Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 926 AM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014 .DISCUSSION... AN UPPER LEVEL WEATHER SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES TODAY AND WEDNESDAY AND WILL BRING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA...ALONG WITH SOME ACCUMULATING SNOW FOR ELEVATIONS DOWN TO ABOUT 9000 FEET BY TONIGHT. A DRY AND MILD PATTERN WILL RETURN FOR THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK. FOR THE WEEKEND...ANOTHER PACIFIC DISTURBANCE WILL APPROACH THE REGION. THIS WILL LEAD TO INCREASING WINDS AND HEIGHTENED FIRE DANGER. SATURDAY AND ESPECIALLY SUNDAY COULD SEE THIS RISK DEVELOP ESPECIALLY OVER EASTERN AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE DISTRICT. THE STORM SYSTEM COULD BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS TO THE HIGH COUNTRY...BUT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS LOOK TO REMAIN DRY AT THIS POINT. AFTERNOON VENTILATION RATES WILL BE GOOD OR BETTER OVER THE DISTRICT BOTH TODAY AND TOMORROW. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 926 AM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(30 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-74F. MIN HUMIDITY........27-29 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 14 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL UNTIL 1000...THEN 8000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN VERY GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(57 PERCENT). ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-48F. MAX HUMIDITY........76-87 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH INCREASING TO 13-24 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......6000 FT AGL UNTIL 2000...THEN 2000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 16 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN NORTH AROUND 14 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 2000...THEN FAIR UNTIL 2100...THEN POOR. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY(52 PERCENT). ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-70F. MIN HUMIDITY........31-34 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 21 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 8 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0900...THEN FAIR UNTIL 1100...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1700...THEN FAIR. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS 69 TO 74. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS 74 TO 79. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS 74 TO 79. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE 40S. HIGHS 67 TO 73. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS 53 TO 58.
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