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Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist through Friday afternoon across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures in the 90s to around 100 degrees in many locations. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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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

64°F

18°C

Humidity 30%
Wind Speed calm
Barometer 30.30 in (1018.3 mb)
Dewpoint 32°F (0°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 31 Jul 12:53 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

8 Miles SSW Rifle CO

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 54 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 73 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Friday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
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Point Forecast:
8 Miles SSW Rifle CO
 39.43°N 107.83°W (Elev. 7992 ft)
11:48 pm MDT Jul 30, 2015
1am MDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm MDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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