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Current Conditions

  • 54°
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 34°
  • Pressure: 29.99 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Akron, Colorado

Updated: 3:00 AM MDT on October 24, 2014

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 2:59 am MDT on October 24, 2014

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

23-24 in 1887... the first measurable snowfall of the season totaled
        3.1 inches. North winds to 20 mph were recorded on the
        23rd. This was the only measurable snow of the month.
      In 1932... Post-frontal snowfall from the late evening of the
        23rd continued through the late afternoon of the 24th and
        totaled 6.2 inches. Southeast winds were sustained to 25
        mph with gusts to 26 mph on the 23rd. Temperatures cooled
        from a high of 68 degrees on the 23rd to a low of 25
        degrees on the 24th... the coldest reading of the month that
        year. Many trees that had not shed their leaves became
        heavily laden by the wet snow. Many branches were broken...
        and a few trees toppled under the weight of the snow. The
        landscape became one of rare beauty.
24 in 1956... southwest winds gusted to 56 mph and produced some
        blowing dust at Stapleton Airport. A cold front produced
        a thunderstorm with 1/8 inch hail. Rain later changed to
        snow. Precipitation totaled only 0.11 inch and snowfall
        only 0.3 inch.
      In 1973... strong winds raked the eastern foothills... causing
        damage in Boulder and Jefferson counties. The heaviest
        damage occurred in the Boulder area where 20 to 25 Mobile
        homes were hit... some power and telephone lines were blown
        down... and a store was damaged. A wind gust to 76 mph was
        recorded in Boulder at the National Bureau of standards.
        Northwest winds gusted to 46 mph at Stapleton International
24-25 in 1921... rainfall totaled 0.35 inch overnight behind an
        apparent cold front. North winds were sustained to 40 mph
        with gusts to 46 mph on the 25th. Temperatures plunged
        from a high of 73 degrees on the 24th to a low of 39
        degrees on the 25th.
      In 1923... rain overnight changed to snow during the morning.
        The heavy snowfall accumulated to 12.0 inches before ending
        on the morning of the 25th. Post-frontal north winds were
        sustained to 22 mph with gusts to 23 mph on the 24th.
      In 1997... one of the worst and deadliest blizzards of the
        decade developed over eastern Colorado as deep east to
        northeast flow associated with a vigorous upper level low
        pressure system over The Four Corners... combined with a
        strong Arctic air mass over the central Great Plains.
        Snowfall totals across Metro Denver ranged from 14 to 31
        inches. The heaviest snowfall occurred in the foothills
        west and southwest of Denver where 2 to 4 feet of snow
        were measured. Sustained winds to 40 mph with gusts as
        high as 60 mph produced zero visibilities and extremely
        cold wind chill temperatures from 25 below to 40 below
        zero. Winds whipped the snow into drifts 4 to 10 feet
        deep. Several major and Interstate highways were closed
        as travel became impossible. Red Cross shelters were set
        up for hundreds of travelers who became stranded when
        they had to abandon their vehicles. Four people died in
        northeastern Colorado as a result of the blizzard. None of
        the deaths were in Metro Denver. At Denver International
        Airport... 4 thousand travelers were stranded when the Airport
        was forced to shut down. At least 120 cars were abandoned
        along pena Blvd... .the only arterial leading into and out
        of dia. The blizzard cost air carriers at least 20 million
        dollars. Thousands of cattle died in the storm over
        northeastern Colorado... resulting in losses totaling 1.5
        million dollars. Some of the more impressive snowfall
        totals included: 51 inches at Coal Creek canyon; 48
        inches at Silver Spruce ranch... near ward; 42 inches at
        intercanyon... in the foothills southwest of denver; 37 inches
        at sedalia; 35 inches at Aspen Springs and Conifer in the
        foothills west of denver; 31 inches at Eldorado Springs...
        southeast Aurora... and englewood; and 30 inches on Table Mesa
        in Boulder. Snowfall totaled 21.9 inches at the site of
        the former Stapleton International Airport... setting a new
        24-hour snowfall record of 19.1 inches for the month.
        Snowfall totaled only 14 inches at Denver International
        Airport where north winds gusted to 39 mph on the 24th.
        High temperature of only 21 degrees on the 25th equaled
        the record low maximum for the date first set in 1873.
        Low temperature of only 3 degrees on the 26th set a new
        record minimum for the date.

