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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rifle, Garfield County Regional Airport (KRIL)

Lat: 39.525°NLon: 107.72722°WElev: 5545ft.

Fair

58°F

14°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed calm
Barometer 30.17 in (1015.2 mb)
Dewpoint 52°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 04 Aug 4:53 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

7 Miles SE Battlement Mesa CO

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 47 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 63 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 51 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 67 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 51 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 66 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 52 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 64 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 50 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tuesday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
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Point Forecast:
7 Miles SE Battlement Mesa CO
 39.38°N 107.94°W (Elev. 10026 ft)
2:17 am MDT Aug 4, 2015
5am MDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm MDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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