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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
404 AM MST WED DEC 11 2013
.SHORT TERM...DRIER AND SUBSIDENT AIR HAS BEEN MOVING INTO THE
STATE FROM THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT AS NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT
CONTINUES DOWNSTREAM OF AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
HOWEVER...AT LOWER LEVELS...NORTHEAST WINDS HAVE BEEN BRINGING IN
COOLER AND MOIST AIR FROM NEBRASKA AND THE DAKOTAS. THIS
COMBINATION HAS BROUGHT AN END TO SNOWFALL IN THE MOUNTAINS WHILE
A DECK OF STRATUS CLOUDS HAS FORMED OVER SOME OF THE NORTHEAST
PLAINS. THE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE SHOULD BE PRETTY SHALLOW AND SHOULD
DISSIPATE BY MID-MORNING AS MIXING OF DRIER AIR FROM ALOFT
EVAPORATES THE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE. SKIES SHOULD REMAIN MOSTLY
SUNNY THE REST OF THE DAY EXCEPT FOR SOME CIRRUS CLOUDS AT TIMES.
CLEAR SKIES WILL THEN PREVAIL TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE A
FEW DEGREES COOLER THAN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON OWING TO THE SURGE OF
COOLER AIR COMING IN FROM THE NORTH. STILL...MOST AREAS ON THE
PLAINS SHOULD CLIMB ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK AGAIN...WITH AREAS
NEAR THE FOOTHILLS MAKING IT TO THE 40 DEGREE MARK.
.LONG TERM...THE FLOW ALOFT WILL WEAKEN ON THU WITH CROSS-SECTIONS
SHOWING A DRY AIRMASS ACROSS THE AREA. 850-700 MB TEMPS RISE
AROUND 6-8 DEGREES C SO AFTN HIGHS SHOULD RISE INTO THE MID TO
UPPER 40S OVER THE PLAINS WITH LOWER TO MID 50S AROUND DENVER. ON
FRI A WEAK UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IN NW FLOW ALOFT WILL MOVE ACROSS
WITH THE BEST MOISTURE SHOWN LATE IN THE AFTN THRU THE EVENING
HOURS. OROGRAPHICS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR SOME LIGHT SNOW IN THE
MTNS. OVER NERN CO A COOL FNT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BY MID AFTN
WITH SOME UPSLOPE THRU THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. THERE COULD BE A
SLIGHT CHC OF SHOWERS FRI EVENING OVER THE PLAINS AS THE WK UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH MOVES ACROSS. AS FOR HIGHS WIL KEEP HIGHS IN THE 40S
ACROSS NERN CO.
FOR THE WEEKEND INCREASING NWLY FLOW ALOFT WILL BE OVER NRN CO.
CROSS-SECTIONS SHOW RATHER LIMITED MOISTURE SO WILL ONLY MENTION A
SLIGHT CHC OF SNOW IN THE MTNS BOTH DAYS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
INCREASE IN THE MTNS AND FOOTHILLS AS WELL. OVER NERN CO IT WILL BE
DRY BOTH DAYS. AS FOR HIGHS WILL KEEP READINGS IN THE UPPER 30S TO
MID 40S OVER NERN CO ON SAT. BY SUN SHOULD SEE DECENT DOWNSLOPE
WARMING SO WILL RAISE HIGHS INTO THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.
BY EARLY NEXT WEEK RATHER STG WNW FLOW ALOFT WILL CONTINUE WITH
CROSS-SECTIONS NOT SHOWING MUCH MOISTURE FOR NOW. THUS WILL KEEP
FCST DRY. GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE MTNS AND FOOTHILLS BOTH
DAYS. HIGHS ON MON OVER NERN CO WILL BE ABV NORMAL WITH READINGS IN
THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.
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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
400 AM MST WED DEC 11 2013
...PIKES PEAK/PALMER DIVIDE AND SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS...
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
COLO. SPRINGS PTCLDY 16 11 80 SE9 30.25S WCI 4
A. F. ACADEMY PTCLDY 16 10 77 S7 30.23R WCI 6
ELLICOTT NOT AVBL
FALCON PTCLDY 13 11 90 MISG 30.23S
FORT CARSON CLEAR 17 11 76 S13 30.25R WCI 4
LIMON MOCLDY 7 5 91 NW3 30.29S
MONUMENT HILL MOCLDY 10 7 85 SE10 30.18F WCI -3
TRINIDAD PTCLDY 12 5 73 CALM 30.29R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Colorado
Based on observations at 400am MST, Wednesday December 11, 2013
Across Colorado...temperatures are near 3 degrees west, near 11 degrees central, and near 14 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy west, partly cloudy central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near -2 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 7 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 7 degrees. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near -3 degrees central. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the emergency category west, emergency category central, and danger category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 19 degrees at LA JUNTA, BURLINGTON, and BROOMFIELD. The lowest temperature is -33 degrees at COTTONWOOD PAS.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BACA County,CO
600 AM MST TUE DEC 10 2013
DAY ONE TODAY AND TONIGHT
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
WEATHER SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.
7-Day Forecast For BACA County, CO
340 AM MST WED DEC 11 2013
SUNNY. HIGHS 27 TO 36. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 9 TO 20. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
SUNNY. HIGHS 40 TO 49. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 12 TO 25. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 33 TO 42. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 10 TO 18.
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 27 TO 35. LOWS 9 TO 18.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 33 TO 43. LOWS 13 TO 23.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Colorado
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
DEC 16-20 DEC 18-24 DEC DEC-FEB
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Temperature: Above Above Below Above
Precipitation: Normal Normal Normal Normal
.... 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
Very cold weather prevailed along the West Coast. San Francisco received
0.8 inch of snow, and at the airport the temperature dipped to 20 degrees.
At Sacramento CA, the mercury dipped to 17 degrees to establish an all-time
record low for that location. Morning lows were below freezing from the 9th
to the 15th at Sacramento, and the high on the 11th was just 34 degrees.
The cold wave dealt severe damage to truck crops and orange groves in the
Sacramento Valley. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Low pressure over southwestern Ontario, Canada, brought snow and gusty
winds to the North Central U.S. Winds gusted to 62 mph at Riverton WY. Snow
and high winds in eastern North Dakota reduced visibilities to less than
one hundred feet at times. Warm weather prevailed across the Southern
Plains Region. Half a dozen cities reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Del Rio TX with a reading of 89 degrees. Laredo TX and
Kingsville TX tied for honors as hot spot in the nation with afternoon
highs of 92 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
Arctic cold invaded the central and eastern U.S. Sault Ste Marie MI
reported a record low of 14 degrees below zero, and International Falls MN
was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 25 degrees below zero.
Temperatures remained below zero all day over parts of eastern Upper
Michigan and northern New England. (The National Weather Summary)
Strong Santa Ana winds developed across southern California and parts of
central California. Winds in Kern County of central California gusted to
100 mph near Grapevine. The high winds reduced visibilities to near zero in
the desert areas, closing major interstate highways east of Ontario CA.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky