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 538 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...A WEAK TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS COLORADO IN LIGHT WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT TODAY. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE FROM THE WEST WITH AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPING IN THE MOUNTAINS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE OVER THE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT WITH LIGHT SNOW BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...A WINTER STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY INTO TUESDAY MORNING. THERE WILL BE STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. MOISTURE WILL DECREASE FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IS EXPECTED ON THE PLAINS SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE SEASONAL NORMALS SUNDAY...THEN COOL OFF FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY...BUT WARM BACK UP WEDNESDAY. ...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 538 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-45. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........33-43%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4000-5000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1300...THEN FAIR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-28. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........58-68%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 0100...THEN 20-25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-49. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........29-39%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 14-24 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 45-55 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 1100. AROUND 45 MPH AFTER 1400. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WINDS 13-23 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 11-17 MPH. .TUESDAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WINDS 10-16 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...NOT AS COOL. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS 9-15 MPH.
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