Colorado Fire Weather Zone 216

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 258 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER COLORADO WITH A WEAK NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO MODIFY ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PLAINS WITH HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S...A LITTLE COOLER NORTH AND EAST OF AKRON. IN THE MOUNTAINS...MID AND UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW RETURNING TO THE MOUNTAINS WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IN THE AFTERNOON. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL INCREASE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY WITH PLENTY OF MOISTURE AND VERY STRONG SURFACE WINDS MAKING FOR A SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EVENT IN THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. THE PLAINS COULD SEE A CHANCE OF SNOW MONDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE A BIT ABOVE NORMAL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...THEN COOL OFF MONDAY AND TUESDAY. ...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 258 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(35-45%). MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-28. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........52-62%. 24 HR TREND......35-50% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 10-16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(55-60%) UNTIL 0900...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-45. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........33-43%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-14 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. GUSTS UP 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 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SATURDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MIN TEMPERATURE.....18-26. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........61-71%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 0200...THEN AROUND 25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER 1100. MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-48. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........30-40%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 12-22 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 14-24 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 40-50 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 1000. 40-50 MPH AFTER 1400. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1100. VERY GOOD AFTER 1400. .SUNDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WINDS 12-18 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HIGHS AROUND 40. NORTHWEST WINDS 10-16 MPH. .TUESDAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WINDS 9-15 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS 8-14 MPH.
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