Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 749 AM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014 .DISCUSSION... HEAVY RAINFALL POTENTIAL WILL BE HIGH OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS AND FLASH FLOOD WATCHES HAVE BEEN HOISTED FOR THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS... AND VALLEYS THROUGH THIS EVENING...AND FOR THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS THROUGH WEDNESDAY. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL WITH LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS PERIOD. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL. A GRADUAL WARMING AND A SLOW DRYING TREND SETS IN BY THE WEEKEND... THOUGH THE MONSOON PLUME WILL STILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION. THIS WILL KEEP DAILY CHANCES FOR AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE MOUNTAINS EACH DAY...WITH MORE ISOLATED ACTIVITY FOR THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE...BUT SHOULD BE MORE SPOTTY IN NATURE. AFTERNOON SMOKE DISPERSION RATES WILL GENERALLY RANGE IN THE GOOD OR BETTER CATEGORY THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 749 AM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014 .REST OF TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-81F. MIN HUMIDITY........45-49 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.40 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH. LAL.................5. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHEAST 5-6 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 5-11 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......9500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 5 MPH UNTIL 0800...THEN SOUTHEAST AROUND 6 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0800. FAIR AFTER 1500. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. MIN TEMPERATURE.....55-58F. MAX HUMIDITY........96-100 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.50 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 10 MPH. LAL.................5. HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 12 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 0200...THEN POOR. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-70F. MIN HUMIDITY........61-68 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.30 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................4. HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 5-14 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 7-17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 11 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .THURSDAY...CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS 71 TO 76. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS 73 TO 78. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS 73 TO 78. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS 75 TO 80. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS 75 TO 81.
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