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Current Conditions

  • 26°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 23°
  • Pressure: 30.30 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 8:00 AM MST on November 28, 2014

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Overcast. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Weather Statement  Statement as of 10:47 am MST on November 20, 2014


... Strong winter storm is possible this weekend...

The first in a series of Pacific weather systems will move across
the region today followed by a second disturbance passing to the
south on Friday. No significant snowfall is expected from these
two disturbances.

However... a third and much stronger Pacific storm will arrive
Saturday and could bring significant mountain snowfall through the
weekend. The valleys of western Colorado and eastern Utah may also
see some snow.

For elevations above 9000 feet in the northwest and central
mountains of western Colorado... early indicators suggest that more
than 12 inches of snow could fall within a 24-hour period Saturday
evening through Sunday night. For other mountain areas... 6 to 12
inches of snow are possible. Considerable blowing and drifting
snow will accompany the heavy snowfall possibly resulting in near
whiteout conditions over the mountain passes.

Periods of snow may continue from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday
as favorable northwesterly flow sets up. More significant snowfall
and gusty winds above timberline may continue.

Anyone planning travel or outdoor activities into the high country
this weekend and early next week should monitor the latest forecasts.
Be prepared for sudden changes in the weather... especially
Saturday afternoon and evening. Visit www.Weather.Gov/gjt for the
latest information on this developing winter storm.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: RAWS RIFLE CO US, Rifle, CO

Updated: 7:51 AM MST

Temperature: 28 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: WSW at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest LACY CO US UPR, Rifle, CO

Updated: 7:00 AM MST

Temperature: 32 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 8:25 AM MST

Temperature: 25.5 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:30 AM MST

Temperature: 29 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: New Castle, CO

Updated: 8:11 AM MST

Temperature: 26.5 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 8:25 AM MST

Temperature: 24.5 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 8:25 AM MST

Temperature: 30.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:58 AM MST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: NNW at 11 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:55 AM MST

Temperature: 33 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
319 am MST Friday Nov 28 2014 


Short term...(today through saturday) 
issued at 319 am MST Friday Nov 28 2014 


Unorganized pockets of high clouds continue to ride along the 
southern end of a jet streak aloft embedded in high pressure over 
the southwest. Today is expected to be less cloudy than 
yesterday...though clouds will come and go throughout the day. 
Temperatures will be a couple of degrees warmer today than 
yesterday due to a slight wind shift to southwesterly flow 
bringing slightly warmer air aloft to the region. 


The pressure gradient tightens further on Saturday as a trough 
moves onshore the Pacific northwest and flattens the upper level 
ridge. This will further increase winds on Saturday 
afternoon...especially over northern Utah and Colorado. 


Expecting conditions to remain dry through Saturday...though 
clouds will definitely be increasing on Saturday across the 
northern part of the forecast area as middle level moisture reaches 
the Great Basin. 


Long term...(saturday night through thursday) 
issued at 319 am MST Friday Nov 28 2014 


Shortwave energy driving east-southeast across Idaho and Wyoming will drop 
heights across the region on Sunday...with 300 mb jet sagging into the 
area. Increasing Pacific moisture associated with the passing 
wave will bring another round of showers to the northern mountains 
beginning by midday Sunday and continuing through early Monday. 
Best forcing and moisture will be right along the Colorado and 
Wyoming border north of Steamboat Springs with Hahns Peak and The 
Mount zirkel wilderness areas primed to pick up a quick 3 to 6 
inches of snow. Confidence increasing with this solution with good 
run-to-run consistency over the bast 24 hours through this early 
portion of the extended forecast. Have introduced some likely probability of precipitation 
along the Wyoming border with light snow amounts for now. Later 
shifts will adjust as we get a better handle of the available 
moisture. After this system exits Monday afternoon...conditions 
dry back out as we await another round of rain and snow which 
should arrive late Tuesday night and Wednesday. Latest European model (ecmwf) and 
GFS models in a little better agreement with kicking out a piece 
of energy ahead of a digging low off the California coast Tuesday 
night. However...still some concern with track of this system with 
the GFS more southerly and the ec lifting it northeast across 
Utah. This will play a big role in the amount of precipitation we 
get across eastern Utah and western Colorado and even with the 
timing coming in a bit better...the differing tracks will keep 
probability of precipitation in the slight chance to chance category for now beginning 
Tuesday night and lingering through Thursday. Temperatures will remain 
above normal through Tuesday in most areas...with cooler 
conditions expected by midweek with the next round of weather 
rolling through. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Saturday morning) 
issued at 319 am MST Friday Nov 28 2014 


High clouds will continue to pass through the region over the next 
24 hours with gusty winds near the Wyoming and Colorado border. 
Otherwise...VFR conditions will be in place through the period. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term...jam 
long term...jdc 
aviation...jdc 



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