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Current Conditions

  • 39°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 24°
  • Pressure: 30.55 in. +
  • Heat Index: 37

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 22 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 51 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 24 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 26 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 2:52 PM MST on February 9, 2016

  • Tonight

    Clear. Lows 5 to 15.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. Highs 35 to 45.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Lows 5 to 15.

  • Thursday

    Sunny. Highs 35 to 45.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows 10 to 20.

  • Friday and Friday Night

    Mostly clear. Highs 35 to 45. Lows 15 to 25.

  • Saturday

    Sunny. Highs in the 40s.

  • Saturday Night through Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 25. Highs in the 40s.

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Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 5:28 PM MST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Pickett Lane, Silt, CO

Updated: 5:26 PM MST

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Silt Mesa - Ingersoll Lane, Silt, CO

Updated: 5:21 PM MST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 5:28 PM MST

Temperature: 33.9 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Canyon Creek Estates, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 5:28 PM MST

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 27.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Grass Valley, Rifle, CO

Updated: 5:28 PM MST

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 5:28 PM MST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: SE Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 5:28 PM MST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Mountain Springs Ranch, Glenwood Springs, CO

Updated: 5:28 PM MST

Temperature: 31.3 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
240 PM MST Tuesday Feb 9 2016 


Short term...(tonight through Wednesday night) 
issued at 237 PM MST Tuesday Feb 9 2016 


500 mb upper air hand analysis at 12z is showing a highly amplified 
pattern across noam. Low pressure extends from the polar regions 
into the Gulf of Mexico while a beefy ridge overlays the left 
coast. This is leaving deep northerly flow in place over The Spine 
of The Rockies...which relaxes farther to the west. It appears 
this ridge has shifted slightly east over the past 24 hours and 
allowed some warmer air in aloft...strengthening the inversions. 
Several areas are struggling to mix...hence warm...compared to 
yesterday. With this stronger inversion trapping in moisture fog 
may become somewhat more problematic overnight. 
Vernal...canyonlands...Eagle are prime spot tonight...while the 
Grand Valley...Yampa valley and possibly the lower gunny may see a 
bit more patchy fog. Of course confidence not high but did spread 
fog out a bit more in grids overnight. Used lows from this morning 
as a base but made some tweaks according to current trends. 


Wednesday and Wednesday night high pressure and clear skies will 
dominate with late night and early morning thin fog and haze 
possible in river valleys and the higher plateaus and basin. 


Long term...(thursday through tuesday) 
issued at 237 PM MST Tuesday Feb 9 2016 


Strong high pressure will dominate weather across most of the 
western U.S through next Tuesday. Clear skies and stable 
conditions will continue with strong surface-based inversions each 
morning. These inversions may help patchy fog to form in valley 
bottoms...but will definite cause temperatures to be warmer above 
the inversion in the mountains and colder beneath the inversions 
in the lower valleys and plateau...especially where significant 
snow fields remain. 


There have been minor changes in model solution toward the end of 
the week. The consensus is that the ridge will flatten and its 
Ridgeline will move east of the area Saturday. A minor shortwave 
trough is projected to skim past the northern Colorado border Sunday 
night and Monday...which is later than earlier solutions. If this 
comes true it will bring a chance of precipitation to the northern areas 
through Monday...followed by the ridge reestablishing its dominance 
Tuesday. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Wednesday afternoon) 
issued at 237 PM MST Tuesday Feb 9 2016 


VFR conditions will prevail across the area for the next 24 hours. 
The only exception will be patchy fog or haze along the Colorado 
River and in the eastern Uinta Basin. There is a slight chance of 
MVFR visibilities at kege and kvel from 08z to about 16z. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term...15 
long term...cirrocumulus 
aviation...cirrocumulus 



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