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Current Conditions

  • 95°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 14%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 38°
  • Pressure: 29.86 in. -

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 58 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 3:12 PM MDT on June 29, 2015

  • Tonight

    Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the 50s. Chance of precipitation 10 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 95 to 100. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 55 to 65.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny in the morning...then partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 95 to 100.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the 50s.

  • Thursday through Independence Day

    Mostly clear. Highs in the 90s. Lows in the 50s.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 95 to 100.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 85 to 95.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 1:00 PM MDT on June 29, 2015


The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending Monday morning at 11
am. Amounts are in inches.


**********************24 hour precipitation**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     precipitation of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Archuleta County...
   Pagosa Springs 1.6 S 0.08 738 am 6/29 cocorahs
   Pagosa Springs 4.2 W 0.01 717 am 6/29 cocorahs

... Eagle County...
   Vail 0.9 WNW 0.04 651 am 6/29 cocorahs
   Gypsum 1.9 SSW 0.03 639 am 6/29 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 0.02 647 am 6/29 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.01 716 am 6/29 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Doyleville 2.1 W 0.11 752 am 6/29 cocorahs
   Gothic 0.08 800 am 6/29 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 0.08 732 am 6/29 cocorahs
   Pitkin 1.1 SW 0.04 658 am 6/29 cocorahs
   Powderhorn 4.4 NNE 0.04 938 am 6/29 cocorahs

... La Plata County...
   Bayfield 7.0 N 0.03 744 am 6/29 cocorahs

... Pitkin County...
   Aspen 5.8 NW 0.05 706 am 6/29 cocorahs



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 5:08 PM MDT

Temperature: 97.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 19% Wind: NNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, New Castle, CO

Updated: 4:20 PM MDT

Temperature: 94 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 5:08 PM MDT

Temperature: 90.6 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 24% Wind: West at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Parachute, CO

Updated: 1:40 PM MDT

Temperature: 98 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Gopher Irrigation, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 4:55 PM MDT

Temperature: 99.7 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 20% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Midland Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 5:05 PM MDT

Temperature: 91.4 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 5:08 PM MDT

Temperature: 92.2 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: NE at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: SE Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 5:07 PM MDT

Temperature: 96.8 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: West at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
256 PM MDT Monday Jun 29 2015 


Short term...(tonight through Tuesday night) 
issued at 256 PM MDT Monday Jun 29 2015 


In spite of above normal afternoon heating and available 
moisture...afternoon thunderstorm coverage was limited. 
Subsidence associated with the Utah Ridge was strongest over northwest 
Colorado...and weakest in the southeast San Juan Mountains convective 
updraft strength is limited but the dcape value is at 1335 
j/kg...an indicator of strong downdrafts and thus strong and gusty 
outflow winds. Some San Juan mountain storms may produce small hail and 
very strong winds gusts this late afternoon. Northwest Colorado will see 
little to no thunderstorm coverage this afternoon. 


Tonight a few showers could persist over the southern mountains 
until midnight. Otherwise most storms will dissipate with sunset. 
Overnight low temperatures will generally be some 10 degrees above 
normal except near normal across the north. 


Little change is expected on Tuesday in the overall pattern. The 
high pressure ridge remains parked over the central rockies to the 
Great Basin...centered over Utah. Therefore hot conditions will 
persist...with convection again developing in the afternoon. 
Expect there may be a few more thunderstorms on Tuesday 
afternoon/evening as precipitable water values approach an inch. 
Storms will mostly end by midnight...however moisture continues to 
slowly increase overnight. Therefore I would not rule out a few 
nocturnal storms. Temperatures will again reach into the triple 
digits in the Lower Desert valleys. Also overnight lows will be on 
the warm side due to the higher dew points. 


Long term...(wednesday through monday) 
issued at 256 PM MDT Monday Jun 29 2015 


On Wednesday...the high pressure ridge will get pushed to the west 
somewhat as a shortwave drops into the northern plains. The 
combination will allow a little better instability over our 
forecast area. And with precipitable water over an inch expect an 
uptick in showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon. Convective 
activity will gradually wind down late in the evening...especially 
from the northwest as drier air begins spread in. This drier air 
will result in a downturn to the afternoon convection through the 
remainder of the week. 


The ridge again shifts east and moves over The Four Corners during 
the weekend. By Monday the high center is prognosticated to be just to our 
east. If this comes to pass...it may open the door a better 
moisture tap from the south. 


Above normal temperatures will persist...with plenty highs 
reaching 100 degrees or better in the Lower Desert valleys. 
Nighttime lows may be a little cooler midweek and beyond as the 
air mass dries out. 






&& 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Tuesday afternoon) 
issued at 256 PM MDT Monday Jun 29 2015 


VFR conditions will prevail through Tuesday. Isolated to 
scattered thunderstorms will continue until 02z mainly over the 
southern and central mountains. Kmtj ktex kdro have a 30 percent 
potential for thundershowers... a 10 percent chance in kase kege. 
The main threat is outflow wind gusts up 45 kts. Similar 
thunderstorm threat is expected Tuesday after 18z. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term...Joe/eh 
long term...eh 
aviation...Joe 



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