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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Colorado and Ern Utah
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT TODAY ACROSS MUCH OF
WESTERN COLORADO FOR WIND, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS,
INCLUDING COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200 WEST OF MAYBELL, 202
WEST OF MEEKER, 203 BELOW 6000 FEET, 207, 290, 292, 294, AND 295
BELOW 8000 FEET...

.DISCUSSION...
A strong Pacific storm will move into the Great Basin this
evening and arrive in the Four Corners region Friday morning. Gusty
south to southwest winds and low relative humidities will persist
through this evening and combine with dry fuels to produce red
flag conditions across much of western Colorado. Showers will
develop over the San Juans late tonight before spreading further
north through Friday. Precipitation will decrease on Saturday.
Generally drier conditions are expected Sunday through Tuesday.

...GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR ANY SHOWERS
OR THUNDERSTORMS...
...THE SMOKE DATA IS CALCULATED FROM AN AVERAGE AT 6000 FEET MSL...

COZ200-201245-
Little Snake Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Isolated showers until
                    2400. Scattered showers after 2400.
Min temperature.....29-39 F.
Max humidity........54-64%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................30 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 25 to 35 mph, decreasing to 15 to 20 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing Height.......10000 ft AGL until 2100, then 3000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southeast 20 to 25 mph until 2400, then 5 to 10
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Near 6000 feet,
                    scattered showers until 1200, then numerous
                    showers and isolated thunderstorms. Near 8000
                    feet, showers. Isolated thunderstorms after
                    1200.
Max temperature.....41-51 F near 6000 feet
                    33-43 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........39-49% near 6000 feet
                    49-59% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley winds 4 to 8 mph. Localized
                    gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
CWR.................50 percent.
LAL.................2 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Southeast 10 to 15 mph, increasing to north 20
                    to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......5000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph until 1200, then
                    northwest 15 to 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Numerous showers until
                    2400. Near 6000 feet, scattered showers after
                    2400. Near 8000 feet, scattered snow showers
                    after 2400.
Min temperature.....24-34 F.
Max humidity........80-95%.
20-foot winds.......North winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening,
                    becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by
                    sunset. Localized gusts up to 30 mph.
CWR.................40 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 25 to 35 mph.
Mixing Height.......2500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....North 20 to 30 mph until 2400, then 15 to 20
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2400. Poor after 0300.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50%). Near 8000 feet,
                    isolated showers after 1200.
Max temperature.....52-62 F near 6000 feet
                    45-55 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........26-36% near 6000 feet
                    37-47% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 25 to 35 mph, decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......7500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Winds
less than 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms near
8000 feet. Lows 35-45. Highs 63-73. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph
with gusts up to 30 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 31-41. Highs 59-69. Northeast
winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 32-42. Highs 60-70.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms
near 8000 feet. Lows 34-44. Highs 57-67.

$$

COZ201-201245-
Routt Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (80-90%). Scattered showers until 2400,
                    then numerous showers.
Min temperature.....25-35 F.
Max humidity........68-83%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................50 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 25 to 35 mph.
Mixing Height.......5500 ft AGL until 2300, then 2000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....South 15 to 20 mph until 2400, then southeast 5
                    to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2400. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (80-90%). Showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....32-42 F.
Min humidity........55-70%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................70 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....East 15 to 20 mph, becoming north in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing Height.......5000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph until 1200, then 15 to 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (80-90%). Numerous showers until 2400,
                    then numerous snow showers.
Min temperature.....20-30 F.
Max humidity........85-100%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................70 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 15 to 20 mph, increasing to 20 to 25 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing Height.......2500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%). Scattered snow showers
                    until 1200, then scattered showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....38-48 F.
Min humidity........56-66%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 25 to 35 mph.
Mixing Height.......5500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Fair after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 24-34. Highs 46-56. Winds less than
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60. Winds less than 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 28-38. Highs 47-57. Winds less
than 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 28-38. Highs 48-58.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 29-39. Highs 46-56.

