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 347 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EXPECT WINDY CONDITIONS FOR MOST OF THE AREA THROUGH MONDAY...AS A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. OCCASIONAL GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BLOW ESPECIALLY OVER THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS EVENING...THEN MOST AREAS WILL SEE WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS ON SUNDAY. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE ACROSS THE HIGH COUNTRY THIS EVENING BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES. SNOW WILL LESSEN OVER THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY MORNING...THEN INCREASE LATE IN THE DAY. THE NORTHEAST PLAINS HAVE A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS BEHIND THE FRONT LATE TONIGHT...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE DURING THE DAY SUNDAY. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY...MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS COLORADO IN STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT THROUGH MONDAY. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH STRONG WINDS ON THE PLAINS. A RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE WEST ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BRINGING DRYING...BUT ALSO A THREAT OF HIGH WINDS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE FRONT RANGE ON TUESDAY. WEDNESDAY LOOKS WARMER WITH LIGHTER WINDS. FOR THURSDAY THERE MAY BE A FRONT SLIDING SOUTH BRINGING COOLER AIR TO THE PLAINS...OR IT MAY REMAIN DRY AND WARM. ...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 347 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER 2100. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER 2300 UNTIL 2400. MIN TEMPERATURE.....27-31. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........69-77%. 24 HR TREND......4-7% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 11-21 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 25-35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15-20 MPH UNTIL 0300...THEN AROUND 25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....43-47. 24 HR TREND......15-20 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........31-35%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 19-29 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7000-8000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN AROUND 35 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1000...THEN VERY GOOD UNTIL 1200... THEN EXCELLENT. .SUNDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%) UNTIL 2300...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(50-60%). MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-25. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........70-76%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 18-28 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 45-55 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30-35 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD UNTIL 1900...THEN POOR. .MONDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%) UNTIL 1100...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-43. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........34-38%. 24 HR TREND......2-4% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 19-29 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 45-55 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......BELOW 1000 FT AGL UNTIL 0600...THEN 7500-8500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 1000...THEN 35-40 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0900...THEN GOOD UNTIL 1000...THEN EXCELLENT. .MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. NORTHWEST WINDS 11-17 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS 13-23 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 11-17 MPH. .THANKSGIVING DAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS 8-13 MPH.
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