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 227 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL MOVE ACROSS WYOMING AND NORTHERN COLORADO THROUGH TONIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY THE DISTURBANCE WITH SHOWERS AND STORMS ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST THIS EVENING. BEHIND THE LOW...SOME GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER EAST SLOPES AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. DRIER AND MORE STABLE AIRMASS WILL MOVE INTO COLORADO ON TUESDAY WITH ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS AND STORMS OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER TERRAIN. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...WARMER AND DRIER AIR SPREADS OVER THE FORECAST AREA WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE REGION. ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE ON TAP THROUGH FRIDAY. BY THE WEEKEND...THE RIDGE MOVES AWAY ALLOWING A SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF A DEEP LOW PRESSURE TROUGH TO INCREASE THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA ON SATURDAY. ...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- INCLUDING CROOK...MERINO...STERLING...PEETZ...AKRON...COPE...LAST CHANCE...OTIS 227 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 0200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY(40-50%). CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2300...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 0100. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 0200 UNTIL 0300. MIN TEMPERATURE.....51-55. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........94-98%. 24 HR TREND......25-35% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10-16 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE EVENING. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................4 UNTIL 2300...THEN 3 UNTIL 0100...THEN 1 UNTIL 0200...THEN 3 UNTIL 0300...THEN 1. CWR.................30 PERCENT UNTIL 1900. 0 PERCENT AFTER 2300. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20-25 MPH UNTIL 0100...THEN WEST AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 2400...THEN POOR. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY(35-45%). SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1300. MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-84. 24 HR TREND......7-10 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........26-30%. 24 HR TREND......15-20% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 9-15 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300...THEN 2 UNTIL 1500...THEN 3. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4500-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 10500-11500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15-20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1000. VERY GOOD AFTER 1200. .TUESDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2100. MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-57. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........74-82%. 24 HR TREND......20-25% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......VARIABLE LESS THAN 8 MPH BECOMING WEST 8-13 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW. LAL.................3 UNTIL 2100...THEN 1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....NORTHWEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL 0200...THEN WEST AROUND 10 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 2000...THEN POOR. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-87. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........25-29%. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. 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.......4500-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 9500-10500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 0700...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 8 MPH. .THURSDAY...CLEAR. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 9-15 MPH. .FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WINDS 11-17 MPH. .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 13-23 MPH.
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