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  • 19°
  • Clear
  • Wind: West 9 mph
  • Humidity: 54%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 5°
  • Pressure: 30.36 in. +
  • Heat Index: 8

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 44 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 35 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 40 °
  • Low: 26 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Akron, Colorado

Updated: 3:45 am MST on February 06, 2016

  • Today

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 19. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. Highs around 40. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.

  • Tuesday through Friday

    Mostly clear. Highs 47 to 55. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 2:59 am MST on February 6, 2016

... Today in Metro Denver weather history...

30-7 in 1985... a cold front on the 29th produced a protracted cold
        spell as Arctic air remained entrenched across Metro Denver.
        While the only daily temperature record set was a low
        maximum reading of 2 degrees on February 3rd... minimum
        temperatures plunged well below zero on 9 consecutive days.
        The coldest readings were 15 degrees below zero on January
        31st and 14 degrees below zero on February 5th.
31-8 in 1963... warm weather that began with the strong Chinook
        winds on the 31st and 1st continued through the 8th.
        Maximum temperatures through the period ranged from 52
        degrees on the 2nd to 76 degrees on the 5th... which was
        a new record high for that date.
31-12 in 1899... a protracted cold spell lasted almost two weeks.
        Low temperatures plunged below zero on all days but
        February 9th with a reading of 6 degrees. The coldest
        low temperature of 22 degrees below zero on February 6th
        was a record low for the date. Low temperatures of 20
        degrees below zero occurred on both February 11th and 12th...
        but only the 11th remains as the record minimum for the
        date. High temperature of only 5 degrees below zero on
        February 11th was a record low maximum for the date. High
        temperatures climbed to only zero degrees on both February
        2nd and 3rd... but were not records. Intermittent light snow
        or flurries fell during the period. The most snowfall... 2.0
        inches... occurred on February 2nd.
1-6 in 1989... one of the century's worst doses of winter weather
        ravaged the entire state. Bitterly frigid weather moved
        into Metro Denver on the 1st as snow buried many sections
        of the state. In Metro Denver where 3 to 6 inches of snow
        fell... blowing snow and resultant poor visibilities caused
        a 46-car pile-up on I-25 in the middle of the city on the
        4th. During the period... 2 to 3 hour delays were common at
        Stapleton International Airport where snowfall from the
        storm totaled 4.3 inches and northeast winds gusted to 30
        mph on the 1st. Intense cold accompanied the storm.
        Temperatures in Denver stayed below zero continuously for
        the best part of 3 days (3rd... 4th... 5th)... for a total of 69
        hours. This is the fourth longest sub-zero period on
        record. Wind chill temperatures reached 50 degrees below
        zero. The Mercury dipped to 24 degrees below zero on the
        5th... setting a record for the date. This was the city's
        coldest temperature in over 26 years. Low temperatures
        dipped below zero on 8 consecutive days (2nd-9th). High
        temperature of 9 degrees below zero on the 4th was a record
        low maximum for the date... as was the high of 5 degrees on
        the 5th. Extensive damage occurred when pipes and water
        lines froze and broke. Thousands of cars failed to start.
        On the 3rd... a 57-year-Old Woman died of hypothermia in an
        Arvada park. Eighteen High School students were treated
        for hypothermia after a 2-hour ride through Jefferson
        County in an unheated bus. At least 2 cases of frostbite
        were reported; there were undoubtedly many more.
1-9 in 1883... a protracted cold period occurred when low
        temperatures dipped below zero for 9 consecutive days.
        Low temperatures ranged from 22 degrees below zero on
        the 4th to 2 degrees below zero on the 1st and 6th. High
        temperatures ranged from 10 below zero on the 3rd to
        23 on the 9th. Several temperature records were set
        that still stand today. Record lows of 18 below and
        22 below zero occurred on the 3rd and 4th. Record low
        maximum readings of 2 below and 10 below zero occurred on
        the 2nd and 3rd. The high of only 10 below zero on the
        3rd is the coldest maximum temperature ever recorded in
4-6 in 1986... 10 inches of snow fell in Boulder... in the foothill
        town of Wondervu southwest of Boulder... and at Evergreen
        west of Denver. Snowfall totaled 2.4 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport... where north winds gusted to 20 mph
        on the 6th.
5-6 in 2003... heavy snow fell in the foothills. Snowfall totals
        included: 17 inches at genesee; 16 inches at lookout
        mountain; 11 inches at chief hosa near Indian HIlls... and
        7 miles southwest of boulder; 10.5 inches atop Gold hill;
        and 10 inches at intercanyon and near Conifer. Only 2.2
        inches of snowfall were measured in the city at the site
        of the former Stapleton International Airport.
5-11 in 1978... the 5th marked the start of a record 7 consecutive
        days of dense fog at Stapleton International Airport. The
        heavy fog reduced the visibility to 1/4 mile or less for a
        period of time on each of these days. Light snow and/or
        freezing drizzle occurred on most days. Fog reducing
        visibility to less than 7 miles was recorded at Stapleton
        International Airport on 11 consecutive days through the
        15th. During the period 5-14... the cold thick fog deposited
        heavy rime ice up to 5 inches thick on power lines and poles
        over a wide area of eastern Colorado... causing a major
        electrical power outage disaster.
6 in 1899... the temperature dipped to a low of 22 degrees below
6-7 in 1929... 5.0 inches of snow fell in downtown Denver behind
        a Canadian cold front. Temperatures plunged... but no records
        were set. Low readings dipped to 3 degrees below zero on
        the 6th and 9 degrees below zero on the 7th. Highs climbed
        to 5 degrees on the 6th and to only 1 degree below zero on
        the 7th.
      In 1933... Post-frontal light snowfall totaled 3.0 inches over
        downtown Denver. Northeast winds were sustained to 28 mph
        with gusts to 32 mph on the 6th. The very cold air mass
        plunged temperatures from a high of 60 degrees on the 5th
        to lows of 10 degrees below zero on the 6th and 16 degrees
        below on the 7th. High temperature of only 4 degrees below
        zero on the 7th was a record low maximum for the date.
6-10 in 1933... 3:00 PM on the 6th marked the start of a protracted
        cold period through 8:00 am on the 10th when the temperature
        was below zero for 86 out of 88 hours. The cold period was
        interrupted on the 8th at 9:00 am when the temperature was
        1 degree above zero and at 10:00 am when the temperature was
        8 degrees above zero. Four temperature records were set.
        High temperatures of 4 degrees below zero on the 7th... 8
        degrees on the 8th... and 5 degrees below zero on the 9th were
        record low maximums for those dates. The only record low
        temperature record was 14 degrees below zero on the 10th.
        The lowest temperature reached during the period was 16
        degrees below zero on both the 7th and 8th... which were not

