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Current Conditions

  • 51°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 42°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 9:00 AM MDT on September 19, 2014

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 82F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 77F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: RAWS RIFLE CO US, Rifle, CO

Updated: 6:51 AM MDT

Temperature: 56 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: NE at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest LACY CO US UPR, Rifle, CO

Updated: 6:30 AM MDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 7:47 AM MDT

Temperature: 51.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: New Castle, CO

Updated: 7:35 AM MDT

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 7:47 AM MDT

Temperature: 45.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest UNA CO US UPR, Parachute, CO

Updated: 6:50 AM MDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: HADS GLENWOOD SPRINGS CO US NWS, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 7:00 AM MDT

Temperature: 52 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 7:47 AM MDT

Temperature: 49.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ESE at 3.5 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS STORM KING MOUNTAIN CO US, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 6:58 AM MDT

Temperature: 56 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: East at 8 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: RAWS DEEP CREEK CO US, New Castle, CO

Updated: 6:55 AM MDT

Temperature: 53 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: WSW at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
423 am MDT Friday Sep 19 2014 


Short term...(today through saturday) 
issued at 359 am MDT Friday Sep 19 2014 


Splitting Pacific trough sparking a line of convection across 
northern Utah up into Wyoming early this morning. This activity 
associated with northern stream energy that will drag across our 
northern zones today. This will bring a subtle increase in 
convective coverage beginning late this morning across northeast 
Utah with activity sliding east into northwest Colorado this 
afternoon. In addition...diurnally drive showers and storms will 
develop over the higher mountains near peak heating. Steering 
flow slacks off this afternoon...so storms will hug the higher 
terrain and valley drifting storms appear unlikely at this time. Temperatures 
will remain above normal for yet another day. 


Daytime convection diminishes this evening with mostly clear skies 
expected after midnight. The northern portion of the split trough 
slides into the northern plains tonight as the southern part remains 
just off the Southern California coast as a cut-off low through Saturday. A weak 
shear between the two dissipates across northwest Colorado on Sat as the upper 
high strengthens over the central rockies. Isolated to scattered 
storms are possible over the Colorado mountains Sat afternoon in limited 
moisture with daytime heating...but much of the forecast area will 
experience warm and dry conditions. Made little change to the 
current forecast for these periods. 


Long term...(saturday night through thursday) 
issued at 359 am MDT Friday Sep 19 2014 


The Southern California low works inland Sat night and lifts northeast across Nevada 
on Sunday as it encounters the middle-level longwave ridge over the 
western states. Precipitable water increases to around 1 inch in The 
Four Corners area in strengthening southerly flow aloft. Clouds and 
the chance of showers/thunderstorms increase Sunday. 


Increasing speed and direction shear arrives late Sunday and 
Monday as the low accelerates across the Great Basin and into 
Wyoming. Have increased probability of precipitation significantly Sunday night as shortwave 
energy rotates through on nose of 50 knots jet maximum in increasingly 
difluent flow. Shear values exceeding 30kts across the eastern 
Uinta Basin and into northwest Colorado could also lead to a few 
spinning cells increasing the potential for strong outflow winds 
and potentially severe hail. Timing suggests the best lift 
arrives during the overnight hours which would dampen severe 
potential a bit...but something to watch as we head into our 
limited window severe weather season in western Colorado and 
eastern Utah...or early fall. 


Flow swings to more westerly component by Monday afternoon which 
will shut down northern progress of deeper moisture and in turn 
diminish convective potential rather quickly Monday evening as the 
main trough axis slides through. Ridging builds back in Tuesday 
and looks to hang around through Thursday before influence of 
strong western trough arrives with strengthening southwest flow 
and northern advection of moisture on Friday. Very interesting 
pattern late in the week as strong closed low drops into the Great 
Basin with much cooler weather on tap as we move into the first 
week of October. More on that later. 


Temperatures are expected to remain above normal through the 
weekend with MOS numbers a good start. Cooler weather arrives by 
the beginning of the week with the low driving a surface front through 
the forecast area Monday night. Temperatures then expected to hold around 
normal for the remainder of the week. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Saturday morning) 
issued at 359 am MDT Friday Sep 19 2014 


Isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop over the mountains 
of northeast Utah and western Colorado late this morning and 
through this afternoon. Activity is expected to remain along the 
highest ridges with little impact expected for valley locations 
today. However...gusty outflow winds will occur near storms with 
some increase in speeds expected at lower elevations as storms 
collapse late this afternoon and evening. Convection diminishes 
after 03z this evening. 


&& 


Gjt watches/warnings/advisories... 
Colorado...none. 
Utah...none. 
&& 


$$ 


Short term...jdc/jad 
long term...jad/jdc 
aviation...jdc 






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