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Current Conditions

  • 48°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: NNE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 43°
  • Pressure: 29.87 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 71 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 3:02 PM MDT on January 24, 2015

  • Sunday

    Showers early. Lows overnight in the low 40s.

  • Sunday Night

    Rain showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low 43F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday

    Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 64F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 41F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 72F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    A few clouds. Low around 45F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms later in the day. High 73F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 46F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 72F. NNE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, then skies turning mostly clear overnight. Low 43F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High 71F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low near 45F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 77F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 46F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 49F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Sunny skies. High 86F. ESE winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low 49F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 84F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mainly clear. Low 48F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. High 82F. NNE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 47F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 1:19 PM MDT on May 24, 2015


The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending at noon. Times of the
reports are noted with each report. Amounts are in inches.


********************Storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... San Juan County...
   Silverton 1.4 810 am 5/24 trained spotter


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Gunnison County...
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 2.5 702 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Gothic 2.5 800 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 0.5 848 am 5/24 W co coop site

... La Plata County...
   Rockwood 6.7 N 2.9 813 am 5/24 cocorahs

... Mesa County...
   Grand Junction 0.1 100 am 5/24 aviation site


**********************24 hour precipitation**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     precipitation of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Archuleta County...
   Pagosa Springs 4.2 W 0.07 701 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Pagosa Springs 2.5 W 0.07 700 am 5/24 cocorahs

... Delta County...
   Eckert 1.4 W 0.25 835 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Delta 3.9 S 0.22 721 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Eckert 1.1 SW 0.22 711 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Delta 1.6 ESE 0.21 842 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 9.0 WNW 0.19 834 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5wnw 0.19 910 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Hotchkiss 5.1 WNW 0.19 633 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 4.7 W 0.19 814 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Cedaredge 2.3 W 0.19 649 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 7.1 WNW 0.18 717 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Cedaredge 1.0 NE 0.15 800 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Paonia 1sw 0.11 800 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.10 832 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Paonia 1.3 NNW 0.09 844 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 1.8 NNE 0.06 925 am 5/24 cocorahs

... Dolores County...
   Dove Creek 12.4 SSW 0.39 706 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Northdale 0.31 730 am 5/24 W co coop site

... Eagle County...
   Vail 2.6 E 0.06 749 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Gypsum 1.9 SSW 0.01 732 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Gypsum 0.5 E 0.01 756 am 5/24 cocorahs

... Garfield County...
   Glenwood Springs 5.3 0.18 705 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.4 0.17 835 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs .64 0.15 747 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Carbondale 4.6 NNE 0.07 924 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Rifle 3ene 0.06 800 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Rifle 3.2 ENE 0.06 751 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Carbondale 0.5 W 0.04 553 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Rifle 0.03 100 am 5/24 aviation site
   Silt 1e 0.03 800 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Rifle 0.9 NE 0.02 732 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Rifle .96 NNW 0.02 852 am 5/24 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 0.15 800 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 0.15 702 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Cimarron 11.2 S 0.10 659 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Parlin 2.7 ESE 0.03 846 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Crested Butte 0.02 848 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Powderhorn 4.4 NNE 0.01 959 am 5/24 cocorahs

... La Plata County...
   Rockwood 6.7 N 0.40 813 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Bayfield 5.6 NNE 0.18 751 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hesperus 5.7 SW 0.11 810 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hesperus 13.3 SSW 0.11 827 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Redmesa 4.2 NW 0.10 731 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hesperus 7.8 SW 0.10 837 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hesperus 6.9 S 0.09 728 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Bayfield 0.6 WSW 0.09 828 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Durango 4.8 WSW 0.09 836 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Hesperus 4.9 se 0.08 742 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7.0 N 0.07 802 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Ignacio 8e 0.05 800 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Durango 10 NNE 0.05 716 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Durango 5s 0.03 900 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Durango 7.1 N 0.03 957 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Ignacio 6.9 NW 0.03 834 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Durango .35 E 0.02 748 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Durango 0.02 100 am 5/24 aviation site

