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Current Conditions

  • 36°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE 9 mph
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 32°
  • Pressure: 29.69 in. -
  • Heat Index: 29

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Snow
  • High: 40 °
  • Low: 10 °
  • Snow
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 33 °
  • Low: 3 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 14 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 22 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 6:16 PM MST on January 02, 2015

  • Rain changing to snow. Low -4C.

  • Rain...changing to snow showers overnight. Thunder is possible early. Low -4C. Winds SW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of snow 90%.

  • Tomorrow

    Cloudy with rain and snow in the morning. Rain and snow will become intermittent in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 4C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of precip 60%.

  • Tomorrow

    Snow showers before midnight. Becoming partly cloudy later. Low -13C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. High around 0C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. Low -16C. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 6C. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Clear skies. Low -11C. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 9C. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    Clear. Low -8C. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 9C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Saturday

    Clear. Low -6C. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 11C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Sunday

    Clear skies. Low near -5C. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Sunny. High 13C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Monday

    A mostly clear sky. Low -3C. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 14C. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Tuesday

    A mostly clear sky. Low -2C. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny skies. High 14C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy skies. Low near 0C. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High 13C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Thursday

    Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 1C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 7:00 PM MST on March 2, 2015


The following are preliminary storm total precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending at the times shown with
each report. The first section highlights storm total snowfall, and
the second highlights storm total rainfall or the water content of
the storm total snow. The current storm began producing
precipitation across the region Friday afternoon, as the moist
southwest flow set up. Please note that snowfall amounts attributed
to snotels are estimated.


********************Storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Archuleta County...
   25 se Pagosa Springs 18.0 310 PM 3/01 public
   5 W Pagosa Springs 13.0 313 PM 3/01 trained spotter
   4 WSW Pagosa Springs 8.3 537 PM 2/28 storm total so far
   Pagosa Springs 4.2 W 7.4 719 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Pagosa Springs 2.5 W 7.0 626 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Pagosa Springs 5.0 230 PM 2/28 public

... Delta County...
   park rsvr 22.0 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Hotchkiss 7.1 WNW 2.1 709 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cedaredge 2.0 839 PM 2/28 public
   Cedaredge 1.0 NE 2.0 900 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 1.8 723 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5.1 WNW 0.9 708 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5wnw 0.2 817 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Hotchkiss 4.7 W 0.2 823 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Dolores County...
   Lizard Head Pass 20.4 800 am 3/02 snotel
   El Diente Peak 8.4 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Dove Creek 12.4 SSW 4.5 818 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Eagle County...
   2 SW Eagle-Vail 3.0 1100 am 3/01 as of 0500
   Vail 0.9 WNW 5.6 701 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 4.6 709 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Avon 2n 2.3 600 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Carbondale 5.7 E 3.8 737 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Edwards 1.3 WNW 3.5 644 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2.3 N 4.0 726 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 1.0 700 am 3/01 unofficial station

... Garfield County...
   6 SW Cattle Creek 3.0 1057 am 3/01 as of 0500
   Carbondale 0.5 W 3.2 633 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Carbondale 0.3 WNW 2.8 849 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Rifle 3ene 0.5 700 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Glenwood spgs 1.7 NW 1.3 820 am 3/02 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Schofield Pass 36.4 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Gothic 15.0 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 23.0 735 am 3/02 cocorahs
   3 N Kebler Pass 14.0 500 PM 3/01 ski area
   Crested Butte 14.0 900 am 3/02 W co coop site
   2se Mt Crested Butte 14.0 1101 am 3/01 ski area
   north lost trail 9.6 800 am 3/01 snotel
   McClure pass 7.6 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Monarch Pass 6.0 1102 am 3/01 public
   Pitkin 1.1 SW 7.0 715 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Cimarron 11.2 S 7.5 804 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Gunnison 3sw 3.8 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Porphyry creek 3.6 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Doyleville 2.1 W 3.5 813 am 3/02 cocorahs
   1 N Gunnison 2.0 325 PM 3/01 public

... Hinsdale County...
   weminuche creek 17.2 800 am 3/02 snotel
   slumgullion 15.6 800 am 3/02 snotel
   upper Rio Grande 7.2 800 am 3/02 snotel

