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Fire Weather Forecast for Northeast and North Central Colorado
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
456 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...Today and tonight...The next in a series of Pacific
storm systems will move slowly across the region today and
tonight. Expect it to bring snow...heavy at times to the Front
Range mountains and foothills, and light to moderate rainfall to
the high plains. A mix of rain and snow can be expected between
5200 to 6200 feet tonight. Temperatures will be below average
under a heavy blanket of low clouds. Relative humidities will
also remain high with the anticipated widespread precipitation.

LONG TERM DISCUSSION...Wednesday through Saturday...A storm system
will exit the area on Wednesday with rain and snow diminishing
during the afternoon hours. Temperatures will be cooler with
higher humidity levels. Much of the snow will remain above 6000
feet. Dry and warmer on Thursday then the next storm system will
move over the region in the Friday and Saturday time frame with
mainly rain on the plains, snow in the mountains, and a mix of
rain and snow in the foothills.

       ...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...
COZ238-282215- Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County- Including Fort Collins, Hereford, Loveland, Nunn, and West Pawnee Grasslands 456 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017 .TODAY... Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain likely until 1200, then rain showers. Max Temperature.....45-49. 24 hr trend......10-15 degrees cooler. Min Humidity........68-76%. 24 hr trend......35-50% wetter. 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 6-12 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Haines Index........2 very low . LAL.................1. CWR.................40 percent until 1200, then 60 percent. 15K FT MSL winds....South 15-20 mph. Mixing height.......3000-4000 ft AGL. Transport winds.....Northeast 10-15 mph. Smoke dispersal.....Poor. .TONIGHT... Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain until 2400, then rain likely and chance of snow. Min Temperature.....31-35. 24 hr trend......4-7 degrees cooler. Max Humidity........88-96%. 24 hr trend......4-7% drier. 20-foot winds.......North winds 10-16 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Haines Index........2 very low . LAL.................1. CWR.................60 percent until 2400, then 40 percent. 15K FT MSL winds....Northeast around 15 mph. Mixing height.......3000-4000 ft AGL. Transport winds.....North 15-20 mph. Smoke dispersal.....Fair. .WEDNESDAY... Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow until 1200, then slight chance of rain. Max Temperature.....49-53. 24 hr trend......4-7 degrees warmer. Min Humidity........42-46%. 24 hr trend......25-35% drier. 20-foot winds.......North winds 11-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Haines Index........2 very low . LAL.................1. CWR.................20 percent until 1200, then 0 percent. 15K FT MSL winds....North 20-30 mph. Mixing height.......6000-7000 ft AGL. Transport winds.....North 20-25 mph until 1500, then around 15 mph. Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0900, then good. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Northwest winds 5-9 mph. .THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 5-9 mph. .FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 6-12 mph. .SATURDAY...Rain likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds 8-14 mph. $$