... Mesa County...
   Mesa 1e 0.23 800 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Grand Junction 8nnw 0.23 742 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 2.7 S 0.18 923 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Fruita 4.5 NNE 0.16 600 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Whitewater 4.2 SSE 0.16 703 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 4.9 W 0.15 920 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 0.14 100 am 5/24 aviation site
   Grand Junction 4.6 E 0.12 733 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 4.1 E 0.09 704 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Glade Park 17w 0.09 900 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 4.1 W 0.07 711 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 5.6 W 0.05 733 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 3.9 W 0.05 711 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Colorado nm 0.05 900 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Collbran 0.2 ESE 0.04 732 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Collbran 0.04 900 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Grand Junction 5.1 E 0.04 749 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 0.6 W 0.03 915 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Collbran 2sw 0.03 900 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Palisade 3.3 ENE 0.02 651 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Mack 5 NW 0.02 743 am 5/24 cocorahs

... Moffat County...
   Craig 33n 0.63 900 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Craig 0.12 100 am 5/24 aviation site
   Craig 30n 0.02 100 am 5/24 W co crn site
   Hamilton 0.8 WNW 0.02 821 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Craig 4.9 WNW 0.02 835 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Dinosaur 2e 0.01 100 am 5/24 W co crn site

... Montezuma County...
   Dolores 3.9 SSW 0.31 650 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Cortez 1.2 SW 0.29 703 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Cortez 2.3 NW 0.27 732 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Cortez 0.26 900 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Cortez 7.8 WSW 0.17 900 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Mancos 3.8 WNW 0.10 810 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Cortez 8se 0.10 100 am 5/24 W co crn site
   Mesa Verde np 0.10 828 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Mancos 3.5 ENE 0.09 841 am 5/24 cocorahs

... Montrose County...
   Montrose 8.1 WNW 0.40 839 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 WSW 0.23 728 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.6 E 0.18 727 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Paradox 2n 0.18 700 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Montrose 1.2 ESE 0.15 709 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 4.0 NW 0.14 737 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.9 ESE 0.13 704 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.0 E 0.13 910 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.3 ENE 0.13 739 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 3.9 WNW 0.13 826 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.0 SSE 0.08 700 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.9 ESE 0.06 651 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.3 ENE 0.05 743 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 5.6 SW 0.03 933 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 0.02 100 am 5/24 aviation site
   Montrose 10.1 S 0.02 659 am 5/24 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Ridgway 3.3 NNW 0.13 754 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Montrose 17.1 SSE 0.08 848 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Ouray .23 NNW 0.04 652 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Ouray 0.04 741 am 5/24 W co coop site

... Pitkin County...
   Aspen 1.7 WSW 0.22 843 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Aspen 0.05 100 am 5/24 aviation site

... Rio Blanco County...
   Meeker 0.30 100 am 5/24 aviation site
   Rangely 1e 0.12 900 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Meeker 15w 0.07 100 am 5/24 W co crn site

... Routt County...
   Steamboat Springs 0.61 830 am 5/24 W co coop site
   Steamboat Springs 0. 0.55 727 am 5/24 cocorahs
   stmboat spgs 1se 0.49 859 am 5/24 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1 0.49 853 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 0. 0.49 732 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs .1 0.47 916 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 1. 0.45 550 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 1. 0.39 642 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 1. 0.34 801 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 6. 0.20 809 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Oak Creek 1.7 WNW 0.12 906 am 5/24 cocorahs

... San Miguel County...
   Norwood 1.4 W 0.03 618 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Redvale 22.8 SW 0.03 804 am 5/24 cocorahs

Utah

... Grand County...
   Moab 3.7 ESE 0.23 721 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Moab 1.3 NW 0.04 736 am 5/24 cocorahs
   canyonlands Airport 0.01 100 am 5/24 aviation site

... San Juan County...
   hovenweep nm 0.43 800 am 5/24 E UT coop site
   Cedar Point 0.38 800 am 5/24 E UT coop site
   cnylands-Needles 0.10 900 am 5/24 E UT coop site
   Bluff 32nw 0.05 100 am 5/24 E UT crn site
   Monticello 2.3 SW 0.02 813 am 5/24 cocorahs
   Monticello #2 0.01 800 am 5/24 E UT coop site