... La Plata County...
   Vallecito 14.8 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Ignacio 8.0 1041 am 3/01 public
   6 SSW Coal Bank Pass 8.0 1100 am 3/01 ski area
   Bayfield 0.6 WSW 6.5 914 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7n 5.4 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Ignacio 8e 5.1 700 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Durango 5s 5.0 830 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Durango .35 E 6.3 711 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Stump Lakes 4.8 800 am 3/02 snotel
   3 ESE Hesperus 4.5 1040 am 3/01 as of 4am
   1 S Durango 4.0 128 PM 2/28 public
   Durango 4.0 1004 am 3/01 public
   18 NNE Durango 4.0 622 am 3/01 24 hour snowfall
   Bayfield 7.0 N 4.0 853 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Durango 4.8 WSW 4.9 908 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Hesperus 13.3 SSW 3.5 834 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Redmesa 4.2 NW 4.4 810 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Rockwood 6.7 N 9.1 737 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Hesperus 4.9 se 5.8 823 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Durango 7.1 N 1.6 809 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Mesa County...
   Mesa Lakes 2.4 800 am 3/01 snotel
   1 N Powderhorn ski 2.0 950 am 2/28 ski area
   Glade Park 17w 1.2 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Colorado nm 1.0 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 4.1 W 0.5 645 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 5.6 W 0.4 818 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Collbran 2sw 0.2 800 am 3/01 W co coop site

... Moffat County...
   Craig 4sw 3.6 146 PM 3/02 co-op observer
   Massadona 3.5 900 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Craig 3.0 748 am 3/01 as of this morning
   Craig 33n 1.0 800 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Dinosaur 0.3 SW 2.9 745 am 3/02 cocorahs

... Montezuma County...
   Mesa Verde np 10.0 1155 am 3/02 public
   sharkstooth 9.6 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Cortez 9.1 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   1 WSW Cortez 8.4 1059 am 3/01 snow total since Friday
   Arriola 8.0 1200 PM 2/28 moderate to heavy snow
   Yellow Jacket 4ne 6.0 444 PM 2/28 co-op observer
   2 E Lewis 6.0 802 PM 2/28 trained spotter
   Mancos 4.8 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Cortez 1.2 SW 3.9 718 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Dolores 3.9 SSW 3.7 736 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cortez 2.0 NW 2.5 805 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cortez 7.8 WSW 0.3 849 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Montrose County...
   Columbine Pass 12.0 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Black Canyon np 5.4 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Montrose 10.1 S 4.0 653 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.3 ENE 2.8 749 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 2.2 749 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.6 E 1.7 719 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 8.1 WNW 1.0 857 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.9 ESE 1.0 736 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 4.0 NW 0.7 753 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Paradox 2n 0.5 600 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Olathe 3.2 NNE 0.2 839 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Red Mountain Pass 20.4 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Monument (hwy 55) 7.5 714 am 3/01 caic
   Ouray 7.4 658 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Ridgway 1.5 830 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Ouray .23 NNW 2.8 839 am 3/02 cocorahs

... Pitkin County...
   7 ENE Marble 10.0 1058 am 3/01 ski area
   1 ESE Aspen 7.0 1047 am 3/01 as of 0500
   Nast lake 5.0 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Kiln 4.8 800 am 3/01 snotel

... Rio Blanco County...
   ripple creek 14.4 800 am 3/02 snotel
   crosho 9.6 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Rangely 1e 2.2 800 am 3/02 W co coop site

... Routt County...
   Rabbit Ears 7.2 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Dry Lake 7.2 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Steamboat spgs 1.9 E 9.8 641 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Lynx Pass 6.0 800 am 3/02 snotel
   stmboat spgs 1se 5.4 659 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Steamboat spgs 1.2 se 8.4 647 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 1 se 8.8 736 am 3/02 cocorahs
   stmboat spgs 0.7 ESE 8.8 756 am 3/02 cocorahs
   1 se Steamboat spgs 5.1 453 am 3/01 trained spotter
   3 ESE Steamboat spgs 5.0 1057 am 3/01 as of 0500
   Elk River 4.8 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Steamboat Springs 4.2 730 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Bear River 3.6 800 am 3/01 snotel
   stmboat spgs 1.5 WNW 6.3 745 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Hayden 3.0 624 PM 3/01 co-op observer
   stmboat spgs 7.9 WNW 6.5 757 am 3/02 cocorahs

... Saguache County...
   upper Taylor 18.0 800 am 3/02 snotel

... San Juan County...
   Molas Pass 30.0 919 am 3/02 caic
   Coal Bank Pass 29.5 921 am 3/02 caic
   Cascade 17.4 800 am 3/02 snotel
   1 WNW Gladstone 12.0 1100 am 3/01 ski area
   Cascade #2 9.8 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Beartown 2.8 800 am 2/28 snotel

... San Miguel County...
   Lone Cone 14.4 800 am 3/02 snotel
   2 WSW Telluride 13.0 600 am 3/01 24 hour snowfall

