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Extreme Fire Weather Conditions in the Desert Southwest on Thursday

Strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry ground conditions increase the threat for wildfire activity in the Desert Southwest, Great Basin, Central/Southern High Plains and Southeast on Thursday. The greatest concern is in New Mexico and Arizona, where winds of 30 to 40 mph (with gusts up to 50 to 60 mph) and an extremely dry air mass will fuel Extreme-level fire weather conditions. Read More >

Current conditions at

Central Colorado Regional Airport (KAEJ)

Lat: 38.81°NLon: 106.12°WElev: 7946ft.

Fair

28°F

-2°C

Humidity 34%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.28 in
Dewpoint 3°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 19 Apr 7:55 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Salida CO

Red Flag Warning April 19, 11:00am until April 19, 08:00pm
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Red Flag Warning
  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 65 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a southeast wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely before 9am, then rain likely between 9am and 1pm, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 52. Southeast wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 52 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Rain likely before 8pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 8pm and 10pm, then a chance of snow after 10pm. Some thunder is also possible.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 11am and noon, then a chance of rain showers after noon. Some thunder is also possible.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 56 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 31. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest in the evening.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 31 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 63 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 35 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 65 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a southeast wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Showers likely before 9am, then rain likely between 9am and 1pm, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Southeast wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Rain likely before 8pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 8pm and 10pm, then a chance of snow after 10pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 11am and noon, then a chance of rain showers after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 31. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 62. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Salida CO
 38.53°N 106.01°W (Elev. 7172 ft)
7:36 am MDT Apr 19, 2018
8am MDT Apr 19, 2018-6pm MDT Apr 25, 2018
 
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