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 328 PM MDT WED JUL 30 2014 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE WEST AND A TROUGH OVER THE EAST WILL GIVE NORTHWEST WINDS ALOFT OVER COLORADO. THE AIRMASS WILL STILL BE COOL AND MOIST ON THURSDAY...BUT NOT AS MUCH AS IT WAS TODAY. SCATTERED AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE MOUNTAINS...WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE OF STORMS ON THE PLAINS. SOME OF THE STORMS COULD STILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL BE BUILDING INTO THE DISTRICT THURSDAY NIGHT INTO THE WEEKEND BRINGING A RETURN TO THE MORE NORMAL DIURNAL CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE BE AT OR BELOW CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMALS THROUGH THE PERIOD. ...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 328 PM MDT WED JUL 30 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2100. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 2300 ...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. AREAS OF FOG AFTER 2400. MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-50. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........91-100%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................2 UNTIL 2100...THEN 1. CWR.................20 PERCENT UNTIL 2100. 0 PERCENT AFTER 2300. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%) UNTIL 0900...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(55-60%) UNTIL 1500...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG UNTIL 0900. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 0900...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1200...THEN CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-73. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........38-48%. 24 HR TREND......35-50% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 0900...THEN 3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 4. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1200...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7500-8500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 1000...THEN NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 1400...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .THURSDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. MIN TEMPERATURE.....44-54. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........73-83%. 24 HR TREND......25-35% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. CWR.................10 PERCENT UNTIL 2400...THEN 0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(35-45%) UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1200...THEN CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-75. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........37-47%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 8-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 8-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 4. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1200...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......9000-10000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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