Colorado Fire Weather Zone 227

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S CNTRL AND SERN COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 349 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014 .DISCUSSION... A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH EASTERN COLORADO TODAY...BRINGING WIDESPREAD LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS TO THE ENTIRE DISTRICT. AFTER A BRIEF BREAK BETWEEN STORMS THIS WEEKEND...ANOTHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE ROCKIES EARLY NEXT WEEK. MUCH OF NEXT WEEK WILL SEE WELL BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AS AN ARCTIC FRONT DROPS DOWN OVER COLORADO. PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE ALSO EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME. SMOKE DISPERSALS WILL BE LIMITED TODAY DUE TO PRECIPITATION AND THE ARRIVAL OF COLD AIR. SOME IMPROVEMENT IS EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...BUT SMOKE DISPERSION WILL LIKELY BE LIMITED FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK DUE TO THE STABLE ARCTIC AIR MASS THAT IS EXPECTED OVER OUR AREA. SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY- INCLUDING...COLORADO SPRINGS...FORT CARSON 349 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. MAX TEMPERATURE.....18-23F. MIN HUMIDITY........59-67 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.60 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................1. HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 30-48 MPH DECREASING TO 18-30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXING HEIGHT.......4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 12 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 0600...THEN POOR UNTIL 0800...THEN FAIR UNTIL 1300...THEN POOR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....0 TO 5F. MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.20 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 22 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY(37 PERCENT). MAX TEMPERATURE.....25-30F. MIN HUMIDITY........44-49 PERCENT. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. 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.......3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 9 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 8 TO 12. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. .MONDAY...CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS 4 TO 8. HIGHS 15 TO 19. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS 2 BELOW TO 5 BELOW ZERO. HIGHS 6 TO 9. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 7 BELOW TO 9 BELOW ZERO. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S. .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 5 TO 8. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S.
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