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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
954 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 954 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

POCKETS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING
AND INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AS ADDITIONAL PACIFIC MOISTURE MOVES
IN. ANY SNOW ACCUMULATION THROUGH THIS EVENING IS EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT AND UNDER 2 INCHES.

STILL ON TRACK FOR HEAVY SNOWFALL FOR THE MOUNTAINS STARTING
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WILL UPGRADE THE WATCH TO A WARNING FOR THE
MOUNTAINS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY HOW MUCH SNOW WILL FALL IN THE
MOUNTAINS VALLEY...ZONES 30 AND 32. THE JET AXIS WILL BE A LITTLE
FARTHER WEST THAN MODELS WERE SHOWING YESTERDAY. WILL KEEP THE
WATCH GOING FOR THE MOUNTAIN VALLEYS...THOUGH LEANING TOWARDS A
WARNING FOR 32 AND AN ADVISORY FOR 30.

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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
1100 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014
...PIKES PEAK/PALMER DIVIDE AND SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COLO. SPRINGS  PTSUNNY   48  12  23 S5        30.01F                  
A. F. ACADEMY  CLOUDY    45  14  29 VRB2      30.00F                  
ELLICOTT       NOT AVBL                                               
FALCON         PTSUNNY   48  11  22 S7        30.02F                  
FORT CARSON    PTSUNNY   47  14  26 VRB1      29.99F                  
LIMON          PTSUNNY   47  18  31 S5        30.01F                  
MONUMENT HILL  CLOUDY    41  18  38 W6        30.01F                  
TRINIDAD       CLOUDY    42  14  32 W6        30.03F                  
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Colorado
Based on observations at 1100am MST, Saturday December 20, 2014
Across Colorado...temperatures are near 35 degrees west, near 34 degrees central, and near 36 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, cloudy central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Winds are from the south at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees west. Winds are from the north at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 29 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 10 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 49 degrees at SPRINGFIELD. The lowest temperature is 14 degrees at MONARCH PASS.


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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BACA County,CO
604 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW CHANCES WILL INCREASE OVER THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO MOUNTAINS 
TONIGHT  WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES OF ACCUMULATION EXPECTED.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

HEAVY SNOW  STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH AND POOR VISIBILITIES
CAN BE EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING ACROSS
THE MOUNTAINS OF LAKE AND CHAFFEE COUNTIES  AS A STRONG PACIFIC
JET STREAM MOVES ACROSS THE ROCKIES. THIS SYSTEM COULD BRING 1 
TO 2 FEET OF SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF EASTERN SAWATCH AND
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGES THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. TRAVEL ACROSS THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WILL BE HAZARDOUS  ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT AND
MONDAY  WITH EXPECTED BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

OTHER AREAS ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND LOWER ELEVATIONS OF
LAKE COUNTY COULD SEE 4 TO 8 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOWFALL THROUGH
MONDAY NIGHT  WITH SOME WIND DRIVEN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE OVER THE
EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT  BEHIND AN
ASSOCIATED PASSING COLD FRONT.

ON CHRISTMAS DAY  ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM COULD BRING MORE SNOW
TO MUCH OF SOUTHERN COLORADO. HOWEVER  FORECAST CONFIDENCE OF
SNOWFALL REMAINS LOW  AS THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS WEATHER SYSTEM
IS STILL UP IN THE AIR. STAY TUNED TO YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN PUEBLO FOR THE LATEST THINKING ON THIS POTENTIAL CHRISTMAS STORM
SYSTEM.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE 
POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO MOUNTAINS.

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7-Day Forecast For BACA County, CO
355 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014
TODAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 33 TO 44. WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING LIGHT.
TONIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15 TO 24. WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 34 TO 46. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 23 TO 32. WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.
MONDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS 29 TO 40. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 10 TO 18.
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 23 TO 33. LOWS 13 TO 21.
WEDNESDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 36 TO 43.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 19 TO 27.
CHRISTMAS DAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS 32 TO 40. LOWS 9 TO 18.
FRIDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 20 TO 29.
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Colorado
                             COLORADO                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 25-29 DEC 27-JAN 2   JAN        JAN-MAR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

....  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
DECEMBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1836...
A famous cold wave occurred in central Illinois. A cold front with 70 mph
winds swept through at Noon dropping the temperature from 40 degrees to
near zero in a matter of minutes. Many settlers froze to death. Folklore
told of chickens frozen in their tracks and men frozen to saddles. Ice in
streams reportedly froze to six inches in a few hours. (David Ludlum) (The
Weather Channel)
...1901...
An extremely cold air mass brought record lows of 0 at Louisville, KY -2 at 
Lexington, and -10 at Bowling Green.
...1942...
An early cold wave sent the temperature plunging to 3 degrees below zero at
Nantucket MA, and to 11 degrees below zero at Boston MA. (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Heavy snow fell in the northern mountains of Colorado, with 15 inches
reported in the Mary Jane ski area. Strong and gusty winds prevailed from
the Northern High Plains to the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 54 mph at
Buffalo NY, and reached 66 mph at Livingston MT. Rain, freezing rain, sleet
and snow fell across New England, with up to seven inches of snow in Maine.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Strong southerly winds ahead of a cold front in the central U.S. gusted to
70 mph at Indianapolis IN. The high winds toppled a masonary wall killing a
construction worker. Low pressure and a trailing cold front brought rain
and snow and high winds to the western U.S. Winds gusted to 90 mph at the
Callahan Ranch south of Reno NV. Soda Springs, in the Sierra Nevada Range
of California, received 17 inches of snow in less than 24 hours. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Brutal northwest winds ushered bitter cold arctic air into the north
central U.S. International Falls MN and Warroad MN tied for honors as the
cold spot in the nation with morning lows of 34 degrees below zero. Minot
ND reported a wind chill reading of 81 degrees below zero. Squalls produced
more heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region. Erie PA received 21 inches of
snow, including four inches in one hour, to bring their total snow cover to
39 inches, an all-time record for that location. (Storm Data) (The National
Weather Summary)
...1990...
Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept. 
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