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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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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

50°F

10°C

Humidity 58%
Wind Speed W 15 G 23 mph
Barometer 30.62 in
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill45°F (7°C)
Last update 2 Sep 8:33 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Vail Pass CO

  • Today

    Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 65 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 62 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 43 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 61 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 42 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 61 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 40 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: 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
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
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Point Forecast:
Vail Pass CO
 39.52°N 106.2°W (Elev. 10584 ft)
8:44 am MDT Sep 2, 2015
8am MDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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