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 302 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015 .DISCUSSION...TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...A MODERATE NORTHWEST TO WESTERLY FLOW BE OVER COLORADO. A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE OVER COLORADO TONIGHT...WITH SNOW REDEVELOPING THROUGH THE EVENING IN THE MOUNTAINS...FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...URBAN CORRIDOR AND PALMER DIVIDE. THERE WILL BE SOME LINGERING SNOW FRIDAY MORNING THEN THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH AS THE SYSTEM EXITS TO THE SOUTH AND EAST. IT WILL REMAIN COLD ON FRIDAY WITH AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW DEVELOPING OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS IN THE AFTERNOON. LONG TERM DISCUSSION...FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE WESTERN U.S. WILL KEEP COLD CONDITIONS IN PLACE AND BRING PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK. ...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 302 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL 2300...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MIN TEMPERATURE.....5-9. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........84-94%. 24 HR TREND......10-15% DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 9-15 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................10 PERCENT UNTIL 0300...THEN 0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 35-45 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 10-15 MPH UNTIL 0200...THEN AROUND 20 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....18-22. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MIN HUMIDITY........58-68%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 13-23 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-4500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20-25 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 1100...THEN GOOD. .FRIDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. MIN TEMPERATURE.....7-11. 24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE. MAX HUMIDITY........90-100%. 24 HR TREND......7-10% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 12-18 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....WEST 30-40 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3000 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20-25 MPH UNTIL 0200...THEN AROUND 15 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR UNTIL 2400...THEN POOR. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL 1100... THEN CHANCE OF SNOW. MAX TEMPERATURE.....21-25. 24 HR TREND......2-4 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........65-73%. 24 HR TREND......2-4% WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 8-13 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 8 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW. LAL.................1. CWR.................0 PERCENT UNTIL 1100...THEN 10 PERCENT. 15K FT MSL WINDS....SOUTHWEST 20-30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10-15 MPH UNTIL 1000...THEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. .SATURDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 12. VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 8 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 8 MPH. .MONDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WINDS 8-13 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 8-14 MPH.
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