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Current Conditions

  • 84°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE 17 mph
  • Humidity: 37%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 55°
  • Pressure: 30.11 in. -
  • Heat Index: 83

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Akron, Colorado

Updated: 3:00 PM MDT on July 28, 2014

  • Monday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 82F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 72F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the West after midnight.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 1:40 PM MDT on July 28, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Wednesday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Colorado... east central Colorado... north
central Colorado and northeast Colorado... including the
following areas... in central Colorado... Jefferson and west
Douglas counties above 6000 feet/Gilpin/Clear Creek/Northeast
Park counties below 9000 feet and south and southeast
grand/west central and southwest Boulder/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Summit/north and West Park counties above 9000 feet. In
east central Colorado... north and northeast Elbert County
below 6000 feet/North Lincoln County and southeast Elbert
County below 6000 feet/South Lincoln County. In north central
Colorado... Larimer County below 6000 feet/northwest Weld
County... Larimer and Boulder counties between 6000 and 9000
feet and south and East Jackson/Larimer/north and northeast
grand/northwest Boulder counties above 9000 feet. In northeast
Colorado... Boulder and Jefferson counties below 6000 feet/west
Broomfield County... central and East Adams and Arapahoe
counties... central and south Weld County... Elbert/central and
East Douglas counties above 6000 feet... Morgan County... north
Douglas County below 6000 feet/Denver/west Adams and Arapahoe
counties/east Broomfield County... northeast Weld County and
Washington County.

* From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon

* widespread showers and thunderstorms will produce 1 to 2
inches of rain Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. Some
thunderstorms may train or reform over the same areas and
produce several inches of rainfall.

* Flash flooding of low lying areas... creeks and streams will be
possible along with rock and mud slides. If you live in flood
prone areas or will be traveling... stay alert to the weather
and be prepared for rapidly rising water levels.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





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Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO

Updated: 2:24 PM MDT

Temperature: 87.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: SSE at 14.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 
946 am MDT Monday Jul 28 2014 


Update... 
issued at 946 am MDT Monday Jul 28 2014 


Mostly sunny skies this morning will allow for good heating this 
morning and early afternoon. Slightly drier air moved in at the 
lower levels to prevent low clouds...though the airmass is still 
moist with precipitable water values around one inch. Because of 
the sunny skies...may need to bump temperatures up a couple of 
degrees. This may lead to becoming a little more unstable and 
additional storms this afternoon and evening. Current forecast is 
on track and plan on only making minor adjustments. 


Latest models continue to show heavy rain Tuesday afternoon and 
into Wednesday. Most models showing widespread 1 to 2 inches of 
rain. Expect pockets of even heavier rainfall due to 
thunderstorms. There is some uncertainty when the rain will 
end...could be early to late Wednesday. The flash flooding threat 
is still looking high Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. 


&& 


Short term...(today through tonight ) 
issued at 420 am MDT Monday Jul 28 2014 


Today is shaping up to be similar to yesterday. Overall weather 
pattern has changed very little with light northwest flow aloft on 
periphery of upper ridge to our east. At the low levels...surface 
high pressure over the northern plains states and weak trough 
extending from the Front Range northward into southern Wyoming 
will keep moist low level southeast flow in place. A weak Denver 
cyclone this morning is expected to gradually erode...but 
depending on possible stratus development it could hold through 
the day as any differential heating would enhance cyclone. 
Precipitable water values have increased to around 1.1 to 1.25 
inches on the plains...but most short range models suggest some 
middle level drying coming into from the northwest later today. As a 
result...precipitable water values by afternoon should be similar to those seen 
yesterday. Cape values will be slightly higher as surface 
dewpoints in the middle/upper 50s and highs in the middle 80s would 
yield convective available potential energy of 1000-1500 j/kg. With lack of shear and skinny cape 
profile...severe threat would be low but locally heavy rainfall 
is expected from storms...see Hydro section below. Also concerned 
that cap may be a little stronger with slight warming aloft...so 
not entirely sure we will see widespread convection on the plains. 
Highest probability certainly along the Front Range 
mountains/Foothills/Park County area where cap will be broken. 


For tonight...showers and storms will likely continue through a 
good chunk of the evening before decreasing as moist airmass 
slowly gets worked over. A few showers/storms could actually 
linger through the night with low/middle level flow turning weak 
upslope late and weak q-g forcing remains overhead. 


