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 348 PM MDT MON OCT 20 2014 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE AS SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT ADVECTS WARMER AIR INTO THE STATE. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY THIS EVENING WILL DISSIPATE AFTER SUNSET. GUSTY SOUTH WINDS OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS FROM A DEEPENING SURFACE LEE TROUGH WILL WEAKEN TONIGHT ONLY TO RETURN TUESDAY. SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL INCREASE AS A SYSTEM APPROACHES TUESDAY. SHOWERS WILL INCREASE OVER THE MOUNTAINS STARTING IN THE MORNING WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OVER THE FOOTHILLS AND THE URBAN CORRIDOR BY LATE AFTERNOON. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...A PACIFIC TROUGH MOVES OVER THE WESTERN STATES AND INTO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL BRING COOLER TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY. SHOWERS WILL INCREASE OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING THEN MOVE ONTO THE PLAINS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE. UPPER RIDGING WILL BUILD BACK OVER THE STATE FOR WARM AND DRY WEATHER THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. ...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 348 PM MDT MON OCT 20 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-46. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........62-72%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-12 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-13 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 15-20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 1900...THEN WEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(30-40%) UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1300. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AFTER 1700. MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-68. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........31-39%. 24 HR TREND......2-4% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-12 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 UNTIL 1300...THEN 2. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1600...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......8500-9500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD. .TUESDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-47. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........71-81%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 9-15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. CWR.................10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(55-60%) UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1200...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-58. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........44-54%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......5500-6500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...WARMER...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 70. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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