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Current Conditions

  • 22°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 5 mph
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 13°
  • Pressure: 30.27 in. +
  • Heat Index: 16

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 31 °
  • Low: 3 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 5 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 49 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 42 °
  • Low: 15 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 5:12 PM MST on November 30, 2015

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows zero to 10 above.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the 20s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 5 below zero to 5 above.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 25 to 35.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows 5 below zero to 5 above.

  • Thursday

    Sunny. Highs in the 30s.

  • Thursday Night and Friday

    Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 15. Highs 35 to 45.

  • Friday Night and Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. Lows 5 to 15. Highs 35 to 45.

  • Saturday Night and Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Lows zero to 10 above. Highs in the 30s.

  • Sunday Night and Monday

    Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 15. Highs 35 to 45.

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

Updated: 8:34 PM MST

Temperature: 21.6 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 8:48 PM MST

Temperature: 19.9 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 8:48 PM MST

Temperature: 19.8 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Canyon Creek Estates, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 8:18 PM MST

Temperature: 23.0 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 26.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Gopher Irrigation, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 8:43 PM MST

Temperature: 22.3 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Grass Valley, Rifle, CO

Updated: 8:48 PM MST

Temperature: 18.5 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Midland Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 8:48 PM MST

Temperature: 22.6 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 8:48 PM MST

Temperature: 16.2 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SE at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 11 °F Graphs

Location: SE Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 8:48 PM MST

Temperature: 21.9 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
502 PM MST Monday Nov 30 2015 

issued at 458 PM MST Monday Nov 30 2015 

A weak disturbance dropping down from the north continues to cause 
snow in Meeker and surrounding areas. Guidance and visible 
satellite imagery suggests this may continue for the next few 
hours for the valleys while the northern mountains will likely see snow 
overnight. Bumped up probability of precipitation to account for this and will update as 
needed through the evening. Rest of forecast looks good. 


Short term...(tonight through Tuesday night) 
issued at 307 PM MST Monday Nov 30 2015 

Residual wrap around moisture from the closed low now centered over 
central Nebraska continues to bring snow showers and flurries to 
many mountain towns in western Colorado. A 90 knots upper level 
jetlet hangs over west central Colorado this evening...keeping 
divergence in place for a few showers this evening from the Grand 
Mesa and eastward. Conditions will gradually clear this evening as 
drier stable air filters into the low levels. 

The Thanksgiving weekend storm will race across the northern 
plains towards the Great Lakes through Tuesday night. Warm 
advection aloft begins continues as a ridge builds in from the 
west. In brisk northwest flow light snow showers will linger near the 
Continental Divide Tuesday morning...then clear skies through the 
afternoon and overnight. Valleys will see strengthening 
inversions... while the slopes begin to modify. In the northern 
and Central Valley bottoms areas of fog are possible through the 
morning hours reforming late Tuesday night. Overnight lows remain 
will be 10 to 20 degrees below average. 

Long term...(wednesday through monday) 
issued at 307 PM MST Monday Nov 30 2015 

Wednesday-Thursday...the ridge builds in from the west. This will 
bring warming temperatures to the high country while the valleys 
remain cold and stagnant. Morning valley fog remains a threat 
possibly producing icy roads for morning commutes. Thursday the 
flow backs to SW and strengthens through the afternoon potentially 
breaking inversions onto the lower slopes and into the higher 

Thursday night the next Pacific trough makes landfall and works 
into the Great Basin Friday. SW mountain top winds...the 700-600mb 
layer...increase to 30-40kts which will break most valley 
inversions. Models are in fair agreement on the timing of this 
system with the favored ec more closed and therefore slower with 
its evolution. This system will be milder than the Thanksgiving 
storm with a -25c cold core and much weaker...80kt...jet support. 
Available moisture also looks unimpressive. The associated surface 
front works in Friday night- Saturday morning bringing showers 
starting Friday evening in the Uinta Mountains possibly lingering 
into Sunday morning in the eastern San Juan Mountains total storm 
snowfall looks to be measured in inches...perhaps just a few 

In a deamplifying and accelerating west to east flow...quick 
ridging builds in on Sunday. Then open fast moving disturbances 
may bring some showers early next week. Temperatures will likely 
be milder...close to normal for early December. 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Tuesday evening) 
issued at 307 PM MST Monday Nov 30 2015 

Ceilings remain possible for Vail Pass north to the Wyoming border 
through 15z with mountain tops occasionally obscured. Elsewhere expect VFR 
conditions with one caveat. From 06z-18z patchy to areas of valley 
fog may impact Colorado aviation sites along and north of Highway 
50 corridor including kgjt kmtj kase kege. Clear skies expected 
Tuesday afternoon. 


Gjt watches/warnings/advisories... 


short term...jam/Joe 
long term...Joe 

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