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Current Conditions

  • 61°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE 8 mph
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 49°
  • Pressure: 29.95 in. 0

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 3:00 AM MDT on August 21, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 77F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    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 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 81F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

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

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: RAWS RIFLE CO US, Rifle, CO

Updated: 12:51 AM MDT

Temperature: 62 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: South at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest LACY CO US UPR, Rifle, CO

Updated: 1:15 AM MDT

Temperature: 64 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 2:13 AM MDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 12:50 AM MDT

Temperature: 58 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: New Castle, CO

Updated: 2:06 AM MDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 2:13 AM MDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest UNA CO US UPR, Parachute, CO

Updated: 12:50 AM MDT

Temperature: 68 °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: 1:00 AM MDT

Temperature: 56 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 2:13 AM MDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: ESE at 3.5 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: RAWS GJDBLMFTS CO US, Parachute, CO

Updated: 1:42 AM MDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SSE at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 12:55 AM MDT

Temperature: 47 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
1105 PM MDT Wednesday Aug 20 2014 


Update... 
issued at 846 PM MDT Wednesday Aug 20 2014 


Some showers and storms continuing this evening as a weak wave 
moves overhead especially for northern areas. Plenty of convection 
also continues south of Salt Lake City and is moving to the 
east-northeast. If the convection holds together...we can expect 
to see a bit more precipitation for the next couple of hours so 
bumped up probability of precipitation to account for this possibility north of I-70. The 
rest of the County Warning Area may see a passing shower but not expecting much 
quantitative precipitation forecast. 


&& 


Short term...(tonight through Thursday night) 
issued at 308 PM MDT Wednesday Aug 20 2014 


Drier air is entraining into the area from the southwest and this 
appears to be helping hold down vertical development over central 
and SW Colorado and southeast Utah. A weak upper trough is dragging across northwest Colorado 
and this will continue to provide the extra lift needed for single 
cell thunderstorms to form...mainly over higher terrain. Still... 
with a few more hours of sun available the rest of the 
afternoon...scattered showers and thunderstorms should develop over the 
mountains of central Colorado after about 22z and continue until 
sunset...with isolated development elsewhere. 


Continued drying is expected late tonight through Thursday night with 
lower probability of precipitation and cloud cover expected. The interesting thing to 
watch will be the interaction of moisture from Tropical Storm 
Lowell in the eastern Pacific with the approach trough from the northwest. 
Some moisture is being drawn north over Baja California California and is 
drawing a bead on The Four Corners. By Thursday night the nam12 
combines this moisture with the next monsoonal surge coming up 
from northwest Mexico. 


Long term...(friday through wednesday) 
issued at 308 PM MDT Wednesday Aug 20 2014 


Ts Lowell is forecast to remain nearly stationary off of the 
coast of Baja California California and continue to feed some middle to high 
level moisture into The Four Corners region. Another closed low 
is forecast to drop into the Pacific northwest as an offshoot of 
the high amplitude western US trough in place. As this closed low 
dives into the intermountain west this weekend...ts Lowell will 
slowly shift to the west and have less of an influence on moisture 
in the region. Friday night...the approaching longwave trough will 
bring the coupling of a baroclinic zone and upper level jet which 
should bring nocturnal activity to the northern part of the gjt 
County Warning Area. Qg forcing is moderate with this boundary. Expecting rain 
and storms Friday night through Saturday morning across northern 
Utah and Colorado...with scattered precipitation over the 
mountains elsewhere. 


This troughy pattern will continue through early next week...with 
Monday night/Tuesday looking like the next somewhat active 
weather day after Friday night/Saturday. There is considerably 
good agreement between the GFS and ec in the long term...and the 
current models suggest high pressure may arrive by the end of next 
week. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Thursday night) 
issued at 1058 PM MDT Wednesday Aug 20 2014 


Precipitation has just about ended across the County Warning Area with VFR conditions 
becoming predominant. More storms and showers expected again 
tomorrow but still thinking coverage will be less with only 
kase...kege and ktex maybe seeing some precipitation. Vcsh for kase and 
kege with thunderstorms in the vicinity for ktex in the afternoon looks a safe bet for now 
with low to medium confidence. Remaining taf sites should remain 
VFR with some high ceilings moving in during the afternoon. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Update...tgr 
short term...cirrocumulus 
long term...jam 
aviation...tgr 






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