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Heat, Severe and Fire Weather

Excessive heat warnings persist across the Desert Southwest, while the heat and humidity lingers along the East Coast. An extensive zone of strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and locally heavy rain are expected along a strong cold front from New England to the south-central Plains. Finally, elevated fire weather threats/red flag warnings are likely across the Inter-mountain West. Read More >

 

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Temperature Forecast

 

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Thunderstorm Outlook

(Today's Severe Weather Potential)

 

 

 

 

 

Lightning Legend Lightning Safety Tips over Higher Terrain

 
Risk Level
Definition
None
No lightning risk
Limited
Thunderstorms expected to be isolated to scattered in coverage. 
Atmospheric conditions support cloud to ground lightning strikes in and near thunderstorms.
Elevated
Thunderstorms expected to be numerous in coverage.
  Atmospheric conditions support cloud to ground lightning strikes in and near thunderstorms.
Significant
Widespread thunderstorms are expected.
  Atmospheric conditions support cloud to ground lightning strikes in and near thunderstorms.
Extreme
Thunderstorms are expected with nearly continuous cloud to ground lightning strikes in and near thunderstorms.

 

 

   Rocky Mountain National Park always has fire restrictions in place.  Campfires are prohibited in the park, except within

designated campfire rings in picnic areas and front-country campgrounds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Time Lightning Data 

Number of Lightning Strikes/Flashes over a 2 Minute Period provided by COLMA (updated every 60 seconds)