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Location: Eastern Akron, CO, Akron, CO

Updated: 6:21 AM MST

Temperature: 20.9 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: WSW at 7.6 mph Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 12 °F Graphs

Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO

Updated: 6:07 AM MST

Temperature: 13.3 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: WSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 6 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Yuma, CO

Updated: 5:51 AM MST

Temperature: 12 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: West at 9 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 
215 am MST Sat Feb 6 2016 

Short term...(today and tonight) 
issued at 215 am MST Sat Feb 6 2016 

A short wave upper ridge will pass over the state during the day 
today bringing warmer temperatures and mostly clear skies. With 
the remaining snow cover...limited the warming even though 700 mb 
temperatures increase by almost 10 degrees c over yesterday. 
Plains should still see readings in the 40s if not 50s near the 
foothills. A deepening surface trough over the eastern plains 
will increase winds over the high terrain...with gusts to 50 miles per hour 
over the northern mountains and foothills. A small amount of 
moisture in the northwest flow aloft may bring isolated areas of 
light snow to the northern mountains as well in the 
afternoon...with little to now accumulation. 

The next trough pushes down over the northern Great Plains with a 
130 knots jet dropping on the backside along the northern rockies. 
This jet will push over northeastern Colorado tonight increasing 
winds over the high terrain with gusts of 65 to 70 miles per hour 
possible...especially near the Wyoming border. Any light snowfall 
over the northern mountains will be decreasing...with again little 
to no accumulation expected. Minimum temperatures will be 
moderated overnight due to the winds. Readings should be all above 
zero in the mountains...and in the 20s to near 30 over the plains. 

Long term...(sunday through friday) 
issued at 215 am MST Sat Feb 6 2016 

Brisk northwest flow aloft will be over northern Colorado on sun into Sun night. 
Cross-sections show rather minimal moisture however there still 
could be a slight chance of light snow over the mountains winds will be 
strong at times as component along speeds are in the 45-50 knots range Sun 
morning. Appears lack of mountain wave will keep the highest winds 
mainly above 9000 feet. At lower elevations gusty winds will also 
occur over portions of the plains especially near the Wyoming-NE border 
area. Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour will certainly be possible from late 
morning through the afternoon hours. As for highs readings will be 
mainly in the middle 30s to around 40 over northestern Colorado. 

On Monday northwest flow aloft will begin to weaken as a strong trough 
develops over the eastern US. Cross-sections show very little moisture 
in the flow so will maintain a dry forecast. Winds will still be gusty 
at times over the higher terrain and across portions of the plains 
near the Wyoming-NE border area however speeds will not be as strong as 
Sunday. As for highs 850-700 mb temperatures rise from 5 to 6 degrees c on 
Monday however lingering snow cover may keep readings in the upper 30s 
to lower 40s in most places over northestern Colorado except closer to the 
foothills where highs could reach the middle to upper 40s. 

By Tuesday the flow aloft will still be northwesterly and then become more west-northwest on 
Wednesday. Once again outside of some higher level moisture affecting the 
area it looks dry both days. 850-700 mb temperatures rise another 4-5 
degrees c on Tuesday and then a few more degrees on Wednesday. Lingering snow 
cover over the plains will have some affect on highs both days but 
will raise them into the lower to middle 50s by Wednesday with near 60 
possible around Denver. 

For Thursday and Friday west-northwest flow aloft will remain over the area with only 
some higher level moisture moving across. Thus outside of some 
clouds it will be dry both days. A weak cool fnt may affect northestern Colorado 
on Thursday with highs slighly lower in the upper 40s to middle 50s. 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Saturday night) 
issued at 215 am MST Sat Feb 6 2016 

VFR through the period...south/southwesterly winds will turn more 
westerly this afternoon before returning to S/SW. Expect gusty 
westerly winds to 20 kts at kbjc. 


Bou watches/warnings/advisories... 


Short term...kriederman 
long term...rpk 

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