Colorado Fire Weather Zone 218

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 409 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT... ABUNDANT MID AND UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE WILL KEEP AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE DAY...WHILE ON THE PLAINS A FEW LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS MAY DEVELOP AS THE DAY PROGRESSES. OTHERWISE MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED. FOR TONIGHT...A COLD FRONT WILL DROP ACROSS THE PLAINS BRINGING A HIGHER CHANCE OF SNOW IN AND NEAR THE FRONT RANGE. TEMPERATURES WILL TURN COLDER WITH GUSTY NORTH WINDS ALSO BEHIND THE FRONT. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY WITH DRY CONDITIONS OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO. IT WILL BE WINDY OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW NORMAL ON SUNDAY AND THEN ABOVE NORMAL ON MONDAY OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO. FOR TUESDAY IT WILL BE MILD WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS. BY WEDNESDAY A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NORTHEAST COLORADO BRINGING COLDER TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. IN THE MOUNTAINS THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF SNOW. ...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... SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/ GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/ NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET- INCLUDING BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL... INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...PUMA HILLS... TARRYALL MOUNTAINS...WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK... CAMERON PASS...LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS 409 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY UNTIL 1600...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....26-36. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........68-78%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 9-15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................40 PERCENT UNTIL 1600...THEN 20 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 0600...THEN NORTHWEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL 0100... THEN SNOW LIKELY UNTIL 0300...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW. MIN TEMPERATURE.....8-14. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........91-100%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 11-20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................10 PERCENT UNTIL 2100...THEN 20 PERCENT UNTIL 2300...THEN 30 PERCENT UNTIL 0300...THEN 20 PERCENT UNTIL 0400...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 50-60 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 0100...THEN AROUND 25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 0800...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(55-60%) UNTIL 1400...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....19-29. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........44-54%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 11-17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 60-70 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25-30 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 15. WEST WINDS 13-23 MPH. .MONDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. WEST WINDS 12-18 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WINDS 8-14 MPH.
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