Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West; Storms in the High Plains

Gusty winds, very dry conditions, and areas of dry thunderstorms are producing Critical fire weather threats across the Great Basin, Northern Rockies, and into the Northern High Plains. Severe storms in the High Plains are primarily expected to contain damaging winds and large hail. Near record heat in the South and Central High Plains and the Northeast. Heat builds into the Southwest this week. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Air Force Academy (KAFF)

Lat: 38.97°NLon: 104.82°WElev: 6572ft.

Mostly Cloudy

32°C

89°F

Humidity 7%
Wind Speed NE 7 km/h
Barometer 1008.8 mb (30.08 in)
Dewpoint -8°C (17°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index29°C (85°F)
Last update 11 Aug 3:58 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles ENE Black Forest CO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. South southwest wind around 20 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 31 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. East wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west northwest 15 to 20 km/h after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 31. North northwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 31 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 12. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 12 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 31. West northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming south in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 31 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. South southeast wind around 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 30 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. South southwest wind around 10 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming northeast in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 28 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. South southwest wind around 20 km/h.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. East wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west northwest 15 to 20 km/h after midnight.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 31. North northwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 12. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 31. West northwest wind around 10 km/h becoming south in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. South southeast wind around 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. South southwest wind around 10 km/h.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. South southeast wind around 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 25. North northwest wind around 15 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. South wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 26. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming east in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles ENE Black Forest CO
 39.06°N 104.58°W (Elev. 2236 m)
2:42 pm MDT Aug 11, 2020
4pm MDT Aug 11, 2020-6pm MDT Aug 18, 2020
 
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