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Tropics remain active

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for Erica as yet another tropical system, Fred, forms in the eastern Atlantic. Remnants of Erika could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for two hurricanes, Jimena and Ignacio.
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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

55°F

13°C

Humidity 64%
Wind Speed calm
Barometer 30.17 in (1014.6 mb)
Dewpoint 43°F (6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 30 Aug 4:53 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

7 Miles SE Battlement Mesa CO

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 63. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 63 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 49 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 59 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 49 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 63 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 49 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 61 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 48 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 63. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
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Point Forecast:
7 Miles SE Battlement Mesa CO
 39.38°N 107.94°W (Elev. 10026 ft)
5:18 am MDT Aug 30, 2015
5am MDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 5, 2015
 
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