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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1123 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

COZ038-282030-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
INCLUDING...FORT COLLINS...HEREFORD...LOVELAND...NUNN
1123 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.NOW...
WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL CONTINUE
ACROSS NORTHERN SECTIONS OF WELD AND LARIMER COUNTIES THROUGH
EARLY AFTERNOON.

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1100 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

COZ030>051-291700-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1100 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH RANGELAND FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON NEAR THE WYOMING
BORDER AND ALONG THE BASE OF THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WEST
WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH DRYING FUELS TO PRODUCE HIGH RANGELAND
FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON IN AREAS NEAR THE WYOMING BORDER IN
LARIMER AND WELD COUNTIES...AND ALONG THE BASE OF THE FOOTHILLS IN
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES. ELSEWHERE...LIGHT WINDS AND
UNSEASONABLY WARMER TEMPERATURES WITH ABUNDANT SUNSHINE ARE TO BE
EXPECTED TODAY. TONIGHT...A WEAK COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO RACE
SOUTH ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO AFTER MIDNIGHT BRINGING COOLER
TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY HIGHER HUMIDITY TO THE AREA. PRIOR TO
THE PASSAGE OF THIS COLD FRONT...A FEW GUSTY AND MOSTLY LIGHT RAIN
SHOWERS MAY DEVELOP THIS EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE STATE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A SERIES OF WEAK DISTURBANCES WILL PASS ACROSS NORTHERN COLORADO
THROUGH THE PERIOD. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR
THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...MAINLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHANCE
SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AT LOWER ELEVATIONS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. AT THIS TIME...SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT
ANTICIPATED...ALTHOUGH AFTERNOON SHOWERS ON THE PLAINS MAY PRODUCE
STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
BAKER/ENTREKIN



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
930 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON NEAR THE WYOMING BORDER AND
ALONG THE BASE OF THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...

UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WEST
WINDS WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE HIGH TO VERY HIGH RANGELAND FIRE
DANGER THIS AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE MOST LIKELY NEAR
THE WYOMING BORDER IN LARIMER AND WELD COUNTIES WHERE WINDS WILL
GUST TO NEAR 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY WARM
AND GUSTY DOWNSLOPE WINDS AREAS ALONG THE BASE OF THE FRONT RANGE
FOOTHILLS IN BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES WILL ALSO PRODUCE
HIGH FIRE DANGER PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AREAS.

COZ238-242-282330-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0003.150328T1800Z-150329T0000Z/
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-
930 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MDT TODAY
FOR GUSTY WEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR ZONES 238 AND
242 UP ALONG THE WYOMING BORDER IN LARIMER AND WELD COUNTIES...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 238 AND 242.

* TIMING...RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP BY NOON AND CONTINUE
  UNTIL TEMPERATURES AND WIND SPEEDS DECREASE AROUND 6 PM.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL IGNITE EASILY AND SPREAD RAPIDLY UNDER
  THESE CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND VERY WARM TEMPERATURES
CAN CONTRIBUTE TO VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$
BAKER



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