Colorado Fire Weather Zone 226

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 313 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014 ...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FROM NOON TO 8 PM SATURDAY...FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222 AND 226 THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES ALL OF THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLAINS...FREMONT COUNTY AND THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR... .DISCUSSION... WESTERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL INCREASE OVER THE FIRE DISTRICT THROUGH FRIDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM. THIS WILL RESULT IN DRY...BREEZY AND WARM WEATHER ACROSS THE DISTRICT. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST DISTRICT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY EVENING...THEREFORE A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED DURING THIS TIME-FRAME. ALSO DURING THE WEEKEND...AS A STORM SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE FIRE DISTRICT...WINDY...WET AND COOLER CONDITIONS SHOULD DEVELOP ...ESPECIALLY FROM LATER SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT VENTILATION RATES ARE ANTICIPATED OVER THE FIRE DISTRICT BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON. NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...BLACK FOREST...MONUMENT 313 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(32 PERCENT). MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-36F. MAX HUMIDITY........61-69 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........WEST 25-40 MPH BECOMING 25-35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 8 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 0100. POOR AFTER 0500. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(33 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-75F. MIN HUMIDITY........10-13 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........WEST AROUND 35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 7 MPH UNTIL 0800...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 0700. EXCELLENT AFTER 0900. .FRIDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(32 PERCENT). MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-45F. MAX HUMIDITY........45-54 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE EVENING. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........WEST 25-35 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 30-45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL UNTIL 2000. 2000 FT AGL AFTER 2100. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT UNTIL 2000...THEN VERY GOOD UNTIL 2100...THEN POOR UNTIL 2400...THEN FAIR UNTIL 0100...THEN POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY(53 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-71F. MIN HUMIDITY........14-18 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........SOUTHWEST 35-50 MPH BECOMING 40-50 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL UNTIL 0800...THEN 13500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 29 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. EXCELLENT AFTER 1000. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .SUNDAY...NUMEROUS SHOWERS. LOWS 27 TO 36. HIGHS 47 TO 71. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS 28 TO 35. HIGHS 45 TO 56. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 26 TO 34. HIGHS 44 TO 55. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS 26 TO 33. HIGHS 44 TO 53. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25 TO 31. HIGHS 44 TO 55.
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