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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR S Cntrl and Sern Colorado
National Weather Service Pueblo Co
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM TODAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
222 AND 226 THROUGH 233...WHICH INCLUDES EL PASO...PUEBLO...
FREMONT...HUERFANO...LAS ANIMAS...CROWLEY AND OTERO COUNTIES...

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM THURSDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 228
THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES PUEBLO...HUERFANO...LAS ANIMAS...
CROWLEY...OTERO...KIOWA...BENT...PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES...

.Discussion...

Red flag conditions are expected over most of the plains both today
and Thursday.  The severity of today`s conditions will be more
widespread and extreme than yesterday.  Conditions on Thursday could
be equally as bad.  Winds on Thursday will be even stronger than today
which could make conditions even worse.

Friday through the weekend, cooler air should move into the region
and winds should decrease, allowing the fire danger to subside.

Strong winds will result in good or better ventilation rates across
the entire district for the next couple days.

--- thunderstorms imply strong gusty and erratic winds ---

COZ220-222330-
Upper Arkansas River Valley Including Lake County and Chaffee
County-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny(51 percent). Isolated showers in
                    the morning. Scattered showers in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....41-57F...except 24-40F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........22-27 percent...except 31-45 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-15 mph...except southwest 10-20 mph
                    mountain top winds.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West around 62 mph.
Mixing height.......7000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 49 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy(59 percent). Scattered showers
                    through the night.
Min temperature.....17-28F...except 4-18F above 10000 feet.
Max humidity........60-71 percent...except 73-100 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 10 mph with gusts to around 40
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 58-70 mph decreasing to 49-67 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing height.......4500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow through the day.
                    Chance of rain early in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....22-39F...except 13-23F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........28-42 percent...except 47-63 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.40 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 39-53 mph decreasing to 37-48 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......9500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 40 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 3 below to 14 above zero.
Highs 8 to 32. West winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 5 below to
11 above zero. Highs 12 to 36. West winds around 15 mph. Gusts up
to 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 4 to 22. Highs
19 to 41. West winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain. Lows 12 to 28.
Highs 22 to 45.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
rain. Lows 11 to 31. Highs 18 to 42.

$$

COZ223-222330-
Eastern San Juan Mountains and La Garita Mountains Including Wolf
Creek Pass and Creede-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny(60 percent). Isolated showers.
Max temperature.....36-51F...except 27-37F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........34-50 percent...except 46-62 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-15 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West around 61 mph.
Mixing height.......6000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy(60 percent) then becoming partly
                    cloudy(45 percent) then becoming mostly
                    cloudy(55 percent). Isolated showers in the
                    evening. Scattered showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....10-23F.
Max humidity........74-91 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-15 mph...except southwest 10-20 mph
                    mountain top winds.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 51-69 mph increasing to 60-78 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing height.......5000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 53 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny(60 percent). Chance of snow until
                    late afternoon, then slight chance of snow late
                    in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....22-37F...except 14-26F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........29-45 percent...except 39-53 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 48-67 mph decreasing to 33-52 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......9000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 44 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows zero to
13 above. Highs 12 to 29. West winds around 20 mph. Gusts up to
40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 2 below to 10 above zero. Highs
17 to 33. West winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 9 to 19.
Highs 21 to 38. Southwest winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to
30 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 15 to 25. Highs 24 to 41.
.TUESDAY...Cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 14 to 26. Highs 21 to 38.

$$

COZ225-222330-
Southern Front Range Including Sangre De Cristo Mountains/Wet
Mountains/La Veta Pass-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(32 percent).
Max temperature.....44-69F...except 30-43F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........13-31 percent...except 33-51 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-15 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 49-68 mph increasing to 54-71 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......6500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 53 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 1000, then excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(37 percent). Isolated showers
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....23-35F...except 11-23F above 10000 feet.
Max humidity........51-78 percent...except 71-87 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 10 mph...except southwest
                    10-20 mph mountain top winds.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 54-71 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 67-85 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......2500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 54 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1900, then good.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(40 percent). Slight chance of snow
                    through the day. Slight chance of rain in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....32-53F...except 21-32F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........14-28 percent...except 30-41 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 15-25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 73-91 mph becoming west and
                    decreasing to 61-79 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......9000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 55 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 0700, then excellent.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 6 to 22. Highs 18 to 41. West winds
around 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 18. Highs 22 to 45. West
winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 13 to 27.
Highs 27 to 50. West winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
19 to 34. Highs 30 to 54.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
18 to 36. Highs 27 to 50.

