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Current Conditions

  • 72°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 26%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 35°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. -

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 3:32 am MDT on July 28, 2015

  • Today

    Sunny. Highs in the 80s.

  • Tonight

    Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. Highs in the 80s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 55.

  • Thursday

    Sunny. Highs in the 80s.

  • Thursday Night and Friday

    Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 85 to 95.

  • Friday Night through Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s. Highs 85 to 95.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 80s.

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Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 11:41 AM MDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 11:40 AM MDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Parachute, CO

Updated: 10:25 AM MDT

Temperature: 74 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 7:48 AM MDT

Temperature: 59 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Midland Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 11:40 AM MDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 11:41 AM MDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: WSW at 2.3 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: SE Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 9:05 AM MDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
1054 am MDT Tuesday Jul 28 2015 


Short term...(today through wednesday) 
issued at 349 am MDT Tuesday Jul 28 2015 


The dry cool front sagged through the forecast area overnight but 
with the best cool advection along and north of the Roan- 
Tavaputs-Flat Tops. This afternoon's temperatures will be cooler 
than Monday...about 10 degrees cooler north...5 degrees across 
the central zones...with little change south. Even with the right 
entrance jet quadrant over the north today...the higher elevation 
winds are effectively blocked by middle-level subsidence. The drier 
air mass remains in place today and tonight with deeper moisture 
lurking over the Southern Plains and desert SW. Expect another 
cool night tonight under the dry air mass and light gradient. 


Wednesday the moisture begins to seep back into the southeast San Juan 
Mountains and Pagosa Springs area through the afternoon. Afternoon 
temperatures rebound over the central and northern zones but cool 
a bit south with increasing moisture and clouds. 


Long term...(wednesday night through monday) 
issued at 349 am MDT Tuesday Jul 28 2015 


Ensemble anomaly projections suggest a dominant trough will be 
setting up across the eastern Canada and the northeast Continental U.S. 
Through the extended period. Latest 500 mb hand analysis has the 
sub-tropical ridge centered over the Red River valley and the 
system that will be seeding the developing eastern 
trough...currently moving into the Lee of the Canadian rockies. 
Wednesday night into Thursday the anticyclonic circulation of the 
ridge gets booted westward from the Southern Plains to the 
southern rockies. The high then re-positions near or west of the 4 
corners region by Saturday evening and remains there through the 
middle of next week. 315k transport vectors suggest moisture 
associated directly with the monsoon will combine with a favorable 
flow off the Gulf of Mexico to pool moisture near the ridge axis 
through Thursday. Beyond this the center of the high looks to 
become saturated and will recirculate moisture while drawing in 
new moisture from the south. Our northern zones will start out on 
the warm and dry side but by early next week moisture should be 
sufficient for afternoon convection. From Thursday and beyond our 
southern zones will be favored for afternoon storms. The biggest 
challenge will be temperatures. The ridge will be planted over our 
region of a good period and guidance temperatures are all well 
above climatology. However clouds...humidity and precipitation will impact 
readings across the south. For now did bump temperatures up a tad 
in the central and north and see how trends work out in later 
runs. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Wednesday afternoon) 
issued at 1054 am MDT Tuesday Jul 28 2015 


VFR conditions will prevail the next 24 hours with no impacts to 
visibility or ceilings anticipated. Gusts from the northwest may exceed 25 
miles per hour at times this afternoon along the Roaring Fork valley and 
could impact Landing traffic at kase. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term...Joe 
long term...15 
aviation...eh 



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