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 356 AM MST MON JAN 26 2015 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...DRY AND UNSEASONABLY WARM CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH TONIGHT AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE PASSES OVER THE AREA. OTHER THAN SOME HIGH THIN CLOUDS PASSING OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO THIS MORNING...CLEAR SKIES WILL DOMINATE. COULD SEE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES NEARING RECORD LEVELS IN SOME AREAS AS WINDS REMAIN GENERALLY BE LIGHT IN SPEED. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL BE OVER COLORADO ON TUESDAY WITH DRY AND UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE OVER THE MOUNTAINS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AS A WEAK DISTURBANCE PASSES OVER COLORADO. THERE WILL BE A COOL TREND OVER THE ENTIRE AREA ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BEHIND THE DISTURBANCE. ...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 356 AM MST MON JAN 26 2015 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-67. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........16-26%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTH 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......5500-6500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 1600...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-40. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........47-57%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-12 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-13 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 2000...THEN WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(35-45%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-59. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........25-35%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 30. WEST WINDS 13-20 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS 10-16 MPH. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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