$$

COZ221-222330-
Teller County/Rampart Range Including Pikes Peak and Florissant
Fossil Beds National Monument-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....45-65F...except 31-44F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........13-25 percent...except 22-35 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-15 mph...except west 15-25 mph
                    mountain top winds.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 46-64 mph increasing to 55-70 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......8500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 42 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(30 percent). Isolated showers
                    early in the morning.
Min temperature.....19-30F...except 9-19F above 10000 feet.
Max humidity........67-77 percent...except 77-91 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 5 mph...except southwest 5-15
                    mph mountain top winds.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 49-68 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 54-73 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......5500 ft agl until 2000, then 3000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 43 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800. good after 2000.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny(55 percent). Slight chance of snow
                    in the morning. Slight chance of rain late in
                    the morning, then chance of rain and snow in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....32-43F...except 19-31F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........22-27 percent...except 31-41 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 51-69 mph becoming west and
                    decreasing to 30-48 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......9500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 37 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 0900, then excellent.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 4 to 18.
Highs 15 to 30. Northwest winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to
30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 3 to 11.
Highs 20 to 36. West winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 11 to 21. Highs 24 to 41. West
winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 17 to 27.
Highs 29 to 49.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
18 to 31. Highs 27 to 45.

$$

COZ222-222330-
Fremont County Including Canon City/Howard/Texas Creek-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....46-76F...except 36-42F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........10-25 percent...except 32-38 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph...except southwest 15-25 mph
                    mountain top winds.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West around 67 mph.
Mixing height.......3500 ft agl until 1000, then 9000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 42 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 0900, then excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(32 percent). Isolated showers
                    early in the morning.
Min temperature.....22-33F...except 13-19F above 10000 feet.
Max humidity........58-71 percent...except 77-88 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-10 mph...except southwest 10-20 mph
                    mountain top winds.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 49-68 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 59-77 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......5500 ft agl until 2000, then 2500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800. fair after 2000.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(48 percent). Slight chance of snow
                    in the morning. Slight chance of rain in the
                    late morning and afternoon. Chance of snow in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....29-52F...except 24-27F above 10000 feet.
Min humidity........16-27 percent...except 40-44 percent above
                    10000 feet.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 10-20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 55-74 mph decreasing to 41-60 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......2500 ft agl until 0700, then 10500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 44 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 0700. excellent after 0800.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 8 to 24.
Highs 22 to 40. West winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 6 to 18. Highs 26 to 45. West
winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 14 to 28. Highs 32 to 50. West
winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
21 to 33. Highs 36 to 57.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
22 to 36. Highs 32 to 55.

$$

COZ224-222330-
San Luis Valley Including Alamosa/Del Norte/Fort Garland/Saguache-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(42 percent).
Max temperature.....53-61F.
Min humidity........21-32 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-10 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West around 62 mph.
Mixing height.......7000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 36 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0600. excellent after 1300.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(40 percent). Isolated showers
                    early in the morning.
Min temperature.....24-27F.
Max humidity........71-81 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 10 mph with gusts to around 30
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 52-69 mph increasing to 64-83 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing height.......5500 ft agl until 1900, then 2500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 27 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800, then very good until
                    1900, then fair until 2000, then poor until
                    0400, then fair.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(46 percent). Slight chance of snow
                    in the morning. Slight chance of rain late in
                    the morning.
Max temperature.....37-43F.
Min humidity........22-27 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 10-20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 66-84 mph decreasing to 41-60 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......10000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 37 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 0800, then excellent.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 9 to 15. Highs in the lower to mid
30s. West winds around 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 12. Highs in the mid to
upper 30s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
16 to 20. Highs 38 to 43. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows in
the 20s. Highs 42 to 48.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows in
the mid to upper 20s. Highs 39 to 44.

