Akron, Colorado Weather Conditions
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5 Day Forecast
- High: 84 °
- Low: 63 °
- High: 82 °
- Low: 55 °
- High: 72 °
- Low: 55 °
- Chance of T-Storms
- High: 77 °
- Low: 59 °
- Partly Cloudy
- High: 77 °
- Low: 59 °
- Partly Cloudy
Forecast for Akron, Colorado
Updated: 3:00 PM MDT on July 28, 2014
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%.
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%.
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%.
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.
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%.
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.
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight.
Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight.
Clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph.
Severe Weather Alert Descriptions
... 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
* 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.
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