On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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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

81°F

27°C

Humidity 17%
Wind Speed NNW 8 MPH
Barometer 30.14 in (1013.9 mb)
Dewpoint 32°F (0°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 28 Jul 7:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles ENE Battlement Mesa CO

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 48. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 48 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 50 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 93 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 96 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear, with a low around 48. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Friday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles ENE Battlement Mesa CO
 39.49°N 107.92°W (Elev. 5197 ft)
5:48 pm MDT Jul 28, 2015
8pm MDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm MDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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