National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

COZ295-261300-
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-
257 PM MDT Tue Sep 25 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Dry and cool conditions are expected overnight. A weak system will
brush southern sections of Colorado late tonight and tomorrow with 
isolated showers and thunderstorms possible across southwestern 
Colorado. Drier and unseasonably warm conditions will return on 
Thursday and continue through the weekend. 



...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.........Mostly clear (20-30%). Isolated showers after 
                    2400. 
Min temperature.....38-48 F. 
Max humidity........57-67%. 
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........6 high. 
15K Ft MSL Winds....West 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 20 to 25 mph 
                    after midnight. 
Mixing Height.......10000 ft AGL until 2000, then 2500 ft AGL. 
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph until 2400, then east. 
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100, then poor. 

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40%) until 1200, then mostly 
                    sunny (20-30%). Isolated showers and 
                    thunderstorms. 
Max temperature.....56-66 F. 
Min humidity........22-32%. 
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming 
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................10 percent. 
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........5 moderate. 
15K Ft MSL Winds....West 25 to 35 mph, becoming northwest 20 to 25 
                    mph in the afternoon. 
Mixing Height.......9500 ft AGL. 
Transport Winds.....South 5 mph until 1200, then west. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200. 

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10%). 
Min temperature.....35-45 F. 
Max humidity........45-55%. 
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....Northwest 15 to 20 mph. 
Mixing Height.......5500 ft AGL until 2100, then 2000 ft AGL. 
Transport Winds.....West 5 mph until 2400, then northeast. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 2100, then poor. 

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10%). 
Max temperature.....61-71 F. 
Min humidity........11-16%. 
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 15 to 20 mph. 
Mixing Height.......3000 ft AGL until 1100, then 8500 ft AGL. 
Transport Winds.....North 5 mph until 1200, then west. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 1200. Good after 1500. 

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 68-78. Winds less than 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 36-46. Highs 67-77. Winds less than
15 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 38-48. Highs 66-76. Winds less than
15 mph. 
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms and isolated
showers. Lows 39-49. Highs 65-75. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 39-49. Highs 62-72. 

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