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: GCASA, Rifle, CO

Updated: 6:59 PM MDT

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 6:59 PM MDT

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Gopher Irrigation, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 6:51 PM MDT

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: HADS, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 6:00 PM MDT

Temperature: 49 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Midland Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 6:59 PM MDT

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 6:59 PM MDT

Temperature: 49.2 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: SE Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 7:00 PM MDT

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Transfer Trail, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 6:59 PM MDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

Temp: Dew Point: Humidity Wind Pressure Hr Precip -

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
553 PM MDT sun may 24 2015 


Short term...(tonight through Monday night) 
issued at 350 PM MDT sun may 24 2015 


Upper low centered over south central Wyoming continues to wrap 
moisture around the back side and into our northern zones this 
afternoon. Areas of rain and High Mountain snow will continue 
through this evening...with diminishing returns expected as the 
night wears on. After midnight...weak subsident flow settles over 
the region further decreasing showers. Still...conditions remain 
very moist and isolated showers likely to linger as favorable northwest 
orographic flow remains in place. Localized snow accumulations up 
to 4 inches will be possible over the park and Gore ranges and 
possibly The Flat Tops. Coverage and impacts on travel are not 
expected to be widespread...so will not be issuing any highlights 
for the overnight period. Little change in temperatures tonight with 
readings running 4 to 8 degrees below normal once again. 


We will be under the influence of wrap around moisture and weak 
channelized vorticity lagging the rear of the departing system on 
Monday. This system is finally being kicked out by a low pressure 
system arriving to the Pacific northwest. Lift and instability are 
not as organized as the past few days as but will still be able to 
pop afternoon showers over the County Warning Area tomorrow. Would expect the best 
focus to be on the terrain as the shear is weakening through the 
afternoon. Expect a noticeable downturn to the convection once the 
sun set tomorrow as drier and more stable air moves in with a 
transitory ridge arriving in the eastern Great Basin. Temperatures 
look to make a rebound on Monday of about 3 to 6 degrees. 


Long term...(tuesday through sunday) 
issued at 350 PM MDT sun may 24 2015 


The ridge axis moves over western Colorado to The 
Spine of The Rockies by late Tuesday afternoon. This should 
suppress the formation of early day convection and cut back on 
probability of precipitation until noon. Models suggest the shower activity should be more 
tied to the terrain. Tuesday evening confluent flow looks to be 
setting up across the northern Great Basin with the interaction 
between the split flow pattern focusing moisture and lift across 
our northern County Warning Area. This may keep a bit of late night convection 
going through the early morning hours and some small probability of precipitation were 
retained. The models seem to be struggling finding some agreement 
beyond this however. Another Pacific wave arriving to the Southern 
California coast will phase with the low over the north to carve 
out a more defined western trough. The models go with this but as 
the southern piece of energy swings across the Desert 
Southwest...they disagree on how northern energy drops in behind 
it. The GFS keep a more aggressive solution from the past few 
runs and brings a closed low over our County Warning Area by Friday...while the 
Euro swings a sharper trough east of The Rockies. Either way 
showers are enhanced and probability of precipitation rise through the late week period. 
By next weekend however the GFS continues the pattern of wet 
weekends while the Euro tries to dry things out building in a 
warmer ridge. I know what solution I/M hoping for but confidence 
not really high on verifying that at this time. Temperatures though the 
week should rebound but look to stay short of normal. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Monday evening) 
issued at 536 PM MDT sun may 24 2015 


Showers in the afternoon and evening thunderstorms will remain in 
place through Monday. This evening...scattered to numerous 
showers and embedded thunderstorms will cause ceilings to be 
frequently below 5000 feet above ground level at kase...ktex...kege and kril through 
about 04z this evening. Precipitation will decrease in intensity and 
areal coverage overnight...then redevelop Monday afternoon. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term...jdc/15 
long term...15 
aviation...cirrocumulus 



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