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 343 PM MST MON MAR 02 2015 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...A STRONG AND MOIST SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH TUESDAY. ALONG THE FRONT RANGE...IT WILL BE BREEZY TONIGHT AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT WITH WILL PUSH THROUGH THE AREA AROUND SUNRISE TUESDAY MORNING. IT WILL TURN COLDER TUESDAY WITH A GOOD CHANCE FOR SNOW BY AFTERNOON. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...A SNOW STORM WITH COLD AIR AND UPSLOPE FLOW EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IS EXPECTED FOR THE FORECAST AREA TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AND DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER WILL RETURN INTO THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW NORMAL TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...THEN WARM UP SOMEWHAT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. ...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 343 PM MST MON MAR 02 2015 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW UNTIL 2000... THEN SNOW LIKELY UNTIL 2400...THEN SNOW. MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-21. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........76-86%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH INCREASING TO WEST 17-27 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 12-18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 19-29 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................20 PERCENT UNTIL 1900. 60 PERCENT AFTER 2400. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 60-70 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 2300. WEST 40-50 MPH AFTER 0100. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....18-22. 24 HR TREND......15-20 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........62-72%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST 8-13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 10-16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 8-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................60 PERCENT UNTIL 0600...THEN 70 PERCENT UNTIL 1200...THEN 80 PERCENT UNTIL 1500...THEN 70 PERCENT UNTIL 1600...THEN 60 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 40-50 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 40 MPH UNTIL 0600...THEN NORTHWEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 0800...THEN WEST AROUND 15 MPH UNTIL 1000...THEN SOUTH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR. .TUESDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY UNTIL 2300...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW. MIN TEMPERATURE.....4 BELOW-10 BELOW ZERO. 24 HR TREND......25-35 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........96-99%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 8-12 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 8-12 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................50 PERCENT UNTIL 2300...THEN 30 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 40-50 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....10-16. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........50-58%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 45-55 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6500-7500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 1300...THEN NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1000. VERY GOOD AFTER 1300. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 3. WEST WINDS 9-15 MPH. .THURSDAY...NOT AS COLD. MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WINDS 8-13 MPH. .FRIDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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