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 430 AM MST MON MAR 02 2015 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...MOISTURE IN SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL COMBINE WITH A FEW DISTURBANCES TO PRODUCE SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS. OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO IT WILL BE DRY WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...A SNOW STORM WITH COLD AIR AND UPSLOPE FLOW EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IS EXPECTED FOR THE FORECAST AREA TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THE SNOW SHOULD BE DONE AND NO MORE PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW NORMAL TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...THEN WARM UP SOMEWHAT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. ...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 430 AM MST MON MAR 02 2015 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL 1100. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER 1100 UNTIL 1400...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-46. 24 HR TREND......15-20 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........52-62%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 12-18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 60-70 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 1000...THEN 25-30 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW UNTIL 2300...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW. MIN TEMPERATURE.....17-23. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........76-86%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 11-20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................10 PERCENT UNTIL 0200...THEN 20 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 55-65 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 20-25 MPH UNTIL 2100. WEST AROUND 40 MPH AFTER 2300. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 2200...THEN GOOD. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....17-25. 24 HR TREND......20-25 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........56-66%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................70 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 40-50 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......5500-6500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 40-50 MPH UNTIL 0700...THEN AROUND 30 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN NORTHWEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 1200... THEN SOUTH 10-15 MPH UNTIL 1600...THEN WEST. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1100...THEN POOR. .TUESDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 3 BELOW. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS AROUND 14. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 3. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH.
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