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Current Conditions

  • 75°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Variable 4 mph
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 51°
  • Pressure: 29.97 in. -

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 9:00 AM MDT on July 25, 2014

  • Friday

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 91F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 93F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE after midnight.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: RAWS RIFLE CO US, Rifle, CO

Updated: 10:51 AM MDT

Temperature: 81 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: NNE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest LACY CO US UPR, Rifle, CO

Updated: 10:05 AM MDT

Temperature: 81 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 11:38 AM MDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest NWCSLE CO US UPR, New Castle, CO

Updated: 10:20 AM MDT

Temperature: 77 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: New Castle, CO

Updated: 11:33 AM MDT

Temperature: 84.3 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 11:38 AM MDT

Temperature: 82.5 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest CHACRA CO US UPR, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 10:35 AM MDT

Temperature: 80 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:00 AM MDT

Temperature: 74 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 11:38 AM MDT

Temperature: 81.6 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:55 AM MDT

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: SSE at 9 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
526 am MDT Friday Jul 25 2014 


Short term...(today through saturday) 
issued at 415 am MDT Friday Jul 25 2014 


Monsoonal moisture continues to stream over the forecast area 
today. Precipitable water remains high with values exceeding an 
inch in the desert valleys. Isolated nocturnal storms persist in 
this environmental...no exception this morning with as a cluster 
of cells moved across Moffat and Routt County. A smaller cluster 
of cells developed over Grand County in Utah and currently moving 
into Mesa County. Radar is picking up some returns across the far 
south...but no lightning has been observed. 


More showers and thunder is expected today with cells moving from 
west-southwest to east-northeast. Cell movement is fast enough that the chance for any 
prolonged heavy rain is quite small. However the strongest cells 
may manage heavy rains to cause localized mud debris flows and 
rock slides in the steepest terrain. 


Along the Wyoming border...the threat of convective storms diminishes 
as a trailing short wave advects drier more stable air from the 
west. 


Most convection will continue into the evening hours but by around 
9pm...storms and showers will slowly start dying off. Even so...a 
few stray showers and weak storms will persist much like Thursday 
night. As has been the case lately...areas south of I-70 remain favored 
especially the San Juans. The location of the high pressure on 
Saturday appears to push monsoonal moisture more into Utah which 
also shows up with forecast precipitable waters  being a bit lower than Friday. 
However...plenty of moisture will remain in the atmosphere for 
another round of convection to fire with the Roan/Tavaputs...bookcliffs 
and areas south favored yet again. 


Long term...(saturday night through thursday) 
issued at 415 am MDT Friday Jul 25 2014 


The area of high pressure will continue to wobble over southern Colorado and 
northern nm with models hinting at a more definite push of monsoonal 
moisture to our west. Precipitable waters  look to drop to about .8 inches 
which is still about 120 percent of normal. That being 
said...more convection on the way though coverage will be less 
than seen the last few days...favoring the higher terrain. 


Monday through Thursday...no significant pattern change as the 
Desert Southwest monsoon stays active. Medium range model do show 
easterly waves that rotate around the high pressure center...but 
difficult to fine tune these details several days in advance. The 
broadbrush approach is the best forecast...this current pattern 
favors afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms with localized 
heavy rains and isolated nocturnal storms. Afternoon temperatures will be 
near average...but nights will be mild/warm as nocturnal breezes 
prevent any pronounced cooling. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Saturday morning) 
issued at 525 am MDT Friday Jul 25 2014 


Scattered showers and thunderstorms...more numerous in the high 
country...will occur at or in the vicinity of all taf sites (with 
the exception of kvel). Gusty winds to 30-40kts and brief +tsra 
will be possible with passing storms. Local MVFR ceilings and 
partially obscured mountain peaks should be expected. After 04z 
this evening...areal coverage of -shra/-tsra becomes isolated. 


Drier and more stable air will exist over NE Utah that includes 
kvel. The chance of thunderstorms is unlikely...but an isolated 
storm is possible over the nearby Uinta Mountains. 


&& 


Fire weather... 
issued at 415 am MDT Friday Jul 25 2014 


Winds and relative humidity values may become near critical for a few hours 
this afternoon in the little snake forecast area of northwestern 
Colorado. An upper low will track over the northern rockies will 
tighten the upper gradient and bring drier air over northwestern 
Colorado. The low will move into the northern plains and winds 
will relax again on Saturday. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term...pf/tgr 
long term...tgr/pf 
aviation...pf 
fire weather...as 






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