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Current Conditions

  • 29°
  • Clear
  • Wind: ESE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 23°
  • Pressure: 30.46 in. -
  • Heat Index: 22

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Chance Rain
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 8:00 PM MST on January 25, 2015

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

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

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Location: RAWS RIFLE CO US, Rifle, CO

Updated: 8:51 PM MST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: NNE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest LACY CO US UPR, Rifle, CO

Updated: 9:55 PM MST

Temperature: 30 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 11:18 PM MST

Temperature: 30.4 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: ENE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:05 PM MST

Temperature: 33 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 11:18 PM MST

Temperature: 27.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest CHACRA CO US UPR, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 10:15 PM MST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:00 PM MST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Midland Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 11:16 PM MST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 11:18 PM MST

Temperature: 29.6 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: SE at 4.6 mph Pressure: 30.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: SE Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 11:18 PM MST

Temperature: 27.7 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:58 PM MST

Temperature: 33 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: East at 12 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:55 PM MST

Temperature: 30 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NNE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Transfer Trail, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 11:15 PM MST

Temperature: 29.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 34.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
945 PM MST sun Jan 25 2015 


Short term...(tonight through Monday night) 
issued at 301 PM MST sun Jan 25 2015 


Northwest flow continued across the region as the Rex block over 
the West Coast remained in place. An influx of drier air has 
caused low stratus and isolated snow showers to dissipate across 
the northern and central Colorado mountains early this afternoon. 
Uneventful northwest flow will continue tonight through Monday and 
..except for scattered cirrus clouds...Skies will be mostly clear 
tonight and mostly sunny Monday. Most striking will be the unusual 
warmth across the region on Monday with a number of valley 
locations expected to reach the 50s. Unfortunately for those in 
the Gunnison Basin...A strong inversion will prevent them from 
enjoying these mild winter temperatures. Moisture will be 
reintroduced to the region from the southwest ahead of the low at 
the base of the Rex block. Models show some spread on arrival time 
of showers over southeast Utah...but favored slower European model (ecmwf)/GFS as 
models likely too quick to move the blocking pattern previously 
discussed. 


Long term...(tuesday through sunday) 
issued at 301 PM MST sun Jan 25 2015 


The Rex block pattern over the west breaks down but returns late 
in the week. 


Tuesday the Baja California low portion of The Block opens over the Great 
Basin then passes through southern Wyoming Tuesday night into 
Wednesday. This pulls deeper moisture into the region with the NAM 
specific humidity rising to 6 g/kg over the San Juan Mountains some 
weak cold advection occurs but the cold core arcs around this 
forecast area. So showers will spread into the south on Tuesday 
and spread NE overnight into Wednesday. 700mb temperatures initially 
around 0c drop to -4c overnight lowering snow levels from 9kft to 
around 7kft. Snow amounts look to be light...just a few mountain 
inches. 


Wednesday night-Thursday...behind the passing trough high pressure 
rebounds over the west. Friday the next Pacific trough digs to 
the northern Baja California and closes off over the Las Vegas-Yuma area. 
This brings moist and milder air over the region with another 
chance of showers favoring SW-facing slopes. This could 
potentially bring significant precipitation to the south...though 
forecast confidence in the details is low. 


By next Sunday the low sinks down the Baja California allowing high pressure 
to build in from the west bringing dry and mild conditions for the 
beginning of February. 


Temperatures will generally be above normal except near to below 
normal in the Gunnison basin. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Monday night) 
issued at 945 PM MST sun Jan 25 2015 


VFR conditions across the region late this evening with only middle 
and high cloudiness working through. The Uinta Basin did mix out 
this afternoon which leads to higher confidence that stratus and 
fog will not inhibit flight operations. With ridge of high 
pressure aloft directing the weather across the intermountain 
west...VFR should prevail the next 24 hours. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term...no layers 
long term...Joe 
aviation...tgjt 






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