Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 224 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014 .DISCUSSION... THE MONSOONAL PLUME WILL SHIFT FARTHER TO THE EAST AND SOUTH ON FRIDAY...RESULTING IN MORE WIDESPREAD AFTERNOON AND EVENING STORMS. IT WILL STILL BE ANOTHER HOT DAY WITH TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO 100 DEGREES OVER THE PLAINS. OVER THE WEEKEND...THE PATTERN WILL SHIFT TO A WETTER PERIOD AS A COUPLE FRONTS PUSH ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO. UPSLOPE WINDS OVER THE PLAINS AND INCREASED MONSOONAL MOISTURE WILL BRING AN INCREASED THREAT OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING. THIS PERIOD OF ENHANCED MOISTURE WILL LIKELY LAST FROM SUNDAY THROUGH MOST OF NEXT WEEK. THE BURN SCARS WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERN...ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MUD FLOWS OR ROCK SLIDES ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN AREAS. A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. AFTERNOON VENTILATION RATES WILL GENERALLY BE VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT ACROSS THE ENTIRE DISTRICT FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 224 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(44 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....91-98F. MIN HUMIDITY........14-20 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................3. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 7-17 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 5-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL UNTIL 0800. 14500 FT AGL AFTER 1100. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 13 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700. EXCELLENT AFTER 1200. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(56 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY(35 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. MIN TEMPERATURE.....61-63F. MAX HUMIDITY........67-70 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE EVENING. LAL.................3. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH INCREASING TO WEST 12-23 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL UNTIL 2200. 2000 FT AGL AFTER 2400. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 14 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD UNTIL 2200...THEN GOOD UNTIL 2300...THEN FAIR UNTIL 2400...THEN POOR. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(45 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....88-95F. MIN HUMIDITY........20-23 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAL.................4. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 9-19 MPH BECOMING WEST 5-8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL UNTIL 0700...THEN 13500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0700...THEN FAIR UNTIL 0800...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1200...THEN FAIR UNTIL 1400...THEN VERY GOOD. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 58 TO 63. HIGHS 88 TO 94. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS NEAR 60. HIGHS 78 TO 84. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S TO LOWER 60S. HIGHS 75 TO 80. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S TO LOWER 60S. HIGHS NEAR 80. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S.
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