Akron, Colorado Weather Conditions
Severe Weather Alerts
Now as of 4:50 am MST on March 8, 2014
Areas of fog will continue through mid morning across the eastern plains of Colorado...including the eastern Metro areas and Palmer Divide with visibilities less than a mile. Some locally dense fog may occur with visibilities less than a quarter mile at times. Motorists are urged to use caution and slow down in these areas.
Next 12 Hours
5 Day Forecast
- High: 48 °
- Low: 30 °
- Partly Cloudy
- High: 68 °
- Low: 39 °
- High: 66 °
- Low: 37 °
- Partly Cloudy
- High: 43 °
- Low: 23 °
- Chance of Rain
- High: 45 °
- Low: 28 °
- Partly Cloudy
Forecast for Akron, Colorado
Updated: 2:00 AM MST on March 08, 2014
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 48F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 68F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the North after midnight.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the North at 5 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 45F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon.
Clear. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 55F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 61F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon.
Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 20 mph.
Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Severe Weather Alert Descriptions
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
6-8 in 1932... snowfall totaled 6.3 inches in downtown Denver.
Most of the snow... 5.2 inches... fell on the 8th. Northeast
winds gusted to 20 mph on the 6th.
7-8 in 1878... snow from the evening of the 7th until noon of
the 8th totaled only 5 inches in downtown Denver.
Apparent heavier snow over the plains along with strong
winds drifted the snow into high drifts... which delayed
trains for several days and caused a great loss of
livestock. Melting of the snow caused a rise in Cherry
Creek... which resulted in much damage. Precipitation
from the storm totaled only 0.50 inch in Denver.
In 2000... high winds developed in and near the Front Range
foothills... as well as parts of the northeast Colorado
plains as another Pacific storm system moved across the
area. Several trees and power lines were downed near
Blackhawk... Boulder... and in Coal Creek Canyon. About
30 homes in the Pinebrook hills subdivision in Boulder
were evacuated when downed power lines sparked a
grassfire. The winds eventually shifted the fire onto
itself... thus allowing firefighters to contain the two
acre blaze. Several roofs were blown off barns... sheds...
and garages. Two semi-trailers were blown over... one
along c-470 between Golden and Morrison and another
north of Denver on I-25. Wind gusts reached 101 mph
on Rocky Flats... 100 mph at the nearby National wind
technology center... 90 mph at Blackhawk and atop Blue
Mountain... 92 mph in south Boulder... 73 mph in Coal Creek
Canyon... 72 mph in Golden... and 70 mph at Louisville.
Northwest winds gusted to 45 mph on the 7th and to
49 mph on the 8th at Denver International Airport.
8 in 1878... winds started to increase at 4:00 am and blew
steadily at sustained speeds of 36 to 40 mph with a
maximum sustained speed of 60 mph around 11:00 am.
Snowfall of 5.0 inches occurred in the city... but much
more snow fell on the plains... which blockaded trains
bound for the city for several days.
In 1898... northwest winds sustained to 53 mph with gusts
to 60 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 67 degrees.
In 1908... light snowfall of 0.8 inch produced only 0.01 inch
of precipitation. This along with the 0.10 inch of
precipitation on the 21st resulted in the driest March
on record with a total of 0.11 inch of precipitation.
In 1986... temperatures climbed from a record high minimum of
45 degrees to a record maximum of 72 degrees for the day.
In 2005... a vigorous cold front moved a wall of blowing dust
across Metro Denver during the mid-morning. At Denver
International Airport... north winds sustained to 48 mph
with gusts as high as 55 mph... along with very light rain
which changed to snow... briefly reduced the surface
visibility to 1 mile. A thunderstorm formed over Arvada.
With the passage of the cold front... the temperature plunged
11 degrees in just 16 minutes at Denver International
Airport where precipitation was only 0.01 inch along with
0.1 inch of snow.
