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 603 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014 .DISCUSSION...TODAY AND TONIGHT...MOIST...UNSTABLE AND STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL BE OVER COLORADO THROUGH THE PERIOD. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...IT WILL BE VERY WINDY OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO ON TUESDAY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. IN THE MOUNTAINS THERE WILL ALSO BE A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. WEDNESDAY WILL BE DRY WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES. ON THURSDAY THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AFTERNOON RAIN SHOWERS OVER THE PLAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN MILD. A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY BRINGING A CHANCE OF SNOW AND COLDER 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-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY- INCLUDING CROOK...MERINO...STERLING...PEETZ...AKRON...COPE...LAST CHANCE...OTIS...JULESBURG...OVID...SEDGWICK...AMHERST...HAXTUN... HOLYOKE 603 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY(60-65%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. MAX TEMPERATURE.....36-40. 24 HR TREND......4-7 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........57-65%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 14-24 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30-35 MPH UNTIL 1600...THEN AROUND 25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL 2300...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW. MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-23. 24 HR TREND......10-15 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........97-99%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 19-29 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 40-50 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25-30 MPH UNTIL 2200. AROUND 45 MPH AFTER 0300. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0100...THEN GOOD. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW UNTIL 1100. CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL 1100...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....31-35. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........55-65%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 24-38 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................10 PERCENT UNTIL 1100...THEN 0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTH 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 40-50 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 1100...THEN VERY GOOD. .TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 16. NORTHWEST WINDS 11-17 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS 9-15 MPH. .CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS 8-14 MPH. .FRIDAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10-16 MPH.
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