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 528 AM MST WED MAR 04 2015 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE OUT OF COLORADO TODAY. LIGHT SNOW WILL DIMINISH TO SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS...WITH SNOW GENERALLY ENDING ELSEWHERE THIS MORNING. SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY CLEAR TONIGHT WITH COLD TEMPERATURES. COLD TEMPERATURES AND LIGHT WINDS WILL KEEP SMOKE DISPERSAL POOR IN THE LOWER FOOTHILLS AND ON THE ADJACENT PLAINS. IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHEAST CORNER THERE WILL BE SOME MIXING THIS AFTERNOON. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER WILL RETURN THURSDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL STEADILY WARM UP INTO THE WEEKEND. ...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 528 AM MST WED MAR 04 2015 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1500...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%). SNOW LIKELY UNTIL 0600...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL 0800...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....6-16. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........43-53%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-10 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 10-16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 11-17 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................30 PERCENT UNTIL 0600. 0 PERCENT AFTER 1300. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7000-8000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN NORTHWEST 25-30 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1000. VERY GOOD AFTER 1300. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(35-45%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL 2300. MIN TEMPERATURE.....1 BELOW-7 BELOW ZERO. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........78-88%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 11-17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 16-26 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH INCREASING TO 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTH 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN WEST AROUND 20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 1900...THEN POOR. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....20-30. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........33-43%. 24 HR TREND......2-4% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS....... VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 11-17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 14-24 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 6. WEST WINDS 11-17 MPH. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WINDS 8-14 MPH. .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. TYPICAL SLOPE/VALLEY WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. WEST WINDS 8-12 MPH.
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