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Hot Weather Over Much of the U.S.

Tuesday may be the first day of September, but it will feel more like July in much of the country. Highs in the low to mid 90s will be common from the central and southern Plains across the southeast and into the mid-Atlantic. Highs over 100 will be common in the desert southwest. The hot weather is expected to continue in many areas through the Labor Day weekend.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Copper Mountain - Red Cliff Pass (KCCU)

Lat: 39.48°NLon: 106.15°WElev: 12028ft.

Fair

46°F

8°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed W 17 G 24 mph
Barometer 30.58 in
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill39°F (4°C)
Last update 1 Sep 3:53 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Vail Pass CO

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 64 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. South southwest wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 43 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 65 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 43 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 66. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 66 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 63 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 42 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 59 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. South southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
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Point Forecast:
Vail Pass CO
 39.52°N 106.2°W (Elev. 10584 ft)
3:12 am MDT Sep 1, 2015
4am MDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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