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 317 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. THIS WILL BRING SUNNY SKIES...WARM TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS. BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ALONG THE WYOMING BORDER THROUGH EARLY EVENING AND AGAIN LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...A WEAK SURFACE COLD FRONT TETHERED TO A WEAK UPPER AIR WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL PASS OVER COLORADO EARLY ON SUNDAY. SHOULD SEE LITTLE MORE THAN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THE SHOWERS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY AND A SEVERAL DEGREE COOL DOWN WITH THEIR PASSAGE. THEN A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE BUILDING OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SHIFT EAST OVER COLORADO MONDAY RETURNING TEMPERATURES TO WELL ABOVE AVERAGE WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE. THESE DRY AND VERY WARM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO LINGER THROUGH TUESDAY. THEN ON WEDNESDAY...A STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO CLIP NORTHERN PORTIONS OF COLORADO. HOWEVER MOST OF ITS MOISTURE AND ENERGY ARE NOW FORECAST TO PASS NORTH OF THE FORECAST AREA. ...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 317 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-45. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........48-58%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 11-17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 13-23 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN 20-25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT UNTIL 2000. POOR AFTER 2200. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1700...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(30-35%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-71. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........15-25%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 13-23 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 14-24 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4000-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 10000-11000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 1600...THEN AROUND 35 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1000. EXCELLENT AFTER 1500. .SATURDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-38. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........66-76%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 2300...THEN NORTHWEST 15-20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT UNTIL 2100. POOR AFTER 2400. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-61. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........23-29%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......8000-9000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN GOOD. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS 8-14 MPH.
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