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 356 AM MST MON JAN 26 2015 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...DRY AND UNSEASONABLY WARM CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH TONIGHT AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE PASSES OVER THE AREA. OTHER THAN SOME HIGH THIN CLOUDS PASSING OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO THIS MORNING...CLEAR SKIES WILL DOMINATE. COULD SEE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES NEARING RECORD LEVELS IN SOME AREAS AS WINDS REMAIN GENERALLY BE LIGHT IN SPEED. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL BE OVER COLORADO ON TUESDAY WITH DRY AND UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE OVER THE MOUNTAINS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AS A WEAK DISTURBANCE PASSES OVER COLORADO. THERE WILL BE A COOL TREND OVER THE ENTIRE AREA ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BEHIND THE DISTURBANCE. ...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-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY- INCLUDING CROOK...MERINO...STERLING...PEETZ...AKRON...COPE...LAST CHANCE...OTIS...JULESBURG...OVID...SEDGWICK...AMHERST...HAXTUN... HOLYOKE 356 AM MST MON JAN 26 2015 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 0700...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-68. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........23-27%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 9-15 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTH 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......BELOW 1000 FT AGL UNTIL 0900...THEN 3500-4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20-25 MPH UNTIL 1600...THEN AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1600...THEN FAIR. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-39. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........66-76%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 8-13 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2500 FT AGL UNTIL 0400...THEN BELOW 1000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 0200...THEN WEST 15-20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-72. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........23-27%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 8-13 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 8 MPH. HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 15-25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......BELOW 1000 FT AGL UNTIL 0900...THEN 2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 1300...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. WEST WINDS 8-12 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 13-23 MPH. .THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 8-12 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 8-12 MPH.
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