$$

COZ202-201245-
White River Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Near 6000 feet,
                    isolated showers until 2400. Scattered showers
                    after 2400. Near 8000 feet, scattered showers.
Min temperature.....30-40 F near 6000 feet
                    26-36 F near 8000 feet.
Max humidity........46-56% near 6000 feet
                    55-65% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening,
                    becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by
                    sunset. Localized gusts up to 25 mph.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 25 to 35 mph.
Mixing Height.......5000 ft AGL until 0100, then 2500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....South 20 to 30 mph until 2400, then 10 to 15
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Near 6000 feet,
                    scattered showers until 1200, then numerous
                    showers and isolated thunderstorms. Near 8000
                    feet, numerous showers until 1200. Isolated
                    thunderstorms. Numerous snow showers after
                    1200.
Max temperature.....42-52 F near 6000 feet
                    33-43 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........30-40% near 6000 feet
                    42-52% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley winds 4 to 8 mph. Localized
                    gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon.
CWR.................50 percent.
LAL.................2 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 15 to 20 mph, becoming northwest in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing Height.......3500 ft AGL until 0800, then 6000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph until 1200, then west 15
                    to 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Near 6000 feet,
                    numerous showers until 2400, then scattered
                    showers. Near 8000 feet, snow showers.
Min temperature.....28-38 F near 6000 feet
                    20-30 F near 8000 feet.
Max humidity........82-97% near 6000 feet
                    89-100% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley winds 3 to 6 mph.
                    Localized gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
CWR.................40 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 25 to 35 mph.
Mixing Height.......3000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 2400, then poor.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%) until 1200, then partly
                    cloudy (40-50%). Near 6000 feet, isolated
                    showers until 1200. Near 8000 feet, scattered
                    snow showers until 1200, then isolated showers.
Max temperature.....49-59 F near 6000 feet
                    42-52 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........30-40% near 6000 feet
                    45-55% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 30 to 40 mph, decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......7000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 1200, then fair.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 31-41. Highs 59-69. Winds less than
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms near
8000 feet. Lows 36-46. Highs 64-74. Winds less than 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers near 8000 feet. Lows
34-44. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to
30 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 34-44. Highs 60-70.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 36-46. Highs 58-68.

$$

COZ203-201245-
Lower Colorado River-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS BELOW 6000 FEET...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%). Scattered showers.
Min temperature.....33-43 F near 6000 feet
                    27-37 F near 8000 feet.
Max humidity........47-57%.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening,
                    becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by
                    sunset. Localized gusts up to 35 mph.
CWR.................30 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 high.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 35 to 45 mph.
Mixing Height.......9500 ft AGL until 2000, then 5500 ft AGL until
                    2100, then 3000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....South 20 to 25 mph until 2400, then 5 to 10
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....46-56 F near 6000 feet
                    36-46 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........28-38%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................30 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 20 to 25 mph, becoming northwest 10 to 15
                    mph in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......3500 ft AGL until 0800, then 9000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900, then very good.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers.
Min temperature.....29-39 F near 6000 feet
                    24-34 F near 8000 feet.
Max humidity........76-91%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley winds 3 to 6 mph.
                    Localized gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.
CWR.................40 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 25 to 35 mph.
Mixing Height.......6000 ft AGL until 2100, then 3000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100. Poor after 2400.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%) until 1200, then partly
                    cloudy (40-50%). Isolated showers. Isolated
                    thunderstorms after 1200.
Max temperature.....54-64 F near 6000 feet
                    45-55 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........30-40%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 30 to 40 mph, decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......8000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33-43. Highs 60-70. Winds less than
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 38-48. Highs 64-74. Winds less than
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38-48. Highs 63-73. North winds
10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 38-48. Highs 61-71.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 38-48. Highs 59-69.

