Colorado Fire Weather Zone 248

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 414 AM MDT THU JUL 31 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...A FEW WEAK DISTURBANCES COMBINED WITH LINGERING MOISTURE WILL PRODUCE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE ELSEWHERE. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMER BUT STILL REMAIN BELOW SEASONAL NORMALS. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE ALOFT WILL REMAIN OVER ARIZONA THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH WEAK WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT ACROSS COLORADO. ENOUGH MID- AND HIGH-LEVEL MOISTURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE MOUNTAINS FOR AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP EACH DAY. SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE. WEATHER OVER THE PLAINS WILL BE DRIER AND GRADUALLY WARMER TEMPERATURES. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS... ...ALL SURFACE WINDS ARE 20-FOOT...10-MINUTE AVERAGED WINDS... ...CWR IS CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN - 0.10 INCH OR MORE LIQUID... ...24 HR TRENDS ARE BASED ON AVERAGES OVER THE RESPECTIVE ZONE GROUPS AND MAY NOT MATCH THE ACTUAL FORECAST VALUES SHOWN IN THOSE GROUPS... LOGAN COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY- INCLUDING CROOK...MERINO...STERLING...PEETZ...JULESBURG...OVID... SEDGWICK...AMHERST...HAXTUN...HOLYOKE 414 AM MDT THU JUL 31 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(30-40%) UNTIL 0900...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(30-35%). PATCHY FOG UNTIL 0900. MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-84. 24 HR TREND......15-20 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........27-31%. 24 HR TREND......35-50% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......VARIABLE LESS THAN 8 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTH 15-20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......10000-11000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 1000...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1600...THEN GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....57-61. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........67-77%. 24 HR TREND......20-25% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......VARIABLE LESS THAN 8 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7500-8500 FT AGL UNTIL 2300...THEN 1500-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 2100...THEN EAST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 0300...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 2400...THEN POOR. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-87. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........24-28%. 24 HR TREND......2-4% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......VARIABLE LESS THAN 8 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 8-12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....EAST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......11000-12000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 1100...THEN SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN GOOD. .FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WINDS 8-12 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 8-14 MPH. .SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 11-17 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 10-16 MPH.
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