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Spot Forecast for Range 155 Fire...Fort Carson Fire Dept
National Weather Service PUEBLO CO
342 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 1600 MDT on March 23.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

Please contact our office at (719) 948-9429, if you have questions
or concerns with this forecast.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 5 PM MDT FRIDAY...

.DISCUSSION...

Red Flag conditions will persist through 8 PM this evening. There
is a very small chance of a thunderstorm through midnight. Any
thunderstorm would produce little to no rain, but gusty winds and
dry lightning are possible. A cold front will move through the
region from the north around midnight. Winds will shift to
northerly, and become strong. Precipitation in the form of rain,
possibly snow, will move into the area with the cold front, and
persist until at least 9 am. Snow levels will drop to around 6000
ft by early Friday. The storm system will quickly move east Friday
afternoon, with winds decreasing Friday night.

.REST OF TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly sunny(59 PERCENT). Isolated
                    thunderstorms.
LAL.................2 until 1700, then 3.
Max temperature.....71-76F.
Min humidity........4-9 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds 12-16 mph with gusts to around
                    30 mph. Gusty and erratic winds expected near
                    thunderstorms.
Mixing height.......13500 ft agl.
Transport winds.....South around 29 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms until 2400, then rain and snow
                    likely. Blowing snow after 0400.
LAL.................3 until 2100, then 1.
Min temperature.....33-38F.
Max humidity........68-73 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Windy. West winds 12-16 mph with gusts to
                    around 31 mph until 2100, then northwest until
                    2400, then north 29-33 mph with gusts to around
                    52 mph. Gusty and erratic winds expected near
                    thunderstorms until 2100.
Mixing height.......11500 ft agl until 2000. 2500 ft agl after
                    2400.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 19 mph until 2100, then west
                    around 8 mph until 2200, then around 23 mph
                    until 2300, then north around 37 mph until
                    2400, then around 52 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2000, then good until 2100,
                    then poor until 2200, then very good.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 1700, then mostly sunny(45
                    PERCENT). Blowing snow until 0800. Chance of
                    snow until 0800, then chance of rain until
                    1000, then slight chance of rain until 1100.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....50-55F.
Min humidity........26-31 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Windy. North winds 28-32 mph until 1500, then
                    13-17 mph. Gusts up to 52 mph.
Mixing height.......7000 ft agl.
Transport winds.....North around 32 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 0700. excellent after 0900.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.

$$
Forecaster...LINE/STARK
Requested by...CPT Jones
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1705076.0/PUB


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