Western Heat Wave

A persistent heat wave will continue to bring dangerously hot temperatures and set new records across much of the Western U.S. through this week. Additionally, there will be elevated to critical fire weather conditions across the Great Basin and into the High Plains and some dry thunderstorms in the Southwest. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Garfield County Regional Airport (KRIL)

Lat: 39.52793°NLon: 107.71961°WElev: 5512ft.

Clear

55°F

13°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed NE 3 MPH
Barometer 30.3 in (1026.08 mb)
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 15 Jun 07:25 AM MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rifle CO

  • Today

    Today: Patchy smoke after noon. Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny then
    Patchy Smoke

    High: 101 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Areas of smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east after midnight.

    Areas Smoke

    Low: 58 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Areas of smoke. Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

    Areas Smoke

    High: 100 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Hot

    High: 100 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

    Hot

    High: 97 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy smoke after noon. Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Areas of smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east after midnight.
Wednesday
Areas of smoke. Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the evening.
Thursday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Friday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 95.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 93.
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Point Forecast:
Rifle CO
 39.55°N 107.79°W (Elev. 5404 ft)
5:32 am MDT Jun 15, 2021
7am MDT Jun 15, 2021-6pm MDT Jun 21, 2021
 
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