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Current Conditions

  • 35°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: WNW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 25°
  • Pressure: 29.70 in. -
  • Heat Index: 27

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 19 °
  • Low: 9 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Akron, Colorado

Updated: 8:00 AM MST on December 22, 2014

High wind watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday afternoon...
  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 16F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 5F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 5F. Windy. Winds from the NNW at 30 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 12F with a windchill as low as 1F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 7F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 25 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 19F with a windchill as low as 0F. Windy. Winds from the NNW at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 9F with a windchill as low as -8F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the West after midnight.

  • Saturday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 32F with a windchill as low as -4F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 10F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 14F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 1F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 27F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 14F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 23F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 25F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 High Wind Watch  Statement as of 6:01 am MST on December 22, 2014


... High wind watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday
afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from late tonight through Tuesday
afternoon.

* Timing... high winds may develop late tonight and continue
through early Tuesday afternoon over the plains of northeast
Colorado.

* Winds... northwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 55 mph.

* Impacts... people planning travel should be prepared for strong
cross winds causing hazardous driving conditions. Drivers of
light weight or high profile vehicles should consider delaying
travel or use alternate routes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a high wind watch means that strong and potentially
damaging winds may occur. Persons in the watch area should
remain alert to the possibility of high winds and be prepared to
take action should high winds develop.





 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 9:30 am MST on December 22, 2014


... Denver Metro area snowfal reports...

Note: all reports are in inches
note: T = trace (less than 0.1 inch)

                     snowfall snowfall snowfall
                   24 hour total monthly total seasonal total
                                    (december) (7/1/14-6/30/15)

Denver Intl Airport 0.0 T 4.0
through 5 am

Denver-Stapleton T 1.3 5.7
through 6 am

Denver City park 0.0 T 2.6
through midnight

Evergreen 0.1 3.3 8.5
through 8 am

North Longmont 0.0 T 6.5
through 7 am

Wheat Ridge 0.4 1.6 7.7
through 7 am



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO

Updated: 12:44 PM MST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: WNW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 
1004 am MST Monday Dec 22 2014 


Update... 
issued at 959 am MST Monday Dec 22 2014 


Northwest flow aloft will continue to prevail today. Cold air 
advection will limit warming today...so dropped high temperatures 
a few degrees. Warmest location will be in The Fort Collins and 
Greeley areas where downslope flow off the Cheyenne Ridge will 
produce the warmest readings. For the mountains...web cameras and 
radar still show snow falling in most of the mountains...and ugly 
conditions at the higher passes. Will leave the highlights as is 
for the mountains. 


For tonight and Tuesday...closed low will sink south across the 
Central Plains. Still looks like strong winds will develop 
overnight and into Tuesday. Models starting to increase the amount 
of snow with this system. Just a couple inches of snow combined 
with the strong winds would produce harsh driving and possibly 
blizzard conditions. Will try and pin down where the great chance 
for snow will be and may need to go with some sort of winter 
highlight for the blowing snow over the eastern plains. 


&& 


Short term...(today through tonight ) 
issued at 333 am MST Monday Dec 22 2014 


No major changes planned with the latest grids. Strong northwest 
flow aloft over the area early in the period will gradually veer 
around to northerly as upper cyclone heads south into the Central 
Plains. Sufficient moisture and instability in this flow field to 
keep the orographic component of the snow going in the high 
country despite any strong qg ascent. With this in mind will 
maintain the mountain highlight as is. The 07z expiration time 
appears reasonable with conditions improving this evening. 


A few snow bands are present east of the mountains at 10z and 
this scenario of occasional snow bands will probably continue off 
and on today given the aforementioned flow pattern. Some of the 
heavier ones could provide a quick dump of precipitation but 
temperatures at lower elevations will likely be sufficient to 
preclude any significant snow accumulations. The Palmer Divide 
could be an exception to this. The models suggest a better chance 
of precipitation over the northeast corner tonight as a blob of qg 
ascent works its way around the western periphery of the plains 
cyclone. With the expected winds and the possibility of snow out 
there...conditions could get a bit Dicey for a time late in the 
period. Total amounts of precipitation are not expected to be 
great so no highlight for that is necessary at this time. 


