Colorado Fire Weather Zone 216

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 343 AM MDT SAT AUG 23 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NORTERN AND CENTRAL ROCKIES. THIS SYSTEM WILL COMBINE WITH LINGERING MOISTURE TO PRODUCE A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH A CHANCE OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR OR SLIGHTLY BELOW SEASONAL NORMALS. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY... IT WILL BE COOLER ON SUNDAY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. IT WILL BE DRIER SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE PASSAGE OF ANOTHER WEAK COLD FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL OCCUR LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT WITH ANOTHER CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. ON WEDNESDAY...IT WILL REMAIN COOL BUT WILL BE A LITTLE DRIER WITH JUST A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED. ...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... JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET- INCLUDING BAILEY...CENTRAL CITY...EVERGREEN...GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...NORTHERN RAMPART RANGE...TARRYALL...WESTCREEK 343 AM MDT SAT AUG 23 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%) UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 0900. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 0900. MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-77. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........30-40%. 24 HR TREND......25-35% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 0900...THEN 3. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1200...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......10500-11500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 1700...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0900...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1100...THEN VERY GOOD UNTIL 1700...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 2400...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-52. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........73-83%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-13 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. CWR.................10 PERCENT UNTIL 2400...THEN 0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(35-45%) UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-75. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........22-28%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......9500-10500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN 15-20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0900. VERY GOOD AFTER 1200. .SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 70. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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