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High Pressure and Near Seasonal Temperatures Persists This Week

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Routt Forecast Area-
140 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...
High pressure will continue over the Four Corners region through the 
week allowing for mostly clear skies and dry weather each day. Surface
winds will remain light with strong inversions each night, resulting
in less than ideal burning conditions through the week. By Friday, a 
new storm system will increase winds in the afternoon with some isolated
showers returning to the region in the afternoon and into Saturday.

...GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR ANY SHOWERS
OR THUNDERSTORMS...
...THE SMOKE DATA IS CALCULATED FROM AN AVERAGE AT 6000 FEET MSL...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10%). 
Min temperature.....18-28 F. 
Max humidity........37-47%. 
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming 
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................0 percent. 
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 moderate. 
15K Ft MSL Winds....West 20 to 25 mph. 
Mixing Height.......2000 ft AGL. 
Transport Winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10%). 
Max temperature.....54-64 F. 
Min humidity........8-13%. 
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming 
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................0 percent. 
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 moderate. 
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 20 to 30 mph. 
Mixing Height.......5500 ft AGL. 
Transport Winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 1200, then fair. 

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20%). 
Min temperature.....22-32 F. 
Max humidity........39-49%. 
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming 
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................0 percent. 
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 moderate. 
15K Ft MSL Winds....West 20 to 30 mph, increasing to 25 to 35 mph 
                    after midnight. 
Mixing Height.......2000 ft AGL. 
Transport Winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20%). 
Max temperature.....55-65 F. 
Min humidity........10-15%. 
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming 
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................0 percent. 
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 moderate. 
15K Ft MSL Winds....West 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 20 to 25 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing Height.......3500 ft AGL until 1200, then 6000 ft AGL. 
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Fair after 1200. 

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 26-36. Highs 58-68. Winds less
than 15 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 31-41. Highs
56-66. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 26-36.
Highs 43-53. Winds less than 15 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 22-32. Highs 45-55. 
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 25-35. Highs 48-58. 

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