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 349 PM MDT FRI OCT 24 2014 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL BUILD ACROSS COLORADO THROUGH TOMORROW. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMER OVERNIGHT INTO TOMORROW WITH LOWER HUMIDITY LEVELS. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THE UPPER RIDGE OVER COLORADO FROM SATURDAY WILL MOVE EASTWARD SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH INCREASING SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE STATE ON SUNDAY. UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE WILL ALSO BE INCREASING SUNDAY WITH RAIN SHOWERS DEVELOPING IN THE MOUNTAINS BY EVENING. RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS BY MONDAY MORNING AS SHOWERS ALSO SPREAD TO THE PLAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE MUCH COOLER THROUGH THE DAY ON MONDAY. DRY WEATHER AND WARMING WILL RETURN TO THE REGION BY WEDNESDAY. ...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 349 PM MDT FRI OCT 24 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-47. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........42-52%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 2100...THEN POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-75. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........15-21%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7000-8000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD. .SATURDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-46. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........52-62%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-8 MPH BECOMING WEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 11-17 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO 35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN WEST 20-25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-66. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........24-34%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 12-18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 13-23 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6000-7000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 1100. AROUND 25 MPH AFTER 1700. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 0900. VERY GOOD AFTER 1200. .SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WINDS 8-12 MPH. .MONDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS 8-12 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS 8-14 MPH.
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