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

Copper Mountain - Red Cliff Pass (KCCU)

Lat: 39.48°NLon: 106.15°WElev: 12028ft.

Mostly Cloudy

57°F

14°C

Humidity 25%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.64 in
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Aug 8:35 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Copper Mountain CO

  • Today

    Today: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Widespread haze before 9am. Areas of smoke before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

    Haze then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. West wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 45 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Sunny then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 74 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 45 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers between noon and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 47 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 45 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

    Sunny then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 74 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Widespread haze before 9am. Areas of smoke before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 45. West wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers between noon and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 74.
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Point Forecast:
Copper Mountain CO
 39.5°N 106.14°W (Elev. 9800 ft)
3:30 am MDT Aug 11, 2020
8am MDT Aug 11, 2020-6pm MDT Aug 17, 2020
 
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