Colorado Fire Weather Zone 226

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 647 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014 .DISCUSSION... ANOTHER DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE DISTRICT TODAY SPREADING SOME LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THIS EVENING. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE. MEANWHILE...LIGHT WINDS WILL LIMIT MIXING TODAY RESULTING IN POOR AFTERNOON SMOKE DISPERSIONS. DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH ONLY SOME ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AT TIMES. AFTERNOON SMOKE DISPERSION RATES WILL REMAIN POOR FOR MOST AREAS ON FRIDAY...BUT POCKETS OF FAIR DISPERSIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE LOWER EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS. A BETTER CHANCE OF SNOW WILL ARRIVE FOR THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS SUNDAY WITH A COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO DROP THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS ON MONDAY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A STRONGER STORM TO SPREAD MORE WIDESPREAD SNOW TO THE REGION FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...BLACK FOREST...MONUMENT 647 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FREEZING FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-41F. MIN HUMIDITY........48-56 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 10 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(64 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY(48 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL EARLY MORNING. MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-23F. MAX HUMIDITY........96-100 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 10 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(34 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....36-43F. MIN HUMIDITY........38-44 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING LIGHT WINDS. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 9-19 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 7 MPH UNTIL 1600...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 18 TO 24. HIGHS 39 TO 45. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 20 TO 25. HIGHS 41 TO 48. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS 42 TO 49. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 18 TO 25. HIGHS 32 TO 37. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 16 TO 20. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S.
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