Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 415 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014 .DISCUSSION... A FRONT WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS THIS MORNING AND WILL LEAD TO COOLER TEMPS TODAY THAN WHAT WE SAW YESTERDAY... HOWEVER THEY WILL STILL BE ABOVE AVERAGE. EXPECT ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP OVER AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS IN THE AFTERNOON... THEN SPREADING ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA TONIGHT. SUNDAY WILL BE A COOLER AND WETTER DAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA AS MOISTURE INCREASES OVER THE AREA AHEAD OF AN UPPER LOW OVER NEVADA. THE WEATHER ON MONDAY WILL ALSO BE UNSETTLED AS AN UPPER TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. GOOD SMOKE DISPERSION IS EXPECTED OVER THE FAR SOUTHEAST PLAINS AND ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...SAN LUIS VALLEY AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. FAIR SMOKE DISPERSION IS FORECAST FOR EL PASO AND TELLER COUNTIES...WITH FAIR TO GOOD DISPERSION ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 415 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(33 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-81F. MIN HUMIDITY........33-39 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. LAL.................2. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST UP TO 7 MPH INCREASING TO 5-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1000...THEN 10000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 6 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. FAIR AFTER 0900. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(63 PERCENT). SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....51-54F. MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5-10 MPH. LAL.................4. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 5-11 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 5-8 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 2400. POOR AFTER 0400. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72F. MIN HUMIDITY........50-56 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5-10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. LAL.................3. HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST AROUND 18 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 16 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. GOOD AFTER 1100. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS 72 TO 77. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS 74 TO 79. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE 70S.
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