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Current Conditions

  • 50°
  • Clear
  • Wind: West 4 mph
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 30.25 in. -

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Rifle, Colorado

Updated: 9:00 AM MDT on October 23, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the South at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: RAWS RIFLE CO US, Rifle, CO

Updated: 10:51 AM MDT

Temperature: 49 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NNW at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest LACY CO US UPR, Rifle, CO

Updated: 9:35 AM MDT

Temperature: 48 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Taughenbaugh Mesa, Rifle, CO

Updated: 11:49 AM MDT

Temperature: 53.9 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 10:45 AM MDT

Temperature: 56 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: New Castle, CO

Updated: 11:42 AM MDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MAIN ELK, New Castle, CO

Updated: 11:49 AM MDT

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest UNA CO US UPR, Parachute, CO

Updated: 10:55 AM MDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 11:00 AM MDT

Temperature: 53 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Eagalite, Collbran, CO

Updated: 11:49 AM MDT

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: WNW at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: RAWS GJDBLMFTS CO US, Parachute, CO

Updated: 10:42 AM MDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: South at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 10:58 AM MDT

Temperature: 52 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: West at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado 
1036 am MDT Thursday Oct 23 2014 


Update... 
issued at 1025 am MDT Thursday Oct 23 2014 


Stratus and fog is hanging around in the upper Colorado River 
Basin...impacting areas near Eagle up to State Bridge. Satellite 
trends and web cams suggest improvement is not far away and the 
sun should be scattering the lower clouds out by noon MDT. 
Otherwise only some high Pacific moisture will be drifting by the 
next 24 hours in the form of cirrus. With heights rising and warm air advection 
kicking in this afternoon highs should be near to a tad warmer 
than yesterday. 


&& 


Short term...(today through friday) 
issued at 306 am MDT Thursday Oct 23 2014 


High pressure begins to build in today as a vigorous jet stream 
continues to bring plenty of precipitation to the pacnw. We may see some 
high clouds from time to time...mainly up north...buy by and 
large...a beautiful fall day in store as temperatures remain warm. 


Clear skies and warm temperatures will end the work week as high pressure 
remains in control. 


Long term...(friday night through wednesday) 
issued at 306 am MDT Thursday Oct 23 2014 


Expect a warm night on Friday night as 700 mb temperatures reach 
their peak for the week under strong high pressure. Southwest 
winds will begin to increase on Saturday as a trough comes onshore 
the Pacific northwest coastline. 


A tale of two models continues as the GFS and ec both picking up 
on a trough moving overhead Sunday...or Monday...depending on 
which model being looked at. GFS continues to show precipitation 
beginning early Monday morning with relatively low quantitative precipitation forecast amts. The 
ec brings precipitation in Sunday through Monday evening with larger quantitative precipitation forecast 
amts. By now would expect a little better agreement but both 
models are sticking to their individual GUNS. Blended solution still 
looking good with precipitation chances increasing Sunday and dropping 
off Monday evening. 


Once the trough moves out...northwesterly flow sets up ahead of another 
system moves into the pacnw. By Wednesday...GFS showing some 
precipitation for US while ec keeps US Bone dry. Schc probability of precipitation look good for 
now. Temperatures will finally drop to more normal values Monday and stay 
that way through the end of the period. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Friday afternoon) 
issued at 1025 am MDT Thursday Oct 23 2014 


LIFR ceilings and visibilities in The Eagle and upper Colorado River valleys 
will be improving by the 18z taf issuance as the stratus Burns 
off. With some high level moisture moving through overnight and 
nor precipitation today...confidence not high that this will 
reform again at sunrise on Friday. Therefore VFR conditions should 
prevail at the forecast terminals over the next 24 hours. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Update...15 
short term...tgr 
long term...jam/tgr 
aviation...15 






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