Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 259 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014 .DISCUSSION... WINDS AND MOISTURE WILL INCREASE ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE OVER THE WEEKEND. LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER PEAKS WITH THE HEAVIEST FALLING ON SUNDAY. MEANWHILE...WARMER AND WINDIER WEATHER WILL SPREAD OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE DISTRICT WITH CONDITIONS POSSIBLY APPROACHING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR SPOTTY AREAS ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR ON SUNDAY...LIMITED MAINLY DUE TO MARGINAL RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS ON MONDAY SPREADING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND A BRIEF SHOT OF LIGHT SNOW FOR THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS. DRY AND WARM WEATHER WILL RETURN FOR TUESDAY THROUGH THE END OF NEXT WEEK. STRONG TRANSPORT WINDS WILL LEAD TO MOSTLY EXCELLENT SMOKE DISPERSAL MOST LOCATIONS FOR MUCH OF THE DAY SATURDAY AND AGAIN ON SUNDAY. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 259 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(28 PERCENT). MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-40F. MAX HUMIDITY........76-92 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 19 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 14 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1900...THEN POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(41 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72F. MIN HUMIDITY........28-31 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 14-25 MPH INCREASING TO 22-33 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......6500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 26 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN FAIR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1400...THEN VERY GOOD. .SATURDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(41 PERCENT). MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-45F. MAX HUMIDITY........62-76 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 37 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 2200...THEN FAIR UNTIL 2300...THEN POOR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY(57 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-66F. MIN HUMIDITY........23-25 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 36-54 MPH INCREASING TO 43-61 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL UNTIL 1100...THEN 8500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 19 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN AROUND 32 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1000...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1100...THEN VERY GOOD UNTIL 1200...THEN EXCELLENT. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS 47 TO 53. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS 49 TO 54. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS 60 TO 65. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S.
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