Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 323 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014 ...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS AND DRY FUELS FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226 THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR AND ALL OF THE SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS... .DISCUSSION... HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE DISTRICT TODAY. A FEW SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND SURROUNDING AREAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. WINDS WILL BEGIN INCREASE ON TUESDAY AHEAD OF A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE NORTHERN ROCKIES THIS WEEK. BY WEDNESDAY...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE DISTRICT AS RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FALL BELOW 15 PERCENT AND SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE. THIS SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SOME SHOWERS AND STORMS OVER THE MOUNTAINS BUT MOST OF THE DISTRICT WILL REMAIN DRY THROUGH THIS WEEK. SMOKE DISPERSION WILL CONTINUE TO BE GOOD TO EXCELLENT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 323 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING... .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(46 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69F. MIN HUMIDITY........28-33 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................2. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........WEST 5-15 MPH INCREASING TO 15-25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1000...THEN 10500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 18 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN EAST AROUND 7 MPH UNTIL 1400...THEN SOUTH AROUND 8 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(36 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING. MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-44F. MAX HUMIDITY........79-92 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH. LAL.................2. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........WEST 20-30 MPH INCREASING TO 25-35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 2000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 17 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 2400. POOR AFTER 0500. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(48 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-78F. MIN HUMIDITY........20-22 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 10K FT WINDS........WEST 15-30 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 20-30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1000. 13000 FT AGL AFTER 1200. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1000...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1100...THEN EXCELLENT. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 67 TO 78. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS 64 TO 73. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 64 TO 70. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS 65 TO 70. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS NEAR 40. HIGHS 54 TO 70.
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