Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 638 AM MDT TUE SEP 2 2014 .DISCUSSION... THE WEATHER WILL REMAIN DRY FOR MOST AREAS TODAY AND AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TODAY WHERE A SPOTTY THUNDERSTORM OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE...AND ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE STATE ON WEDNESDAY WHERE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS...WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED. A COLD FRONT WILL DROP THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS ON THURSDAY WHILE AT THE SAME TIME MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTH RETURNS TO COLORADO. THIS WILL BRING AN UPSWING IN PRECIPITATION FOR MUCH OF THE DISTRICT THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. AFTERNOON SMOKE DISPERSION RATES WILL RISE INTO THE VERY GOOD OR BETTER CATEGORIES TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 638 AM MDT TUE SEP 2 2014 .REST OF TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(41 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-84F. MIN HUMIDITY........22-28 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5-10 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 10-20 MPH INCREASING TO 20-30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL UNTIL 1000...THEN 9500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. VERY GOOD AFTER 1100. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-58F. MAX HUMIDITY........67-90 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 23 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6000 FT AGL UNTIL 2100...THEN 2000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH UNTIL 0200...THEN WEST. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 2000...THEN FAIR UNTIL 2200...THEN POOR. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....88-93F. MIN HUMIDITY........13-15 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 22 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL UNTIL 0800. 15000 FT AGL AFTER 1100. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. EXCELLENT AFTER 1000. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS 77 TO 83. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS 72 TO 77. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS 74 TO 79. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS 75 TO 81.
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