$$

COZ205-201245-
Colorado River Headwaters-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (80-90%). Scattered showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms until 2400, then numerous
                    showers.
Min temperature.....26-36 F.
Max humidity........68-83%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................50 percent.
LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 35 to 45 mph, increasing to 40 to 50 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing Height.......5500 ft AGL until 2300, then 2500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....South 20 to 25 mph until 2400, then 5 to 10
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Numerous showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....37-47 F.
Min humidity........50-60%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................60 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 20 to 25 mph, becoming northwest 15 to 20
                    mph in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......6500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph until 1200, then 15 to 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Numerous snow showers.
Min temperature.....21-31 F.
Max humidity........85-100%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................50 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 20 to 25 mph, increasing to north 20
                    to 30 mph after midnight.
Mixing Height.......2500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 2100, then poor.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%) until 1200, then partly
                    cloudy (50-60%). Scattered showers. Isolated
                    thunderstorms after 1200.
Max temperature.....43-53 F.
Min humidity........50-60%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 25 to 35 mph.
Mixing Height.......6500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Fair after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
25-35. Highs 49-59. Winds less than 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
30-40. Highs 53-63. Winds less than 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 51-61. Winds less
than 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 29-39. Highs 50-60.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 29-39. Highs 48-58.

$$

COZ290-201245-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%). Near 6000 feet,
                    isolated showers. Near 8000 feet, isolated
                    showers and thunderstorms until 2400, then
                    scattered showers.
Min temperature.....28-38 F.
Max humidity........37-47% near 6000 feet
                    43-53% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening,
                    becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by
                    sunset. Localized gusts up to 40 mph.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
Haines Index........6 high.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 45 to 55 mph.
Mixing Height.......9500 ft AGL until 2000, then 5000 ft AGL until
                    0500, then 3000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....South 20 to 25 mph until 2400, then 10 to 15
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Near 6000 feet,
                    scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms after
                    1200. Near 8000 feet, scattered snow showers
                    and isolated thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....44-54 F near 6000 feet
                    35-45 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........26-36%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Southwest 20 to 25 mph, becoming northwest 10
                    to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......2000 ft AGL until 0700, then 11000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0900, then very good.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Near 6000 feet,
                    scattered showers. Near 8000 feet, scattered
                    snow showers.
Min temperature.....25-35 F.
Max humidity........72-87% near 6000 feet
                    78-93% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 25 to 35 mph, increasing to north 35
                    to 45 mph after midnight.
Mixing Height.......5500 ft AGL until 2200, then 2500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100. Poor after 2400.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Near 6000 feet, partly cloudy (40-50%). Near
                    8000 feet, mostly cloudy (60-70%) until 1200,
                    then partly cloudy (30-40%), isolated showers
                    until 1200.
Max temperature.....53-63 F near 6000 feet
                    47-57 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........20-30% near 6000 feet
                    29-39% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 30 to 40 mph, decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......8000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Warmer, clear. Lows 33-43. Highs 63-73. Winds less than
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 39-49. Highs 67-77. Winds less than
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 66-76. Northwest
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 64-74.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms
near 8000 feet. Lows 39-49. Highs 62-72.

$$

COZ291-201245-
Northern San Juan Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms until 2400, then
                    numerous showers.
Min temperature.....23-33 F.
Max humidity........51-61%.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening,
                    becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by
                    sunset. Localized gusts up to 30 mph.
CWR.................40 percent.
LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 50 to 60 mph, decreasing to 35 to 45 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing Height.......4500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....South 25 to 35 mph until 2400, then southwest
                    10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered snow showers
                    and isolated thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....34-44 F.
Min humidity........33-43%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................30 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........4 low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 20 to 30 mph, becoming west 15 to 20 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......9500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0900, then very good.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered snow showers.
Min temperature.....19-29 F.
Max humidity........80-95%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 20 to 30 mph, increasing to north 30
                    to 40 mph after midnight.
Mixing Height.......6500 ft AGL until 2100, then 2500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100, then poor.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%) until 1200, then partly
                    cloudy (30-40%). Isolated showers until 1200.
Max temperature.....44-54 F.
Min humidity........36-46%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 30 to 40 mph, decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......6000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly clear. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 25-35. Highs 51-61. Winds less than 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 32-42. Highs 55-65. Winds less than
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 33-43. Highs 55-65. Winds less
than 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 33-43. Highs 53-63.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 32-42. Highs 51-61.

