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 414 AM MDT THU JUL 31 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...A FEW WEAK DISTURBANCES COMBINED WITH LINGERING MOISTURE WILL PRODUCE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE ELSEWHERE. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMER BUT STILL REMAIN BELOW SEASONAL NORMALS. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE ALOFT WILL REMAIN OVER ARIZONA THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH WEAK WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT ACROSS COLORADO. ENOUGH MID- AND HIGH-LEVEL MOISTURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE MOUNTAINS FOR AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP EACH DAY. SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE. WEATHER OVER THE PLAINS WILL BE DRIER AND GRADUALLY WARMER TEMPERATURES. ...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 414 AM MDT THU JUL 31 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%) UNTIL 0900...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%) UNTIL 1500...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). PATCHY FOG UNTIL 0900. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1200. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-72. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........33-43%. 24 HR TREND......MORE THAN 50% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING EAST 8-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING EAST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1200...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7500-8500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 0900...THEN NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 1400...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-53. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........69-79%. 24 HR TREND......20-25% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE EVENING. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....LIGHT AND VARIABLE. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(30-40%) UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1200...THEN CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-74. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........37-47%. 24 HR TREND......2-4% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 8-13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 8-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 4. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1200...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....LIGHT AND VARIABLE. MIXING HEIGHT.......9500-10500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 1000...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .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 LOWER 70S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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