Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 651 AM MDT TUE SEP 30 2014 .DISCUSSION... SEASONAL FALL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE DISTRICT TODAY. THERE COULD BE A FEW ISOLATED AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...AND MAINLY OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN PORTION OF THE DIVIDE. SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE 10000 FEET. BUT...FOR MOST AREAS OF THE DISTRICT...CONDITIONS WILL BE CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES. SEASONAL TEMPERATURES THIS TIME OF YEAR MEANS FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN PARTS OF THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS AT NIGHT. THIS WILL BE THE CASE THIS MORNING...TOMORROW MORNING AND FOR THE NEXT FEW MORNINGS. A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE DISTRICT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING ANOTHER CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO TO THE DISTRICT ALONG WITH ANOTHER SHOT OF COOL AIR. DRY AND MILDER WEATHER IS EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND. AFTERNOON VENTILATION RATES WILL GENERALLY REACH VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT OVER THE ENTIRE DISTRICT FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 651 AM MDT TUE SEP 30 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(30 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72F. MIN HUMIDITY........22-23 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 13-24 MPH INCREASING TO 21-32 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1000...THEN 9500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. EXCELLENT AFTER 1200. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(42 PERCENT). MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-43F. MAX HUMIDITY........75-83 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST AROUND 19 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6000 FT AGL UNTIL 2200...THEN 3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 12 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD UNTIL 2000...THEN GOOD UNTIL 2100...THEN FAIR UNTIL 2200...THEN POOR. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY(52 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66F. MIN HUMIDITY........32-34 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................3. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 18-30 MPH INCREASING TO 25-37 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......10000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1200...THEN EXCELLENT. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .THURSDAY...CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS NEAR 60. NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 40. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS 72 TO 77.
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