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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

-3°C

26°F

Humidity 37%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.28 in
Dewpoint -16°C (3°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 19 Apr 7:35 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: Increasing clouds, with a high near 18. Breezy, with a southeast wind 5 to 15 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h.

    Sunny then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 18 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Breezy, with a southeast wind 30 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    Low: 3 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely before 8am, then rain likely between 8am and noon, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 11. South southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h becoming west southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 11 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 7pm and 9pm, then a chance of snow after 9pm. Some thunder is also possible.  Cloudy, with a low around -1. West wind 15 to 20 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: -1 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and 11am, then a chance of rain showers after 11am. Some thunder is also possible.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 13. West northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming north northeast in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 13 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -1. North northeast wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southwest in the evening.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: -1 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 17. West northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 17 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Southeast wind 5 to 15 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. West southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 18 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near 18. Breezy, with a southeast wind 5 to 15 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Breezy, with a southeast wind 30 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Showers likely before 8am, then rain likely between 8am and noon, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 11. South southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Friday Night
A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 7pm and 9pm, then a chance of snow after 9pm. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around -1. West wind 15 to 20 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and 11am, then a chance of rain showers after 11am. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 13. West northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming north northeast in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -1. North northeast wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southwest in the evening.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 17. West northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Southeast wind 5 to 15 km/h becoming west southwest after midnight.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. West southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. West wind 15 to 20 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 17. West southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. East southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming south after midnight.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 17. South southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.
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Point Forecast:
Salida CO
 38.53°N 106.01°W (Elev. 2186 m)
3:49 am MDT Apr 19, 2018
7am MDT Apr 19, 2018-6pm MDT Apr 25, 2018
 
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