Colorado Fire Weather Zone 226

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 353 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015 .DISCUSSION... MILDER WEATHER WILL COVER THE DISTRICT FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. READINGS WILL STILL BE GENERALLY BELOW AVERAGE THROUGH THE WEEKEND BUT THEN RISE TO ABOVE AVERAGE LEVELS EARLY NEXT WEEK. A WEAK UPPER DISTURBANCE WILL DROP SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION LATE SUNDAY. THIS DISTURBANCE MAY BRING SOME LIGHT SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. OTHERWISE...DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE DISTRICT THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. DUE TO DECREASING TRANSPORT WINDS...AFTERNOON VENTILATION RATES WILL GENERALLY BE FAIR TO POOR OVER MOST AREAS OF THE DISTRICT FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. HOWEVER...THERE MAY BE ENOUGH WIND THIS AFTERNOON FOR A FEW HOURS OF GOOD VENTILATION OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND THE PIKES PEAK REGION. NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...BLACK FOREST...MONUMENT 353 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(31 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....43-47F. MIN HUMIDITY........30-36 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST AROUND 21 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 6 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-26F. MAX HUMIDITY........60-71 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST AROUND 16 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 7 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(31 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....41-46F. MIN HUMIDITY........38-43 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 11 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 3 MPH UNTIL 0800...THEN SOUTH AROUND 16 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN FAIR UNTIL 1600...THEN POOR. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 22 TO 27. HIGHS 51 TO 57. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25 TO 30. HIGHS 57 TO 62. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 31 TO 36. HIGHS 52 TO 58.
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