$$

COZ292-201245-
North Fork Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Near 6000 feet,
                    isolated thunderstorms until 2400. Scattered
                    showers. Near 8000 feet, scattered showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms until 2400, then
                    numerous showers.
Min temperature.....33-43 F near 6000 feet
                    23-33 F near 8000 feet.
Max humidity........46-56% near 6000 feet
                    57-67% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening,
                    becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by
                    sunset. Localized gusts up to 35 mph.
CWR.................30 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 35 to 45 mph, decreasing to 30 to 40 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing Height.......9500 ft AGL until 2000. 3000 ft AGL after 2100.
Transport Winds.....South 20 to 30 mph until 2400, then 5 to 10
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms near 6000 feet and
                    scattered snow showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms near 8000 feet.
Max temperature.....46-56 F near 6000 feet
                    36-46 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........23-33% near 6000 feet
                    32-42% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 20 to 25 mph, becoming west 10 to 15 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......3500 ft AGL until 0800, then 10500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900, then very good.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers near
                    6000 feet and scattered snow showers near 8000
                    feet.
Min temperature.....26-36 F near 6000 feet
                    22-32 F near 8000 feet.
Max humidity........73-88% near 6000 feet
                    82-97% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley winds 3 to 6 mph.
                    Localized gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 20 to 30 mph, increasing to north 25
                    to 35 mph after midnight.
Mixing Height.......5500 ft AGL until 2200, then 3000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100. Poor after 2400.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%) until 1200, then partly
                    cloudy (40-50%). Near 6000 feet, isolated
                    showers. Isolated thunderstorms after 1200.
                    near 8000 feet, scattered snow showers until
                    1200, then isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....49-59 F near 6000 feet
                    43-53 F near 8000 feet.
Min humidity........28-38% near 6000 feet
                    38-48% near 8000 feet.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 30 to 40 mph, decreasing to 25 to 35 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......7500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Fair after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
32-42. Highs 61-71. Winds less than 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38-48. Highs 65-75. Winds less than
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39-49. Highs 64-74. Winds less
than 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 39-49. Highs 63-73.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 37-47. Highs 61-71.

$$

COZ293-201245-
Gunnison Basin Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms until 2400, then
                    numerous showers.
Min temperature.....26-36 F.
Max humidity........67-82%.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening,
                    becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by
                    sunset. Localized gusts up to 30 mph.
CWR.................60 percent.
LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 40 to 50 mph, increasing to 45 to 55 mph
                    after midnight.
Mixing Height.......9000 ft AGL until 2000. 2500 ft AGL after 2100.
Transport Winds.....South 20 to 25 mph until 2400, then southeast 5
                    to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers until
                    1200. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered snow
                    showers after 1200.
Max temperature.....36-46 F.
Min humidity........38-48%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley winds 4 to 8 mph. Localized
                    gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
CWR.................50 percent.
LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........4 low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 20 to 25 mph, becoming west 15 to 20 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......2500 ft AGL until 0800, then 10000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph until 1200, then west 15
                    to 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Very good after 1200.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered snow showers.
Min temperature.....22-32 F.
Max humidity........80-95%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley winds 3 to 6 mph.
                    Localized gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
CWR.................40 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 20 to 25 mph.
Mixing Height.......6000 ft AGL until 2100, then 3000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100. Poor after 2400.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%) until 1200, then partly
                    cloudy (50-60%). Scattered snow showers until
                    1200. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after
                    1200.
Max temperature.....42-52 F.
Min humidity........44-54%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 25 to 35 mph.
Mixing Height.......7000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly clear. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 23-33. Highs 50-60. Winds less than 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
28-38. Highs 53-63. Winds less than 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 29-39. Highs 52-62. Winds less
than 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 29-39. Highs 51-61.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 28-38. Highs 49-59.