Long term...(tuesday through sunday) 
issued at 333 am MST Monday Dec 22 2014 


Strong north-northwest flow aloft will be over the area on Tuesday. Moisture will 
continue to decrease in the mountains however enough will linger at mountain 
top for -shsn especially in the morning hours. Over northestern Colorado with 
upper level jet overhead and some moisture moving across in the 
morning hours there will be a chance of light snow over the plains. In 
addition boundary layer winds around 50 kts will likely mix down to 
the surface with potential for high winds through early afternoon so will 
issue a watch from the Wyoming-NE border south towards Limon. As for 
highs will keep readings in the 35 to 40 degree range over northestern 
Colorado. 


On Wednesday the flow aloft will become more west-northwest with only some higher level 
moisture moving across. Meanwhile surface Lee trough will develop along 
the Front Range with downslope flow increasing by afternoon. Thus will 
see warmer temperatures with highs ranging in the lower 50s around Denver 
to the lower to middle 40s over the far northestern plains. 


For Wednesday night into Christmas morning the flow aloft will become more 
westerly. There could be some potential for high winds in the foothills 
depending on strength of mountain wave as component along winds increase 
to 60 kts. By Thursday afternoon the flow aloft will become more southwesterly as an 
upper level trough moves southeast into the Great Basin. Moisture will 
begin to increase in the mountains with a chance of -shsn by afternoon. Over 
northestern Colorado it looks generally dry and mild for Thursday afternoon with highs in 
the 45 to 50 degree range. By late afternoon as middle level qg ascent 
increases there could be a slight chance of rain showers over northestern 
Colorado. 


For Thursday night into early Friday there is not much agreement between the 
European model (ecmwf) and GFS. The European model (ecmwf) has the main upper level trough moving 
across Thursday night with a good shot of middle level qg ascent as a cold front 
moves into northestern Colorado early Thursday evening with increasing upslope flow as 
a surface low intensifies over southeastern Colorado. As a result this leads to a good 
chance of snow from the mountains across the plains. Meanwhile the GFS keeps 
the main surface low over northestern Colorado with a bora type fnt moving across 
late Thursday night into Friday morning which keeps most of the precipitation in the 
mountains and over the far northestern plains. At this time its still not clear 
how things will evolve Thursday night into early Friday. For now will 
keep 20 to 30 percent probability of precipitation over northestern Colorado for Thursday night. 


For Friday into Friday night northwesterly flow aloft will be over the area with 
some moisture in the mountains which will lead to a chance of orographic 
snow. Over northestern Colorado will keep forecast dry for now with highs dropping 
back into the upper 20s to lower 30s. 


By the weekend the European model (ecmwf) and GFS show weak upper level ridging on 
Sat with only a slight chance of -shsn in the mountains with dry conditions 
elsewhere. Highs will generally be in the 30s across northestern Colorado. By 
sun the GFS moves another upper level trough across the area along 
with a cold front. This would lead to another good chance of snow in the 
mountains with at least a slight chance of snow over northestern Colorado as highs stay 
in the 30s. Meanwhile the European model (ecmwf) develops a deeper upper level trough 
over the western US which keeps the flow southwesterly on Sunday. This would 
lead to a lower chance of snow in the mountains with no precipitation over northestern Colorado 
although highs would still stay in the 30s. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the tafs through 18z Tuesday morning) 
issued at 959 am MST Monday Dec 22 2014 


Scattered rain and snow showers will be possible through this 
evening in the Denver area. These will be short lived and may drop 
ceilings to 4000 feet for a short time. Wind forecast will be 
challenging for today. Expect winds to switch to the northwest to 
north by 18z. Winds may anticyclone between 19z and 02z...which 
could produce a wind direction from northeast to southeast. For the 
tafs...will keep a northerly component though certainty is lower 
than normal. 


For tonight...best chance for snow will be over the eastern plains. 
Light snow may clip kden and kapa. Winds will be gusty after 06z 
with gusts to 40 knots possible at kden. 


&& 


Bou watches/warnings/advisories... 
high wind watch from late tonight through Tuesday afternoon for 
coz038-041>051. 


Winter Storm Warning until midnight MST tonight for coz031>034. 


Winter Weather Advisory until midnight MST tonight for coz030. 


&& 


$$ 


Update...meier 
short term...et 
long term...rpk 
aviation...meier 



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