Utah

... Daggett County...
   Hickerson Park 2.6 800 am 3/02 snotel

... Grand County...
   east Willow Creek 11.2 800 am 3/02 snotel

... San Juan County...
   Buckboard Flat 25.2 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Camp Jackson 21.6 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Monticello 2.3 SW 10.0 827 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Monticello #2 7.0 700 am 3/01 E UT coop site
   Blanding 7.0 547 PM 3/01 storm total snowfall.
   Valley of the Gods 4.0 600 PM 2/28 swe 0.30 inches
   hovenweep nm 4.0 800 am 3/01 E UT coop site
   hovenweep natl Mon 3.0 1100 am 2/28 swe 0.13 inches
   lasal mountain-low 2.4 800 am 3/02 snotel

... Uintah County...
   Kings cabin 3.6 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Vernal 1s 0.5 700 am 3/01 E UT coop site
   Vernal 1.2 se 3.2 733 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Jensen 0.4 WSW 1.5 628 am 3/02 cocorahs


********************storm total precipitation********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     precipitation of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Archuleta County...
   Pagosa Springs 4.2 W 0.60 719 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Pagosa Springs 2.5 W 0.58 626 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Delta County...
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.18 723 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cedaredge 1.0 NE 0.16 900 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 7.1 WNW 0.15 709 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Eckert 1.1 SW 0.13 731 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5.1 WNW 0.12 708 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Delta 3e 0.11 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Delta 1.6 ESE 0.09 744 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5wnw 0.06 817 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Hotchkiss 4.7 W 0.06 823 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Dolores County...
   Dove Creek 12.4 SSW 0.22 818 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Eagle County...
   Avon 2n 0.22 600 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Vail 0.9 WNW 0.28 701 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Carbondale 5.7 E 0.35 737 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Edwards 1.3 WNW 0.22 644 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 0.23 709 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.22 726 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 0.03 700 am 3/01 unofficial station

... Garfield County...
   Rifle 0.26 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Rifle 3ene 0.18 700 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Carbondale 0.3 WNW 0.23 849 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Carbondale 0.5 W 0.21 633 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.7 0.23 820 am 3/02 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 0.94 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 1.61 735 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Crested Butte 0.70 900 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Gunnison 3sw 0.29 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Pitkin 1.1 SW 0.41 715 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Cimarron 11.2 S 0.42 804 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Doyleville 2.1 W 0.22 813 am 3/02 cocorahs

... La Plata County...
   Bayfield 0.6 WSW 0.53 914 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Durango 0.50 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Hesperus 13.3 SSW 0.33 834 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Durango .35 E 0.43 711 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7n 0.28 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Bayfield 7.0 N 0.26 853 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Rockwood 6.7 N 0.94 737 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Ignacio 8e 0.24 700 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Durango 5s 0.22 830 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Redmesa 4.2 NW 0.28 810 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Durango 4.8 WSW 0.35 908 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Durango 7.1 N 0.18 809 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hesperus 4.9 se 0.40 823 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Hesperus 6.9 S 0.15 740 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Mesa County...
   Glade Park 17w 0.19 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Colorado nm 0.13 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 0.09 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Grand Junction 5.6 W 0.06 818 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 4.1 W 0.05 645 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 3.9 W 0.03 908 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 1.1 S 0.03 702 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Palisade 0.03 700 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Collbran 2sw 0.02 800 am 3/01 W co coop site

... Moffat County...
   Craig 0.33 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Massadona 0.25 900 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Craig 30n 0.22 1100 am 3/01 W co crn site
   Dinosaur 2e 0.06 1100 am 3/01 W co crn site
   Dinosaur 0.3 SW 0.21 745 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Craig 33n 0.06 800 am 3/01 unofficial station

... Montezuma County...
   Cortez 1.2 SW 0.74 718 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cortez 0.68 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Cortez 2.0 NW 0.55 805 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cortez 8se 0.46 1100 am 3/01 W co crn site
   Dolores 3.9 SSW 0.43 736 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cortez 7.8 WSW 0.42 849 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Mesa Verde np 0.12 730 am 3/01 W co coop site

... Montrose County...
   Black Canyon np 0.45 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Montrose 11ene 0.43 1100 am 3/01 W co crn site
   Montrose 10.1 S 0.28 653 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.3 ENE 0.21 749 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Paradox 2n 0.21 600 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Montrose 1.6 E 0.15 719 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 0.13 749 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 0.10 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Montrose 8.1 WNW 0.10 857 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.9 ESE 0.08 736 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 4.0 NW 0.07 753 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose #2 0.05 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Olathe 3.2 NNE 0.01 839 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Ouray 0.53 658 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Ridgway 0.13 830 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Ouray .23 NNW 0.27 839 am 3/02 cocorahs