$$

COZ226-222330-
Northern El Paso County Including Monument and Black Forest-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....58-69F.
Min humidity........10-13 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 29-47 mph increasing to 45-63 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......2500 ft agl until 0900, then 10000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 31 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 0900, then excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....27-30F.
Max humidity........66-75 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the
                    evening.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 39-58 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 45-63 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......8500 ft agl until 1900. 2000 ft agl after 2000.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800, then very good until
                    1900, then good until 2000, then poor.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny(54 percent). Slight chance of rain
                    in the afternoon. Slight chance of snow late in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....38-47F.
Min humidity........20-26 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5-15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 43-61 mph becoming west and
                    decreasing to 23-35 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......10500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 28 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0700. excellent after 0800.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 12 to 19.
Highs 25 to 32. North winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 7 to 14. Highs 33 to 39. West
winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 17 to 21. Highs 37 to 43. Southwest
winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 20s. Highs 47 to 55.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 27 to 33.
Highs 42 to 51.

$$

COZ227-222330-
Southern El Paso County Including Fort Carson and Colorado
Springs-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....69-76F.
Min humidity........9-11 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 32-51 mph increasing to 49-66 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......10000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 29 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 0900, then excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....30-33F.
Max humidity........58-66 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 5 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in
                    the evening.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 41-60 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 51-69 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......8500 ft agl until 1900. 2000 ft agl after 2000.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 21 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800, then very good until
                    1900, then good until 2000, then poor.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(46 percent). Slight chance of rain
                    in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....47-52F.
Min humidity........16-18 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 56-75 mph becoming west and
                    decreasing to 39-58 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......3500 ft agl until 0900, then 10500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 37 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0700. excellent after 1000.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
18 to 22. Highs 32 to 37. North winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to
30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 12 to 18. Highs 38 to 43.
Southwest winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs in
the 40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Highs
53 to 58.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Highs
49 to 55.

$$

COZ228-222330-
Pueblo County Including Pueblo-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....72-78F.
Min humidity........9-10 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 40-59 mph increasing to 48-67 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......3500 ft agl until 1000, then 10000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 35 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 0900. excellent after 1100.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....33-39F.
Max humidity........50-64 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-10 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 37-55 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 54-73 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......8500 ft agl until 1900. 2000 ft agl after 2000.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 29 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800, then very good until
                    1900, then good until 2000, then poor until
                    0400, then fair.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(37 percent).
Max temperature.....51-60F.
Min humidity........13-16 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 69-85 mph becoming west and
                    decreasing to 59-75 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......10000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 42 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0600. excellent after 0800.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs
37 to 44. Northwest winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 16 to 19. Highs 43 to 50. South
winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 20s. Highs 47 to 54. West
winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 28 to 33. Highs 56 to 64.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 40. Highs 53 to 60.

$$

COZ229-222330-
Huerfano County Including Walsenburg-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....69-74F.
Min humidity........11-13 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 10-20 mph with gusts to around 55 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 39-58 mph increasing to 48-66 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......2500 ft agl until 1000, then 6500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 51 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 0900. excellent after 1100.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....34-38F.
Max humidity........44-49 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-15 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 52-68 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 63-82 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......4500 ft agl until 1900, then 1500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 45 mph until 1900, then southwest
                    around 34 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800, then very good until
                    1900, then good until 2000, then poor until
                    2300, then fair until 2400, then poor until
                    0400, then fair.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(31 percent).
Max temperature.....51-56F.
Min humidity........13-14 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 15 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 73-87 mph becoming west and
                    decreasing to 63-78 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......9000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 44 mph until 0800, then west
                    around 43 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 0600. excellent after 0800.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 19 to 22. Highs near 40. Northwest
winds around 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 16 to 18. Highs in the mid to
upper 40s. South winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Highs near
50. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Highs in
the mid to upper 50s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the mid
to upper 30s. Highs 50 to 55.

