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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
954 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014
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.
National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary Current Surface Map, Hourly Obs., [2nd Source TWC]
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 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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
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
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO MOUNTAINS.
7-Day Forecast For BACA County, CO
355 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 33 TO 44. WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING LIGHT.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15 TO 24. WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 34 TO 46. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
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.
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.
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.
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 36 TO 43.
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.
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 20 TO 29.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Colorado
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
DEC 25-29 DEC 27-JAN 2 JAN JAN-MAR
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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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
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
An extremely cold air mass brought record lows of 0 at Louisville, KY -2 at
Lexington, and -10 at Bowling Green.
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
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)
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)
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
Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept.
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky