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Current Conditions

  • 37°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: North 25 mph
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 24°
  • Pressure: 29.61 in. +
  • Heat Index: 25

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Akron, Colorado

Updated: 8:00 PM MST on November 22, 2014

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 7F. Windy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 10F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 34F with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 16F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 12F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 10F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 19F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 2:59 am MST on November 23, 2014

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

21-23 in 1918... Post-frontal snowfall totaled 5.9 inches in downtown
        Denver. Most of the snow... 5.3 inches... fell on the 22nd.
        North winds were sustained to 20 mph on the 21st.
      In 1931... a major storm dumped a total of 13.2 inches of
        snowfall over downtown Denver. Most of the snow... 11.4
        inches... fell on the 21st. A very cold air mass settled
        over the city after the heavy snow on the 21st. After a
        low temperature of zero... the temperature climbed to a high
        of only 5 degrees on the 22nd... a record low maximum for the
21-25 in 1952... snowfall of 6.2 inches was measured at Stapleton
        Airport where northeast winds gusted to 17 mph on the
22-23 in 1953... strong winds raked Boulder causing 18 thousand
        dollars in damage. Wind gusts to 80 mph were recorded at
        Valmont and estimated to 80 mph at the Boulder Airport.
23 in 1899... a trace of snow fell in the city. This... together
        with a trace of precipitation on the 16th and 21st... was the
        only precipitation of the month... making the month the driest
        on record. The record was equaled in November of 1901 and
        1949. This trace of snow along with a trace of snow on the
        21st was the only snow of the month... ranking the month the
        2nd least snowiest on record. This record was equaled in
        November of 1884... 1901... 1905... 1917... and 1939.
      In 1901... northwest winds were sustained to 45 mph with gusts
        to 53 mph. The Chinook winds warmed the temperature to a
        high of 70 degrees.
      In 1910... west winds were sustained to 42 mph. The Chinook
        winds warmed the temperature to a high of 67 degrees.
      In 1959... west-northwest winds gusted to 56 mph... briefly
        reducing the visibility to 3 miles in blowing dust at
        Stapleton Airport.
      In 1998... winds... estimated as high as 58 mph... caused
        several wood trusses installed in a police station
        under construction in Castle Rock to collapse. A
        construction worker on the roof received minor injuries
        when he was struck by one of the trusses. Southeast
        winds gusted to 38 mph at Denver International Airport.
23-24 in 1992... a pre-Thanksgiving blizzard belted Metro Denver.
        Gusty north to northeast winds at 30 to 40 mph caused
        near-whiteout conditions as visibilities were often below
        1/4 mile. The strong winds drove snow into drifts of more
        than 4 feet. Hundreds of Holiday travelers were stranded
        when airlines canceled flights at Stapleton International
        Airport where snowfall totaled 7.6 inches and north winds
        gusted to 37 mph. Blizzard conditions began around mid-
        morning on the 23rd and ended by mid-afternoon... but heavy
        snow fell through the night. Snowfall totaled: 12 inches
        at Conifer... Morrison... and wheat ridge; 19 inches at
        littleton; 16 inches at Castle rock; 9 inches in brighton;
        8 inches in aurora; and 6 inches in Parker.
      In 1993... a moist upper level disturbance dumped heavy snow
        over most of Colorado. Snowfall amounts averaged 5 to 8
        inches across Metro Denver. Snowfall totaled 4.6 inches
        at Stapleton International Airport where northeast winds
        gusted to only 20 mph on the 23rd. The very cold air
        mass caused the temperature to dip to a record low of 8
        degrees below zero on the 24th. The temperature that day
        climbed to only 9 degrees... also setting a record low
        maximum for the date.

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Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO

Updated: 4:38 AM MST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: NNE at 17.1 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 
359 am MST sun Nov 23 2014 

Short term...(today through tonight ) 
issued at 359 am MST sun Nov 23 2014 

Strongest wave of moisture and energy is moving across the 
forecast area early this morning. There is a secondary wave noted 
in far northwest Colorado/northeast Utah/southwest Wyoming which 
will reach the forecast area later this morning. In between... 
there is slight drying so will see a temporary decrease in snow 
intensity across the mountains early this morning. On the 
plains...precipitation was blossoming on the Palmer Divide area 
and this area should continue to affect mainly areas south and 
east of Denver through early morning. There may be some 
redevelopment behind the main feature as large scale lift is still 
seen in the q-g fields this morning...but overall latest profiler 
data shows winds a slight westerly component just off the deck 
which would limit any precipitation redevelopment from Denver north. 
Could see a couple quick inches of snow accumulation due to 
intensity of precipitation on the Palmer Divide area...mainly above 5500 
feet where temperatures are cold enough. 

Otherwise...the precipitation on the plains will likely come to an 
end by middle morning as flow turns more north/northwest and some 
drying occurs behind first wave. Windy conditions will develop 
most areas and remain in place through the afternoon. With some 
sunshine returning and steep lapse rates...should see isolated 
showers redevelop this afternoon...mainly snow due to relatively 
low wet bulb zero heights. Again these would favor the Palmer 
Divide area. 