$$

COZ230-222330-
Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....72-78F.
Min humidity........9-11 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 10-20 mph with gusts to around 55 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 38-56 mph increasing to 47-62 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......1500 ft agl until 0900. 9000 ft agl after 1000.
Transport winds.....West around 45 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0900. excellent after 1000.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....37-41F.
Max humidity........42-46 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 10 mph with gusts to around 45
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 48-63 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 58-76 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......6500 ft agl until 1900, then 2000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800. fair after 2000.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(28 percent).
Max temperature.....54-58F.
Min humidity........12-14 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 15 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 66-84 mph shifting to the west 64-79
                    mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......8500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 43 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 0800, then excellent.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 17 to 23. Highs in the lower 40s.
Northwest winds around 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 18. Highs in the mid to
upper 40s. South winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Highs in
the lower to mid 50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Highs
56 to 62.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 39. Highs 51 to 57.

$$

COZ231-222330-
Crowley County Including Ordway-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....74-77F.
Min humidity........11-12 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 40-59 mph increasing to 47-62 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......2500 ft agl until 1000, then 10000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0600. excellent after 1000.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(28 percent).
Min temperature.....33-36F.
Max humidity........63-67 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the
                    evening.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 37-53 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 47-66 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......9000 ft agl until 1900. 1000 ft agl after 2000.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 18 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 1900, then good until 2000,
                    then fair until 2100, then poor.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(40 percent).
Max temperature.....55-61F.
Min humidity........13-16 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 71-81 mph becoming west and
                    decreasing to 61-76 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......1000 ft agl until 0900. 10000 ft agl after
                    1000.
Transport winds.....West around 39 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0600. excellent after 1000.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows in
the lower to mid 20s. Highs 39 to 44. North winds around 15 mph.
Gusts up to 35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 17 to 20. Highs in the mid to
upper 40s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs near
50. Northeast winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows near 30. Highs in the lower to mid
60s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Highs in
the mid 50s to lower 60s.

$$

COZ232-222330-
Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....76-79F.
Min humidity........9-12 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-10 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 35-53 mph increasing to 45-60 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......1000 ft agl until 0900. 10500 ft agl after
                    1000.
Transport winds.....West around 29 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0700. excellent after 1200.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(31 percent).
Min temperature.....36-40F.
Max humidity........52-67 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 10 mph with gusts to around 35
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 39-58 mph becoming southwest and
                    increasing to 47-66 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......7000 ft agl until 2000, then 1000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800, then very good until
                    1900, then good until 2000, then fair until
                    2100, then poor.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(33 percent).
Max temperature.....59-62F.
Min humidity........13-14 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 69-79 mph shifting to the west 64-78
                    mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......3000 ft agl until 0900, then 10000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 39 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0600. excellent after 1000.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs in
the lower to mid 40s. Northwest winds around 20 mph. Gusts up to
40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 18 to 20. Highs near 50.
Southeast winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
to mid 50s. North winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows near 30. Highs in the mid 60s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Highs
near 60.

$$

COZ233-222330-
Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(31 percent).
Max temperature.....74-79F.
Min humidity........9-11 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 32-51 mph increasing to 39-58 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......1000 ft agl until 0900. 11500 ft agl after
                    1000.
Transport winds.....West around 31 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0600. excellent after 1100.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(36 percent).
Min temperature.....40-42F.
Max humidity........44-50 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 10 mph with gusts to around 35
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West around 49 mph.
Mixing height.......6500 ft agl until 2100, then 1500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 33 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1900. poor after 0400.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....55-60F.
Min humidity........11-13 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 15 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest around 70 mph.
Mixing height.......8500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 40 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0600. excellent after 0800.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 19 to 25. Highs near 40. Northwest
winds around 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 19. Highs 44 to 49. South
winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs
48 to 54. West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs 58 to 65.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 39. Highs 53 to 59.

