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 401 AM MDT WED OCT 22 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...A PACIFIC SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE STATE TODAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND END EARLY THIS EVENING AND PERHAPS A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL BE LIGHT...MAINLY LESS THAN A TENTH INCH. IT WILL BE COOLER TODAY...BUT STILL ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. WINDS WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE FOR THE MOST PART...BUT GUSTS TO 20 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR THE SHOWERS AND STORMS AND ALSO BY THE WYOMING BORDER. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH DRY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR FROM THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. ON SUNDAY THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS OTHERWISE IT WILL REMAIN DRY WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. ...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 401 AM MDT WED OCT 22 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%) UNTIL 1500...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%) UNTIL 1600...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(55-60%). CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL 0700. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1200 ...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-64. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........30-40%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2. CWR.................10 PERCENT UNTIL 0700...THEN 0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......8000-9000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 0700...THEN SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 1700...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2100. MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-41. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........71-81%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 8-12 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................2 UNTIL 2100...THEN 1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 0200...THEN WEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-71. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........20-26%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-13 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-12 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......8500-9500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100. VERY GOOD AFTER 1400. .THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...CLEAR. HIGHS AROUND 70. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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