$$

COZ207-201245-
Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%). Isolated thunderstorms
                    until 2400. Isolated showers.
Min temperature.....32-42 F.
Max humidity........35-45%.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph in the evening,
                    becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by
                    sunset. Localized gusts up to 50 mph.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
Haines Index........6 high.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 45 to 55 mph.
Mixing Height.......11500 ft AGL until 2000. 4000 ft AGL after
                    2100.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 20 to 30 mph until 2400, then 10 to
                    15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2100. Poor after 0300.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Isolated showers.
                    Isolated thunderstorms after 1200.
Max temperature.....44-54 F.
Min humidity........24-34%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley winds 4 to 8 mph. Localized
                    gusts up to 20 mph in the morning.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Southwest 20 to 25 mph, becoming west 10 to 15
                    mph in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......10500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0900, then very good.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%). Isolated showers.
Min temperature.....29-39 F.
Max humidity........64-79%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 25 to 35 mph, increasing to north 35
                    to 45 mph after midnight.
Mixing Height.......6000 ft AGL until 2200, then 2500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100. Poor after 2400.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50%) until 1200, then mostly
                    sunny (20-30%).
Max temperature.....58-68 F.
Min humidity........17-27%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley winds 4 to 8 mph, becoming
                    north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Localized
                    gusts up to 25 mph.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 30 to 40 mph, decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......7500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Very good after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 32-42. Highs 65-75. Winds less than 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 37-47. Highs 68-78. Winds less than
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 39-49. Highs 69-79. Winds less than
15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41-51. Highs 67-77.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39-49. Highs 64-74.

$$

COZ294-201245-
Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Isolated thunderstorms
                    until 2400. Scattered showers.
Min temperature.....24-34 F.
Max humidity........46-56%.
20-foot winds.......South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45
                    mph.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
Haines Index........6 high.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 45 to 55 mph.
Mixing Height.......4500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....South 25 to 35 mph until 2400, then 15 to 20
                    mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent until 2100, then good.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered snow showers.
                    Isolated thunderstorms after 1200.
Max temperature.....33-43 F.
Min humidity........32-42%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........4 low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Southwest 20 to 25 mph, becoming west 10 to 15
                    mph in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......9000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%). Scattered snow showers.
Min temperature.....22-32 F.
Max humidity........73-88%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 20 to 30 mph, increasing to north 35
                    to 45 mph after midnight.
Mixing Height.......5500 ft AGL until 2200, then 2000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100. Poor after 2400.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50%) until 1200, then mostly
                    sunny (20-30%). Isolated showers until 1200.
Max temperature.....47-57 F.
Min humidity........26-36%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 35 to 45 mph, decreasing to 25 to 35 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......6500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Good after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly clear. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 28-38. Highs 55-65. Winds less than 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34-44. Highs 58-68. Winds less than
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 58-68. Winds less than
15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 36-46. Highs 56-66.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 34-44. Highs 53-63.

$$

COZ295-201245-
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-
234 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS BELOW 8000 FEET...

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers until
                    2400. Isolated thunderstorms. Numerous showers
                    after 2400.
Min temperature.....25-35 F.
Max humidity........57-72%.
20-foot winds.......South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45
                    mph.
CWR.................60 percent.
LAL.................1 until 2400, then 2.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
15K Ft MSL Winds....South 50 to 60 mph.
Mixing Height.......6500 ft AGL until 2100, then 3500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southeast 20 to 25 mph until 2400, then south
                    10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good until 2100, then poor.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80%). Scattered snow showers
                    and isolated thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....37-47 F.
Min humidity........32-42%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................30 percent.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........4 low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Southwest 25 to 35 mph, becoming west 20 to 25
                    mph in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......10500 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair until 0900. Excellent after 1200.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60%). Isolated snow showers
                    until 2400.
Min temperature.....21-31 F.
Max humidity........68-83%.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph becoming
                    downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph by sunset.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....Northwest 20 to 25 mph, increasing to 25 to 35
                    mph after midnight.
Mixing Height.......6500 ft AGL until 2100, then 2000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good until 2100, then poor.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50%). Isolated showers and
                    thunderstorms after 1200.
Max temperature.....48-58 F.
Min humidity........30-40%.
20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph becoming
                    upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph by 1100.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
Haines Index........3 very low.
15K Ft MSL Winds....North 25 to 35 mph, decreasing to 20 to 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing Height.......7000 ft AGL.
Transport Winds.....Northwest 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor until 0900. Fair after 1200.

.FORECAST FOR DAY 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
25-35. Highs 53-63. Winds less than 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
30-40. Highs 56-66. Winds less than 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 31-41. Highs 57-67. Winds less than
15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 32-42. Highs 55-65.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 31-41. Highs 54-64.

$$


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