Colorado Fire Weather Zone 215

Array
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 443 AM MDT FRI OCT 24 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL BUILD ACROSS COLORADO THROUGH TONIGHT. EXPECT THE CLOUDINESS OVER NORTHERN AND NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO TO DISSIPATE BY AFTERNOON WHILE GUSTY WINDS ALSO DECREASE OVER THE MOUNTAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMER TODAY WITH LOWER HUMIDITY LEVELS. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...AN ABNORMALLY WARM HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL PASS OVER THE FORECAST AREA ON SATURDAY POSSIBLY PRODUCING RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES. THE RIDGE MOVES EAST OF THE STATE ON SUNDAY WITH A STRONG LOW PRESSURE TROUGH SWINGING ACROSS THE STATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT ACCOMPANYING THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO DROP SOUTH ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PLAINS EARLY MONDAY BRINGING LIGHT SHOWERY PRECIPITATION AND BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES TO THE AREA. THE TROUGH AND ITS PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE EAST OF THE STATE ON TUESDAY ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO RETURN TO NEAR AVERAGE. ...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 443 AM MDT FRI OCT 24 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%) UNTIL 1400...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-75. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........14-20%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 10-16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 11-17 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH DECREASING TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6500-7500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15-20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1300...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-47. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........42-52%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 2100...THEN POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-75. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........15-21%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7000-8000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD. .SATURDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 8-14 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS 9-15 MPH. .MONDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS 8-13 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 8-12 MPH.
View Complete Fire Weather Zones

Back to Fire Weather Page

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.