Mountain locations would also see a kick up of snow intensity with 
more of a convective scenario getting underway this afternoon. 
Those are expected to decrease in intensity this evening then as 
airmass stabilizes...only to have more widespread snow redevelop 
before daybreak Monday as another wave moves into the area in 
northwest flow aloft. Heaviest snow with this event occurred in 
the early morning hours...but impacts will remain in place through 
today and tonight and heavier snow expected again tomorrow so will 
leave warnings for the mountains and advisories in place for the 
High Mountain valleys. Generally look for another 2-4 inches 
today and another 2-4 tonight on average above 9000 feet. 

Finally...should see the wind increase again later tonight as 
mountain top stability profile becomes more favorable but still 
marginal with high country snow. The strongest winds with gusts 
in the 55-65 miles per hour range will remain in the higher elevations but 
areas right next to the foothills could see a few gusts into the 
30-50 miles per hour range. Surface gradients are a little weak so that 
should help the stronger winds stay up high. 

Long term...(monday through saturday) 
issued at 359 am MST sun Nov 23 2014 

Northwesterly flow aloft will remain over the area on Monday as weak 
disturbances embedded in the flow move quickly across. Moisture 
depth will improve in the mountains with favorable lapse rates and 
orographic component so should see periods of MDT to heavy snow through 
the day with considerable blowing snow. At lower elevations steep 
lapse rates will combine with abundant middle level moisture and passage 
of disturbance in the afternoon to allow for at least a slight chance of 
-shsn over northestern Colorado. Gusty north-northwest winds will continue as well. Highs 
temperatures will be a few degrees colder as readings stay in the upper 
30s to near 40. There could be a brief period of stronger winds 
in and near the foothills Monday morning which may get close to high 
wind criteria in the typical windy spots. 

By Monday night moisture will begin to decrease in the mountains with lapse 
rates begin to stabilize thus snowfall should begin to decrease 
however it will remain windy with areas of blowing snow. Although a 
mountain top stable layer will be present component along winds are only 
forecast to be in the 35 to 40 knots range so threat of high winds looks 
low at this time. On Tuesday moisture will increase once again in the 
mountains in northwesterly flow however lapse rates will be poor so additional 
snowfall will be on the light side. Once again will see areas of 
blowing snow. At lower elevations it will be dry with gusty west-northwest 
winds at times. 850-700 mb temperatures begin to rise which should allow 
for readings to rise back to seasonal normals. 

For Tuesday night into Wednesday persistent northwest flow aloft will continue 
with some moisture embedded in the flow. Although orographics will 
remain favorable lapse rates will continue poor which should limit 
accumulations in the mountains meanwhile latest data suggest an 
increasing threat for a high wind event for areas in and near the 
foothills Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as Strong Mountain wave develops and 
combines with decent low level pressure gradient. Component along 
winds are forecast to be at or above 65 kts by 12z Wednesday. As for temperatures with 
downslope low level flow increasing on Wednesday this may lead to much 
warmer highs especially alng the Front Range as readings approach 
60 degrees. Meanwhile further east over the plains readings may 
stay in the lower 50s near the Wyoming-NE border. 

By Thanksgiving day there is no agreement at all between the longer 
range models. The European model (ecmwf) has flip flopped back to its previous 
solution of a few days ago as it brings a cold front into northestern Colorado during 
the day. Meanwhile the GFS has strong downslope warming across northestern Colorado 
with the fnt staying way off the east of the area. To complicate 
matters even further the Gem and NOGAPS show a strong cold front moving into 
northestern Colorado by Thursday morning. As a result temperature guidance for Thursday is all 
over the place with highs ranging from the 20s to near 70 depending on 
which model you want to believe. In addition the Gem and NOGAPS 
show a strong upper level jet in northwesterly flow over the area which would 
enhance snow potential if the fnt comes in like they show. The 
European model (ecmwf) for now at least keeps the jet further to the north with precipitation 
staying out of the area. At this point will go with an in between 
solution until it becomes more clear what is going to transpire. 
Thus will keep a dry forecast with readings ranging from the middle 40s 
over the far northestern plains with 50s closer to the foothills. 

The same issues continue on Friday as the GFS has a flat upper level 
ridge over the area with highs in the 60s to near 70 over northestern Colorado 
along with dry conditions. Meanwhile the European model (ecmwf) has another surge of 
colder air moving into northestern Colorado with the upper level jet sagging over 
the area with a chance of snow. The Gem keeps the cold air over the 
areas as well but has no precipitation. Once again will just broadbrush the 
forecast for now. 


Aviation...(for the tafs through 12z Monday morning) 
issued at 359 am MST sun Nov 23 2014 

Most rain/snow showers will be shifting to the south of the Denver 
metropolitan area and Front Range airports through 13z. Only isolated 
showers expected at this time. Mainly VFR conditions will prevail 
with a chance of lower MVFR ceilings if low level winds turn 
sufficiently upslope. Expect mostly a scattered-broken middle level cloud 
deck around through the day...and another but slight chance of 
passing light snow shower 20z-01z as airmass destabilizes. Strong 
north winds will be the main feature with peak gusts reaching 
30-35 kts from the north between 16z and 00z. Then winds subsiding 
and turning more westerly overnight at 10-15 kts. 


Bou watches/warnings/advisories... 
Winter Storm Warning until 5 PM MST Monday for coz031-033-034. 

Winter Weather Advisory until 5 PM MST Monday for coz030-032. 



Short term...barjenbruch 
long term...rpk 

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