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 505 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...AN UPPER RIDGE WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS COLORADO TODAY AND TONIGHT. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS WILL COMBINE WITH LOWER PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN TO PRODUCE GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS OVER THE EASTERN COLORADO PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. THE AIRMASS OVER COLORADO WILL BE DRY AND STABLE TODAY WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR SEASONAL NORMALS. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...IT WILL REMAIN MILD ON SATURDAY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF A WEATHER SYSTEM ON SUNDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL OVER THE PLAINS. A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA ON MONDAY BRINGING COLDER TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION. ...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 505 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-56. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........21-27%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 9-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......5500-6500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN SOUTHWEST 20-25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1500...THEN VERY GOOD UNTIL 1700...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(30-40%). MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-33. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........78-88%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8-13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 11-20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20-25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER 1200. MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-55. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........35-45%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 13-23 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......5500-6500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 1700...THEN AROUND 20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1100...THEN VERY GOOD UNTIL 1700... THEN GOOD. .SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-16 MPH. .SUNDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 40. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-16 MPH. .MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. WEST WINDS 8-12 MPH.
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