Colorado Fire Weather Zone 226

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 250 PM MDT SAT APR 19 2014 .DISCUSSION... A WARM UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...PRODUCING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MOST OF THE DISTRICT. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN RATHER HIGH...ABOVE 10000 FT THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH RAIN FALLING ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL SEE THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR WETTING PRECIPITATION THROUGH TONIGHT...WHICH WILL SPREAD ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. DRIER WEATHER WILL SPREAD IN FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DEVELOPING ON WEDNESDAY. VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT AFTERNOON SMOKE DISPERSION RATES CAN BE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY...WITH SLIGHTLY LOWER SMOKE DISPERSION RATES FOR MONDAY. NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...BLACK FOREST...MONUMENT 250 PM MDT SAT APR 19 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(69 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-42F. MAX HUMIDITY........86-95 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAL.................2. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL UNTIL 2300...THEN 2000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 12 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 2100...THEN FAIR UNTIL 2200...THEN POOR UNTIL 2300...THEN FAIR UNTIL 0100...THEN POOR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY(60 PERCENT). ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65F. MIN HUMIDITY........34-37 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5-10 MPH. LAL.................4. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........NORTH 10-20 MPH BECOMING 10-25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......1000 FT AGL UNTIL 0700. 10500 FT AGL AFTER 0800. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. VERY GOOD AFTER 0900. .SUNDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(54 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY(37 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-42F. MAX HUMIDITY........79-85 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5-10 MPH. LAL.................3. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........NORTH 20-30 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 19 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 0500...THEN POOR. .MONDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(39 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-67F. MIN HUMIDITY........29-35 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. LAL.................3. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH BECOMING 15-30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......8000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 13 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 9 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. GOOD AFTER 0900. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 36 TO 43. HIGHS 60 TO 76. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 41 TO 48. HIGHS 62 TO 76. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 29 TO 37. HIGHS 53 TO 71. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 30 TO 37. HIGHS 53 TO 64. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 40. HIGHS 58 TO 73.
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