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Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO

Updated: 5:51 AM MDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: NNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 
411 am MDT Friday Oct 24 2014 

..addition to 4th paragraph... 

Short term...(today through tonight ) 
issued at 343 am MDT Friday Oct 24 2014 

Quite a bit of wave clouds and gusty winds along the Front Range 
and adjacent plains early this morning which has kept overnight 
temperatures very mild with readings still in the 60s to around 70 
at the base of the foothills. Given latest satellite and water 
vapor imagery appears to be a back edge of the moisture over 
central Utah and this should diminish the cloudiness later this 
morning. This will lead to mostly sunny skies during the 
afternoon. Simulated satellite imagery also showing wave cloud 
dissipation by 18z. 

High pressure ridge aloft will continue to build over Colorado 
with continued warming temperatures. 700mb temperatures expected to rise 
at least to +10 to +12c which will get temperatures into the 
lower 80s over the plains. Record temperature for Denver today is 
80 degrees...so looks like we might break a record. This is still 
cooler than latest MOS guidance which has been running 2-5 
degrees too warm. 

Long term...(saturday through thursday) 
issued at 323 am MDT Friday Oct 24 2014 

In for another unseasonably warm day Saturday. 586 decameter 
heights over northeast Colorado on Saturday. The resident airmass 
also quite dry and stable with the passing upper ridge. By 
afternoon 700 mb temperature up around 12c and with the deeply mixed 
boundary layer should again see maximum temperatures in the 80-85 degree range 
on the plains with the warmer readings up against the foothills 
thanks to downsloping/southwesterly winds. May see more records broken. 
Record high at Denver for the date is 80f. 

Saturday night the 500mb ridge axis shifts east of the state 
placing the region under strengthening southwesterly flow aloft. Models 
show a weak middle-level pertabation being carried along by this 
flow. Pressure falls on the plains leading to a tight Cross Mountain pressure 
gradient will team up with this height fall anomaly and the formation 
of a Lee Slope Mountain wave to produce gusty west-southwesterly winds on the mountain 
ridges and east aspect of the Front Range late Sat night through 
Sunday morning. Could see peak gusts in the 40-50 miles per hour range in 
these areas. Temperatures expected to start quite mild on Sunday 
esply along the Front Range due to these Chinook winds. However 
through the day 700-500mb temperatures begin to creep downward in advance 
of an upper trough swings across the Great Basin. 00z and 06z model 
runs show the bulk of moisture and energy with this trough 
tracking farther north across Montana and Wyoming. Still passage 
of the trough Sunday night/Monday morning should end up producing 
snowfall and gusty winds in the high country...and isolated to 
scattered rain showers at lower elevations. Snow level expected to 
start out around 10 thousand feet Sunday evening and then lower to 
around 8 thousand feet by Monday afternoon. If showers still around 
Monday evening...could see a dusting of snow on the Palmer Divide 
and in the lower foothills. Snow totals in the high country during 
the 36-hour period ending 00z/Tuesday generally in the 1-3 inch range 
with upwards of 5 inches above timberline. While rain amounts at 
lower elevations will be under a tenth of an inch. Skies are 
expected to clear from north to south overnight. By Tuesday morning 
temperatures just about everywhere will fall below the freezing 
mark. Good bet this will end this year/S long growing season. Time 
to think about blowing out outdoor sprinkler systems. 

Tuesday through Thursday...flow aloft turns northwesterly with the 
trough racing east and with an upper ridge rebuilding over the Great 
Basin. Do not see any big warming rest of the week as weak weather 
disturbances embedded in the flow keep middle-levels cool. One of these 
ripples may bring a bit of snow to higher elevations in the northern mountains 
on Wednesday. Lower elevations will remain dry for the remainder of 
the week. 


Aviation...(for the tafs through 12z Saturday morning) 
issued at 343 am MDT Friday Oct 24 2014 

Wave cloud will dissipate between 16z-18z over local terminals. 
Expect gusty west winds to continue at bjc until 16z before wave 
breaks down. Weaker winds at apa/den with typical drainage from 
the south. By afternoon...winds expected to shift more southeast 
and east by late in the day. 


Bou watches/warnings/advisories... 


Short term...entrekin 
long term...Baker 

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