Long term...(tuesday through sunday) 
issued at 420 am MDT Monday Jul 28 2014 


Increasing concern about heavy rainfall threat for late Tuesday 
into early Wednesday morning. There has been some flip flopping 
between the models on the position of the synoptic scale 
forcing...with some models focused from Larimer and Boulder 
counties across northeastern Colorado and others from our southern 
foothills into southeastern Colorado. But there is pretty good 
agreement on a wide swath of 1 to 3 inch rain amounts in about an 
18 hour period. Biggest concern however is the potential for 
heavier rainfall amounts produced by terrain focus...convection on 
stationary boundaries...or training within the larger rain band. 
Wind and thermodynamic profiles look Tuesday evening look really 
favorable for stationary heavy rain producing storms. Deep mean 
wind is light and perhaps a little easterly...with stronger low 
level easterlies at the surface. This is favorable for both back 
building storms and terrain anchoring on the foothills. If 
convection gets organized along the foothills this could produce 
a stationary boundary producing repeated convection moving from 
the base of the foothills or further east up across the foothills. 
Precipitable water is not extreme but is quite sufficient for 
heavy rain rates...probably around 1.25 inches. Same story for 
cape...deep skinny cape around 500 j/kg...maybe as much as 1000 
j/kg with some of the early convection. Warm cloud depth is about 
as great as we get...up to around 8000 feet by Tuesday 
evening...so warm rain processes will boost precipitation 
efficiency especially in a broadly saturated environment. Would 
not be surprised to see several areas with 1 to 2 inch per hour 
rain amounts that sustain for several hours. A little early for a 
watch yet...there may be more clarity on the position and timing 
later today...but we will be highlighting the threat in our 
products this morning. 


Wednesday will likely be fairly placid after the main rain area 
exits. European model (ecmwf) is slower to do that...keeping some significant rain 
into the morning. Will leave some substantial probability of precipitation...but think the 
main event will be over before Wednesday morning. 


For the rest of the period...some temperature recovery but low 
levels remain relatively cool as the north-northwest flow continues. Probably 
some minor ripples in the flow that will modulate convective 
activity...but overall probably scattered over the mountains and 
isolated late day storms with marginal temperatures on the 
plains. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the tafs through 18z Tuesday morning) 
issued at 946 am MDT Monday Jul 28 2014 


Mostly sunny skies are expected to prevail into the afternoon. 
Thunderstorms will start to form over the mountains and foothills 
around 18z and then spread eastward. Best chance for storms will 
be 21z to 02z at the Denver airports. Main threats from the 
storms will be heavy rain and outflow winds to 40 knots. 


Light winds this morning are expected to turn southeasterly after 
18z. Wind direction will shift a few times today due to outflow 
from convection. 


There will be a chance for low clouds late tonight and Tuesday 
morning...mainly 11z to 16z. 


&& 


Hydrology... 
issued at 420 am MDT Monday Jul 28 2014 


Today will feature a similar setup to yesterday. Precipitable 
water values expected to range from 1.0 to 1.25 inches from the 
foothills onto the nearby adjacent plains...and warm cloud depth 
shown to be near 5000 feet. Locally heavy rainfall will occur this 
afternoon and evening...stronger storms would produce 1 inch in 
20-30 minutes. Cold pool interaction with inflow and very weak 
flow aloft would likely result in very slow moving storms today so 
isolated strongest storms would produce 2 inches in an hour. 
Flash flood prone areas such as burn scars and urban areas could 
see flooding issues from the isolated strongest storms. 


Flash flood risk is looking high for Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday 
night. Too early to pick the focus...though areas in and near the 
foothills are most likely. A widespread inch of rain is expected 
with localized amounts of several inches possible where slow 
moving thunderstorms with one to two inch per hour rainfall rates develop. 
Heavy rain may be widespread enough to produce flooding on larger 
creeks and the South Platte river. 


For later in the week and the weekend there will still be some 
risk of heavy rainfall...but the flood risk will be lower due to 
some drying and reduced thunderstorm activity. 


&& 


Bou watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


Update...meier 
short term...barjenbruch 
long term...gimmestad 
aviation...meier 
hydrology...barjenbruch/gimmestad 






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