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Current Conditions

  • 44°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE 5 mph
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 36°
  • Pressure: 30.10 in. +
  • Heat Index: 42

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 78 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 80 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 3:42 am MDT on October 7, 2015

  • Today

    Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 75. Chance of precipitation 10 percent.

  • Tonight

    Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 45.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 45.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.

  • Friday Night through Tuesday

    Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the 70s.

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Location: Cactus Valley, Greg and Nella, Rifle, CO

Updated: 3:51 AM MDT

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 4:01 AM MDT

Temperature: 45.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 4:00 AM MDT

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Gopher Irrigation, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 3:46 AM MDT

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Midland Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 4:00 AM MDT

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 4:01 AM MDT

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: SE Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 4:01 AM MDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
253 am MDT Wednesday Oct 7 2015 

Short term...(today through thursday) 
issued at 240 am MDT Wednesday Oct 7 2015 

As the upper low over Arizona drifts southeast over the next couple of 
days...airmass over our County Warning Area should gradually become drier with the 
warming trend continuing while dynamic support for any convective 
activity should diminish. Will still have daytime heating and 
residual moisture for some afternoon showers and thunderstorms 
this afternoon and early evening...mainly Four Corners area and 
western Colorado mountains. Then only a few showers or thunderstorms 
Thursday afternoon over the mountains in Routt County as a 
shortwave disturbance embedded in a northwest flow is expected to 
brush that far northern portion of our County Warning Area with a little middle level 
moisture. San Juan Mountains might also experience an isolated 
shower or thunderstorm Thursday afternoon due to daytime heating. 

Long term...(thursday night through tuesday) 
issued at 240 am MDT Wednesday Oct 7 2015 

Little change to forecast thinking as the low drops southward into 
Mexico...then tracks westward back to the Pacific Ocean by 
Saturday and then begins moving northward for what might be a 
second shot of precipitation from the same storm system by the end of 
next week. Until then...mostly sunny skies will be the rule with 
warm temperatures continuing. One little difference is the NAM bringing 
some precipitation over the San Juans Thursday evening in response to a 
very weak wave that will just clip that area. GFS and ec remain 
completely dry through the period though. Went ahead and took out 
any mention of precipitation for the area. 


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Thursday morning) 
issued at 240 am MDT Wednesday Oct 7 2015 

Middle level clouds continue over the San Juans and areas south with 
ceilings varying between 6k to 7k feet while kege reporting a broken deck 
at 1k feet though suspect nearby Gypsum plant is the culprit. 
These ceilings should lift shortly after sunrise...13z or so. Most 
areas will see VFR conditions today except for the San Juans and 
areas south as they remain the favored area for precipitation. Ktex and 
kdro will likely see broken ceilings with vcsh/thunderstorms in the vicinity for the afternoon 
hours. Other taf sites will see some clouds but do not anticipate 
any significant aviation concerns. Conditions will improve across 
the forecast area after 00z. 



Short term...jp 
long term...tgr 

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