000-10000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100. VERY GOOD AFTER 1500. .TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 8-13 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHWEST WINDS 8-13 MPH. .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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