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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
955 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 941 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

STUBBORN FOG LINGERING OVER PARTS OF DENVER SO WL ADD PATCHY
COVERAGE IN THE ZONES THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. ALSO ADJUSTED THE
POPS AND POTENTIAL SNOW AMOUNTS DOWNWARD SLIGHTLY THROUGH THROUGH
THIS AFTN. SPATIAL CROSS-SECTIONS KEEP A DRY MID LAYER 650-750
MB...THROUGH 00Z WHICH MAY LIMIT SNOW POTENTIAL SOMEWHAT THIS
AFTERNOON.

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BACA County, Colorado Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory
Ag. Weather Forecast Parameter Maps: Spraying Conditions , Dewpoint Temperatures, Livestock Heat Stress

Regional Hourly Observations For BACA County
100 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015
...PIKES PEAK/PALMER DIVIDE AND SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COLO. SPRINGS  MOSUNNY   19  13  77 S8        29.89S WCI   9          
A. F. ACADEMY  SUNNY     26  11  54 N8        29.86S WCI  17          
ELLICOTT       NOT AVBL                                               
FALCON         SUNNY     28  13  53 S5        29.86S WCI  23          
FORT CARSON    SUNNY     19  10  69 SE5       29.89F WCI  12          
LIMON          SUNNY     18  11  74 N14       29.93F WCI   4          
MONUMENT HILL  SUNNY     21  10  63 NW9       29.85F WCI  11          
TRINIDAD       CLOUDY    20  13  74 CALM      29.91F                  
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Colorado
Based on observations at 100pm MST, Saturday February 28, 2015
Across Colorado...temperatures are near 38 degrees west, near 19 degrees central, and near 24 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, partly sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 9 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 11 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 6 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 17 degrees east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 40 degrees at CRAIG. The lowest temperature is 14 degrees at WOLF CREEK PAS.


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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BACA County,CO
651 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW  HEAVY AT TIMES  AS WELL AS GUSTY WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED OVER 
PORTIONS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS  THE LA GARITA 
MOUNTAINS  THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY  THE EASTERN SAWATCH 
RANGE  THE WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE  WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY  LAKE 
COUNTY AND ESPECIALLY THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS THROUGH 
TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE EASTERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS FROM SUNRISE TODAY THROUGH SUNRISE SUNDAY OF 12 TO 24
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED  WHILE ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER
PORTIONS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
AROUND 12 INCHES SHOULD BE NOTED BY SUNRISE SUNDAY.
ELSEWHERE  OTHER MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS THAT CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE
WINTER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF EXPERIENCING 2 TO
8 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW BY SUNRISE SUNDAY  WHILE LOWER
ELEVATION LOCATIONS SHOULD GENERALLY SEE ADDITIONAL SNOW AMOUNTS
OF 2 INCHES OR LESS THROUGH TONIGHT. IN ADDITION  AREAS OF FOG AT
TIMES ARE ANTICIPATED OVER SOUTHERN COLORADO THROUGH TONIGHT.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. ACCUMULATING SNOW
WILL CONTINUE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE SUNDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY  WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EXPECTED
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. PERIODS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE
SEEN OVER THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS THROUGH WEDNESDAY  WITH SEVERAL
INCHES EXPECTED. SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED
OVER THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS AND I-25 CORRIDOR  MAINLY SUNDAY NIGHT
AND MONDAY MORNING AND THEN AGAIN FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON TO MIDDAY
WEDNESDAY. THE SAN LUIS VALLEY SHOULD JUST SEE SOME LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS AT TIMES THROUGH MIDWEEK  WITH MAYBE 2 TO 4
INCHES  BUT LOCATIONS NEAR THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE A LITTLE MORE.
THE UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY WILL LIKELY SEE 4 TO 8 INCHES OF
ACCUMULATION THROUGH TUESDAY  AND THEN JUST SOME LIGHT SNOW ON
WEDNESDAY.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE 
LIKELY OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS  THE LA GARITA 
MOUNTAINS  THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY  THE EASTERN SAWATCH 
RANGE  THE WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE  WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY  LAKE 
COUNTY AND ESPECIALLY THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS TODAY AND 
TONIGHT  WHILE WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR 
SPOTTERS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND 
SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BACA County, CO
1249 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015
REST OF TODAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON
THEN SNOW LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. HIGHS 23 TO 31. SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
TONIGHT
SNOW LIKELY UNTIL MIDNIGHT
THEN CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. LOWS 4 TO 10. SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
SUNDAY
CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING
THEN CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 23 TO 31. SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.
SUNDAY NIGHT
SNOW LIKELY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. LOWS IN THE TEENS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
MONDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HIGHS 35 TO 41. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 19 TO 28.
TUESDAY
CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS 24 TO 32.
TUESDAY NIGHT
CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 4 BELOW TO 3 ABOVE ZERO.
WEDNESDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS 10 TO 16.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 2 BELOW TO 3 ABOVE ZERO.
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 30 TO 36. LOWS 14 TO 21.
FRIDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 39 TO 46.
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Colorado
                             COLORADO                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAR 5-MAR 9 MAR 7-MAR 13   MAR        MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above      Below                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
FEBRUARY 28TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1900...
A massive storm spread record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall
totals rangeD up to 17.5 inches at Springfield IL and 43 inches at
Rochester NY, with up to 60 inches in the Adirondack Mountains of New York
State. (David Ludlum)
...1952...
An intense storm brought coastal sections of southeastern Massachusetts to
a halt, stranding 3000 motorists on Lower Cape, and leaving ten thousand
homes on the Cape without electricity. Winds gusting to 72 mph created
mountainous snowdrifts of the 18 inches of snow which buried Nantucket and
Hyannis. A barometric pressure reading of 29.02 inches was reported at the
center of the storm. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A powerful storm produced severe thunderstorms in Louisiana and Mississippi
early in the day. About mid morning a monstrous tornado touched down near
Moselle MS and grew to a width of two miles as it passed near Laurel MS.
The tornado traveled a distance of 40 miles killing six persons, injuring
350 others, and causing 28.5 million dollars damage. The tornado swept
homes right off their foundations, and tossed eighteen wheel trucks about
like toys. Strong straight line winds associated with the powerful storm
system gusted to 70 mph at Jonesboro AR and Carbondale IL. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms in California produced severe weather during the early
morning hours. Strong thunderstorm winds, gusting to 74 mph, downed trees
in the Sacramento area. Unseasonably mild weather prevailed in the
northwestern U.S. The afternoon high of 71 degrees at Portland OR was a
February record. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Thunderstorms in the southeast corner of the nation produced winds gusts to
58 mph at Fort Lauderdale FL, and a total of seven inches of rain. Heavy
snow whitened parts of the Northern Plateau and the Northern Rockies, with
ten inches reported at Marion MT. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1990...
Showers and thunderstorms over the Southern Plains Region capped a record
wet February for parts of Oklahoma. Totals for the month ranged up to 9.11
inches at McCurtain, with 4.63 inches reported at Oklahoma City. Snow and
sleet fell across northern Oklahoma, with four inches reported at Freedom
and Jefferson. Snow also spread across southern Kansas into Missouri and
Arkansas, with six inches of snow reported at Harrison AR. In Alaska,
February temperatures at Nome averaged 21 degrees below normal, ranging
from -38 degrees to 29 degrees during the month. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
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