... Pitkin County...
   Aspen 0.35 1100 am 3/02 aviation site

... Rio Blanco County...
   Rangely 1e 0.20 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Meeker 0.19 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Meeker 15w 0.08 1100 am 3/01 W co crn site

... Routt County...
   Steamboat spgs 1.9 E 0.52 641 am 3/02 cocorahs
   stmboat spgs 0.7 ESE 0.54 756 am 3/02 cocorahs
   stmboat spgs 1se 0.27 659 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Steamboat spgs 1 se 0.53 736 am 3/02 cocorahs
   stmboat spgs 1.2 se 0.45 647 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 0.21 730 am 3/01 W co coop site
   stmboat spgs 1.5 WNW 0.43 745 am 3/02 cocorahs
   Steamboat spgs 0.9 N 0.36 741 am 3/02 cocorahs
   stmboat spgs 7.9 WNW 0.34 757 am 3/02 cocorahs

... San Miguel County...
   Slick Rock 1.3 N 0.08 701 am 3/01 cocorahs

Utah

... Grand County...
   arches np hqs 0.11 700 am 3/01 E UT coop site
   Moab 3.7 ESE 0.18 754 am 3/02 cocorahs

... San Juan County...
   Monticello 2.3 SW 1.40 827 am 3/02 cocorahs
   hovenweep nm 0.44 800 am 3/01 E UT coop site
   Bluff 32nw 0.41 1100 am 3/01 E UT crn site
   Monticello #2 0.27 700 am 3/01 E UT coop site
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Location: RAWS RIFLE CO US, Rifle, CO

Updated: 8:51 PM MST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: GCASA, Rifle, CO

Updated: 9:36 PM MST

Temperature: 46.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest LACY CO US UPR, Rifle, CO

Updated: 8:40 PM MST

Temperature: 40 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 9:35 PM MST

Temperature: 33.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SW at 23.0 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 9:36 PM MST

Temperature: 34.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Battlement Mesa, Parachute, CO

Updated: 9:33 PM MST

Temperature: 36.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SSW at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:00 PM MST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Midland Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 9:31 PM MST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 9:35 PM MST

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: WSW at 25.3 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: SE Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 9:35 PM MST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:58 PM MST

Temperature: 26 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: WSW at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:55 PM MST

Temperature: 22 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Transfer Trail, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 9:31 PM MST

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
933 PM MST Monday Mar 2 2015 


Update... 
issued at 930 PM MST Monday Mar 2 2015 


Cold front was exiting stage right Monday evening and cold air was 
pouring into the region. Initially the cold advection is from the 
SW but veering is already seen in the profiler to be more out of 
the west on Tuesday. 


The afternoon balloon release here at the Grand Junction Airport 
captured a wind speed of 186kts/214mph at just above 30kft! This 
jet is currently stretched from northwest nm to Denver and will continue 
to push off to the east tonight and Tuesday. But the high country 
will continue to blow hard overnight with g50mph reported at 
Telluride Airport at 9pm as an example. 


Snow accumulations are shifting to the east tonight. Have updated 
the forecast to lower probability of precipitation for southeast Utah and SW Colorado tonight 
into Tuesday morning. The warnings for the La Sal and Abajo Mountains 
will need to be evaluated this evening. Little additional snowfall 
is expected until Tuesday afternoon but the wind and blowing snow 
will continue to produce bitter travel weather. 


Some thunderstorm activity expected on Tuesday afternoon as the 
final and strongest cold front approaches from the north. Lapse 
rates climb to near 8 c/km in the afternoon over western Colorado. 
These storms will have less moisture to work with. The front 
sweeps north-S through the region Tuesday night finally shifting the 
winds aloft from west to north. This keeps Wednesday morning 
temperatures only somewhat below normal. Showers are now prognosticated 
to continue over the eastern mountains through Wednesday...favoring northwest- 
facing slopes. Then temperatures plummet Wednesday night. In case 
you have forgotten during this mild mild cold season...this will 
be a reminder that winter is not over. Single digit valley 
temperatures will be widespread with the most mountain sites below 
zero. 


Update issued at 738 PM MST Monday Mar 2 2015 


Pulled down the Winter Weather Advisory for the eastern Uinta 
Basin. Loss of lift associated with frontal passage and shift to a more 
westerly flow aloft works against additional snowfall 
accumulation. Will...however...mention fog in this area as kvel 
sensor reporting visibility of less than 1 mile due to saturated air 
mass and light winds. Remaining hilites appeared on track and do 
not anticipate further changes. 