$$

COZ234-222330-
Kiowa County Including Eads-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(29 percent).
Max temperature.....71-75F.
Min humidity........12-16 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the
                    afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 39-58 mph increasing to 45-63 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......2000 ft agl until 1000, then 9000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 1000, then fair until 1100, then
                    very good.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(42 percent).
Min temperature.....32-36F.
Max humidity........72-85 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5-10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West around 45 mph.
Mixing height.......6500 ft agl until 2000, then 1500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 18 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 1900, then good until 2000,
                    then fair until 2100, then poor.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(41 percent).
Max temperature.....56-61F.
Min humidity........15-17 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest around 70 mph.
Mixing height.......1000 ft agl until 0900. 9500 ft agl after 1000.
Transport winds.....West around 37 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900, then good until 1000, then
                    very good until 1100, then excellent.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows in
the lower 20s. Highs near 40. North winds around 15 mph. Gusts up
to 30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 18. Highs in the mid to
upper 40s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs near 50.
Northeast winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Highs in
the lower to mid 60s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the
lower to mid 30s. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

$$

COZ235-222330-
Bent County Including Las Animas-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(32 percent).
Max temperature.....74-77F.
Min humidity........12-13 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5-10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 33-52 mph increasing to 41-59 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......2000 ft agl until 1000, then 10500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 18 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 1000, then excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy(42 percent).
Min temperature.....34-40F.
Max humidity........62-78 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5-10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the
                    evening.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West around 46 mph.
Mixing height.......8500 ft agl until 2000. 1000 ft agl after 0100.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 23 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 2000. poor after 0400.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(34 percent).
Max temperature.....60-62F.
Min humidity........13-14 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 10 mph increasing to west
                    around 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest around 71 mph.
Mixing height.......1000 ft agl until 0900. 9500 ft agl after 1000.
Transport winds.....West around 30 mph until 1100, then around 38
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0600. excellent after 1100.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the lower
to mid 20s. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. Northwest winds around
20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 17 to 20. Highs in the upper 40s.
South winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs in
the lower 50s. North winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 27 to 32. Highs in the mid to upper
60s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Highs
near 60.

$$

COZ236-222330-
Prowers County Including Lamar-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(31 percent).
Max temperature.....75-77F.
Min humidity........14-16 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in
                    the afternoon. Gusts up to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 31-47 mph increasing to 39-56 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......1500 ft agl until 1000, then 9500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 1000, then very good.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy(54 percent) then becoming partly
                    cloudy(44 percent).
Min temperature.....34-39F.
Max humidity........67-79 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......South around 5 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the
                    evening.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West around 45 mph.
Mixing height.......8000 ft agl until 1900. 1500 ft agl after 2000.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 21 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 1800, then very good until
                    1900, then good until 2000, then poor until
                    2200, then fair until 2400, then poor.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(28 percent).
Max temperature.....61-64F.
Min humidity........13-15 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 10 mph increasing to west
                    around 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 59-76 mph increasing to 66-79 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Mixing height.......2000 ft agl until 0900, then 9500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....West around 37 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0600. excellent after 1100.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs in
the lower 40s. Northwest winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 16 to 19. Highs in the mid to
upper 40s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs in
the lower 50s. North winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 25 to 30. Highs in the lower to mid
60s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 33 to 39.
Highs in the lower 60s.

$$

COZ237-222330-
Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands-
328 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(40 percent).
Max temperature.....76-79F.
Min humidity........12-15 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 5 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....West 30-43 mph increasing to 32-51 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......2000 ft agl until 1000. 13000 ft agl after
                    1300.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 19 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900, then fair until 1000, then
                    good until 1200, then excellent.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy(55 percent) then becoming partly
                    cloudy(47 percent).
Min temperature.....38-42F.
Max humidity........55-70 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 5 mph with gusts to around 25
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest around 41 mph.
Mixing height.......7500 ft agl until 2200, then 1500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 26 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 2200. poor after 0400.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny(26 percent).
Max temperature.....60-67F.
Min humidity........11-13 percent.
Chc of wetting rain.0 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
15K FT MSL WINDS....Southwest 55-74 mph increasing to 64-78 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Mixing height.......1000 ft agl until 0900. 8500 ft agl after 1000.
Transport winds.....West around 37 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900, then good until 1000, then
                    very good until 1100, then excellent.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs in
the lower to mid 40s. Northwest winds around 20 mph. Gusts up to
40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 16 to 19. Highs in the mid to
upper 40s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Highs in
the lower to mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows near 30. Highs 63 to 68.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. Highs
near 60.

$$

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...

TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION NEAR NORMAL.

$$


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