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 317 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BE OVER THE AREA WITH WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...THERE IS A WEAK UPPER LEVEL LOW TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN COLORADO ON FRIDAY...THEN MORE UPPER RIDGING FOR THE STATE THROUGH MONDAY. MOISTURE INCREASES ON FRIDAY WITH QUITE A BIT AROUND THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. FRIDAY`S TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL...BUT THEN A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE IN OVERNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT AND READINGS WILL BE A LITTLE BELOW NORMALS SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. ...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 317 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(30-35%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-73. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........18-24%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 8-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......10000-11000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 1400...THEN SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1300...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(30-40%). MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-48. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........61-71%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8-13 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%) UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-72. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........32-40%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8-12 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8-13 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1200...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......9500-10500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 1700...THEN NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 60. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 8-12 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 8-12 MPH.
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