Akron, Colorado Weather Conditions
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5 Day Forecast
- High: 54 °
- Low: 27 °
- Chance of Rain
- High: 61 °
- Low: 36 °
- Chance Rain
- High: 68 °
- Low: 46 °
- Chance of Rain
- High: 66 °
- Low: 43 °
- Mostly Cloudy
- High: 68 °
- Low: 43 °
- Partly Cloudy
Forecast for Akron, Colorado
Updated: 3:00 AM MDT on April 16, 2014
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 27F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the East after midnight. Chance of snow 30%.
Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 36F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph.
Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.
Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 68F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Low of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Windy. Winds from the South at 25 to 40 mph.
Clear. Low of 39F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 30 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.
Clear. High of 54F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.
Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Severe Weather Alert Descriptions
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
13-17 in 2001... a huge dust storm over southern and inner mongolia
during April 3rd through the 6th lifted desert dust into
the jet stream. This dust cloud moved over Metro Denver
on the 13th and persisted through the 17th. The cloud
created widespread haze... giving the sky a milkish cast
due to the scattering of incoming solar radiation.
15-16 in 1900... heavy rainfall totaled 2.33 inches. A trace of
snow was mixed with the rain at times.
In 1950... thunderstorms and heavy rain behind a cold front
produced 2.13 inches of rain in 24 hours at Stapleton
In 2003... a fast moving Pacific storm system moved across
Colorado allowing strong winds to develop over the eastern
foothills and Metro Denver. Northwest winds gusted to 59
mph at Denver International Airport late in the evening of
15-17 in 1922... heavy snowfall totaled 9.0 inches in downtown
Denver. Most of the snow... 6.0 inches... fell on the 16th.
This was the third major snow storm in a week. Northwest
winds were sustained to 43 mph with gusts to 47 mph on the
16 in 1960... a wind storm struck all of Metro Denver. Estimated
wind gusts up to 80 mph were registered in Boulder. At
Stapleton Airport sustained west-northwest winds over
50 mph with gusts as high as 70 mph produced some blowing
dust. The high winds damaged buildings... power and telephone
lines... and signs. Five people were injured in Metro Denver
as a result of the wind storm. Blowing dust reduced
visibility at times. The winds were strong and gusty for
most of the day.
16-17 in 1944... heavy snowfall totaled 7.5 inches in downtown
Denver. Northwest winds were sustained to 18 mph on
16-18 in 2009... a potent Spring storm brought heavy snow to locations
in and near the Front Range foothills. A deep easterly
upslope produced nearly 5 feet of snow in parts of the
foothills. The heavy snow resulted in the closure of
Interstate 70... from Golden West to Vail... for approximately
16 hours. The heavy snow snapped power lines in Evergreen
and Nederland. The ensuing outages affected 14200
In the Front Range foothills... storm totals included: 56
inches... 3 miles south of rollinsville; 54 inches... 3 miles
southeast of Pinecliffe... 43 inches at Aspen Springs... 42
inches at Evergreen... 38 inches near conifer; 37 inches at
St. Mary's Glacier... and 34 inches near Nederland.
Along the urban corridor and Palmer Divide... the heaviest
snow occurred above 5500 feet on the 17th. Storm totals
included: 22 inches... 8.5 miles southwest of franktown; 18
inches... 10 miles south-southeast of Buckley Air Force base;
17 inches near Cherry Creek and 7 miles south of Sedalia...
16 inches... 6.5 miles southwest of Castle rock; 15 inches
near Beverly hills; 12 inches near Highlands Ranch and
Lafayette... with 11 inches in Broomfield. Elsewhere storm
totals ranged from 4 to 10 inches. Officially... only 2.6
inches of snow was observed at Denver International Airport.
The 24-hr precipitation for the day however was 1.16 inches...
which established a new record for aprtil 17th.
Personal Weather Stations
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Updated: 3:10 AM MDT
|Temperature: 41 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: Calm||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 41 °F||Graphs|
Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO
Updated: 3:57 AM MDT
|Temperature: 45.0 °F||Dew Point: 33 °F||Humidity: 63%||Wind: NNW at 8.9 mph||Pressure: 29.66 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 40 °F||Graphs|
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NWS Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 333 am MDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 Short term...(today through tonight ) issued at 333 am MDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 Cold front associated with the passage of an upper level trough moving through Denver at this time. The initial trough is prognosticated to shift to the north and east this morning...with moderate qg descent in the middle and upper levels after 12z this morning. Areas of light snow in the high country with rain showers along the northern border. Much of this will decrease by 15z. Gusty winds will persist in the northern foothills and along the northern border this morning. It will be cooler today with northwesterly winds this morning becoming more nerly late this morning and into the afternoon. For tonight...the quantitative precipitation forecast generated by much of the models is forecast to be further south. As a result...have lowered the probability of precipitation over much of the County warning forecast area. Best chance of snow tonight will be in zones 36...37 and 41. Do not anticipated much in the way of snow accumulation in those areas tonight...maybe an inch or two. Long term...(thursday through tuesday) issued at 333 am MDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 By 12z Thursday...models showing that the short wave will be east of Colorado. Will continue the downward trend in probability of precipitation for Thursday and will only mention a slight chance for the far eastern areas. An upper level ridge and warmer air will be quicker to move into the area. Raised high temperatures for Thursday with most locations climbing into the 60s. The upper level ridge will move across Colorado Friday causing temperatures to climb into the 70s over northeast Colorado. A weak upper level low will move from the Desert Southwest Friday night into Colorado on Saturday. At the surface...a cold front will push south across eastern Colorado. There will only be slight cooling behind the front and most locations across northeast Colorado should stay in the 60s. Moisture and instability will increase with this system. During the afternoon and evening... expect scattered to isolated showers and thunderstorms to form. This system will shift east of Colorado Sunday. This will allow temperatures to warm. May be enough instability and moisture for isolated showers. Plan on keeping low probability of precipitation in the forecast for Sunday afternoon and evening. A ridge will move across Colorado on Monday. On Tuesday...the ridge will be pushed east of the state by a deep upper level low moving into the Great Basin. This will cause flow aloft to turn southwest to southerly and increase. This will pump warm and dry air into the state. Could see highs near 80 on Tuesday if enough warm air is transported into the area. && Aviation...(for the tafs through 18z Thursday afternoon) issued at 333 am MDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 Cold front associated with the next system has moved into the Denver area this morning. North-northwesterly winds will continue through 15z then the winds will become more northeasterly. System is not expected to generate much precipitation over the Denver area but weak upslope is anticipated this afternoon. Best chance of showers will be over kbjc and kapa...will keep vcsh at kden this afternoon and evening. Should see broken ceilings 040-060 above ground level after 21-22z. As winds become southeasterly this evening...may see ceilings start to improve in the Denver area as the focus for any precipitation shifts further south,. && Bou watches/warnings/advisories... none. && $$ Short term...Cooper long term...meier aviation...Cooper