&& 


Short term...(tonight through Tuesday night) 
issued at 339 PM MST Monday Mar 2 2015 


This evening will see this long duration storm transition from the 
warm phase out ahead of a surface cold front and upper level low 
pressure trough...into a colder phased storm. The cold front and the 
first upper through will pass over the area this evening...then a 
second upper disturbance will sweep over the area late Tuesday-Tuesday 
night. 


For some details...the upper SW-NE oriented jet has strengthened 
overhead early this afternoon. The jet core will reach the 4-corners 
by 5pm...then to 165-175kt over the San Juans to west Elk ranges 
by middle-late evening. This coincides with the surface front that is 
fast approaching from the west. The front is scheduled to reach 
eastern Utah late this afternoon...and far western Colorado early this 
evening. It will then sweep from west to east exiting the eastern 
edge of the forecast area by around midnight. Due to the 
interaction of the front and the upper jet will go ahead and hoist 
a Blizzard Warning above 10kft for the western San Juans to the 
west elks and Sawatch ranges where very strong winds will combine 
with heavy snow for whiteout conditions at times tonight. This 
will run from 6pm this evening until 6am Tuesday morning for the 
most extreme hours. 


Very warm temperatures have spread in ahead of the front with snow 
levels quite high this afternoon. Also the air mass has become more 
unstable with lightning evident upstream...mainly over southern Nevada. 
However a couple strikes have now been seen over southeast Utah. 
Therefore I have added a slight chance of thunderstorms through 
early this evening across southeast Utah/southwest Colorado. Widespread 
precipitation will continue...and even increase in the vicinity of 
the front...with snow levels falling. By middle-late evening the 
precipitation type should be all snow in all the valleys. Have gone 
ahead and kept the highlights out for the northern valleys as they 
should change over to snow this evening...with good accumulations 
especially through tonight. Also hoisted a Snow Advisory for the 
Uinta Basin as they will also accumulate additional snow 
overnight...which should begin to affect travel. 


Once the front passes tonight...snow should diminish in the valleys 
towards daylight. Then activity will again pick up Tuesday afternoon 
as the next upper disturbance approaches from the west. Not sure 
the mountains will see much of a downturn. However the jet shifts 
east through the day on Tuesday...so winds will let up and become less 
of a hazard. This second disturbance is colder with -28c/ to 
-32c/north at 500 mb by 12z Wednesday morning. From around Tuesday afternoon 
onwards the north will be favored as the flow changes to a more 
west then northwest direction...and the coldest air aloft will 
move over those zones. By late Tuesday night look for clearing 
conditions from the west behind the trough axis. This will also 
bring much colder temperatures to the area. 


Long term...(wednesday through monday) 
issued at 339 PM MST Monday Mar 2 2015 


The last trough will have just be exiting the area Wednesday with 
some residual showers possible over The Spine of The Rockies. By 
and large though...mostly sunny skies with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees 
below normal as much colder Canadian air drops down from the 
north. Aside from that...not too much to talk about as a large 
ridge covers the western third of the country Thursday onwards. 


A weak kink in the flow Thursday may cause a few showers over the 
northern mountains though GFS has removed any sign of precipitation. Left schc in 
forecast with minimal quantitative precipitation forecast expected. 


The remainder of the long term will bring plenty of sunny skies 
and warming temperatures for almost the entire County Warning Area. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Tuesday evening) 
issued at 930 PM MST Monday Mar 2 2015 


The cold front was near the Continental Divide and shifting east 
at 04z. The jet stream was over the south and east and also 
shifting East. Mountain top winds continue at around 50kts this evening 
so expect low level wind shear issues to continue through Tuesday morning for 
most airfields. In addition...moderate to severe turbulence is 
possible in the Lea of mountain peaks and ridges. The eastern taf 
sites...kase and kege along with ktex...can expect periods of 
MVFR ceilings and visibility in rain and IFR conditions in snow through the 
night and into Tuesday morning. Behind the front and in the 
mountains expect all snow and obscuration. A secondary system will 
push over the area Tuesday afternoon resulting in scattered to 
numerous snow showers and isolated thunderstorms. 




&& 


Gjt watches/warnings/advisories... 
Colorado...Winter Storm Warning until 5 PM MST Tuesday for coz001-002-009- 
010-012-017>019. 


Blizzard Warning until 6 am MST Tuesday for coz012-018-019. 


Winter Storm Warning until 9 am MST Wednesday for coz003>005-013. 


Utah...Winter Storm Warning until 5 PM MST Tuesday for utz023-025-028. 


&& 


$$ 


Update...Joe 
short term...eh 
long term...tgr 
aviation...no layers 






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