Colorado Fire Weather Zone 226

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 643 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015 .DISCUSSION... AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE MOVING TO THE SOUTHEAST ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA TODAY...BRINGING SNOW TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN...AND A RAIN AND SNOW MIX TO THE PLAINS...THROUGH TONIGHT. THE FLOW ALOFT WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY ON SUNDAY...WITH MAINLY DRY AND SEASONABLE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY. SMOKE DISPERSION IS FORECAST TO BE POOR FOR MOST LOCATIONS ACROSS THE DISTRICT TODAY...WITH A SHORT WINDOW OF FAIR DISPERSION BETWEEN 1200 AND 1600 THIS AFTERNOON. STRONGER WINDS FORECAST FOR SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO HELP IMPROVE SMOKE DISPERSION ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...BLACK FOREST...MONUMENT 643 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015 .REST OF TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-41F. MIN HUMIDITY........57-63 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.20 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 15-26 MPH DECREASING TO 9-19 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. MIN TEMPERATURE.....16-23F. MAX HUMIDITY........92-100 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.20 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5-10 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 26-45 MPH INCREASING TO 55-71 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 2400...THEN FAIR UNTIL 0200...THEN GOOD UNTIL 0400...THEN FAIR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY(61 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING. MAX TEMPERATURE.....29-33F. MIN HUMIDITY........51-57 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST AROUND 68 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 21 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0900...THEN FAIR UNTIL 1000...THEN VERY GOOD UNTIL 1600...THEN GOOD. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 18 TO 24. HIGHS 47 TO 54. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 27 TO 33. HIGHS 50 TO 57. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS 26 TO 32. HIGHS NEAR 40. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 18 TO 22. HIGHS 42 TO 47. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25 TO 30. HIGHS 50 TO 58.
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