8-9 in 1992... a major blizzard struck Metro Denver. The storm
was preceded by thunderstorms with small hail during the
afternoon of the 8th. By evening... with the passage of a
strong Arctic cold front... snow began falling. Strong north
to northeast winds at 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 52 mph
produced near zero visibilities in blizzard conditions
across Metro Denver. By the morning of the 9th... snowfall
amounts up to a foot and a half were reported with drifts
of 2 to 4 feet. Many roads were closed including I-70 east
of Denver and I-25 both north and south of Denver. Many
homes and stores were temporarily without power. Snowfall
amounts included: 18 inches at Conifer... 13 inches in
Boulder and Denver... 12 inches at Brighton and Morrison... and
10 inches at Aurora. Snowfall totaled 12.4 inches at
Stapleton International Airport where north winds gusting
as high as 52 mph reduced the visibility to zero at times
in heavy snow and blowing snow.
In 2002... high winds occurred in the foothills west of Denver.
Winds gusted to 95 mph near Fritz Peak and to 73 mph near
8-10 in 1989... unusually warm weather set four daily temperature
records in Denver. The high temperature of 74 degrees on
the 8th exceeded the record. Records were equaled on the
9th with a high of 77 degrees and the 10th with a high of
79 degrees. The low temperature of 42 degrees on the 10th
set a new record high minimum for the date.
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Updated: 5:10 AM MST
|Temperature: 31 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: Calm||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 31 °F||Graphs|
Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO
Updated: 5:58 AM MST
|Temperature: 30.0 °F||Dew Point: 30 °F||Humidity: 99%||Wind: WNW at 4.2 mph||Pressure: 30.17 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 26 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 5:20 AM MST
|Temperature: 32 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: Calm||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 32 °F||Graphs|
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NWS Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 528 am MST Sat Mar 8 2014 Aviation...westerly surface winds may have pushed the fog east of the area aiports and may stay that way. However...with such light winds and small dewpoint depressions...cannot say we're free and clear of any fog...especially at kden. For now will only have fog in tempo group and only going down to 1sm visible for kden. Have gotten rid of MVFR conditions middle morning. Unlimited ceilings by 17z with VFR conditions expected through Sunday morning. Very light southerly winds to prevail through the day with west-southwesterly winds tonight...gusty at times near kbjc. && Previous discussion... /issued 338 am MST Sat Mar 8 2014/ Short term...positively tilted trough over the state continues to move south with snow decreasing north to south. Only remaining areas of snow exist over the north central mountains this morning with a few showers near the Palmer Divide. As the snow ended...areas of fog have developed over the plains with locally dense fog scattered about. Enough middle and low level clouds around are keeping it from becoming widespread dense fog. Will forego issuing any highlights for now. Northerly surface winds downsloping over the Cheyenne Ridge is keeping the fog out of the northern Front Range urban corridor. Areas of fog are expected to dissipate middle morning with some middle level clouds hanging around over the far eastern plains. As upper ridging begins to build in today with warm advection...some remaining stability from yesterdays colder airmass will inhibit too much warming of temperatures today. Expect readings in the middle 40s to lower 50s over the plains...then upper 20s to middle 30s over the high country expect in the low 40s over the high valleys. A surface leeside trough will begin deepening over the eastern plains today to slowly increase westerly winds in the Front Range mountains and foothills today and especially tonight. These downsloping winds along with warm advection will moderate minimum temperatures over the foothills and plains tonight...with some readings staying above freezing. Long term...warm Spring-like weather is on tap for Sunday and Monday. Sunday will feature strong warm advection with 700 mb temperatures rising to around 6c. Combined with Lee trough...downslope... and full sunshine...we should see high temperatures to push near the 70 degree mark on the plains...with 50s and 60s foothills...and mainly 40s to lower 50s mountains and high valleys. Similar warmth is expected Monday although high clouds are expected to increase. Otherwise highs would have potential to be another 2-3f warmer. Each day should see enough mixing to bring occasional westerly breezes into the lower elevations during the afternoon hours. The next storm system is still on track to impact the forecast area starting in the mountains as early as Monday night and the plains by Tuesday. A cold front is scheduled to push across the plains Tuesday morning...and stronger cold advection is still advertised by the various medium range models versus the last couple weather systems. As a result...most precipitation should be in the form of snow even across the lowest elevations. Models have also come into good agreement with timing and threat of precipitation so have boosted probability of precipitation in/near the mountains. The system is still advertised to undergo some shearing...but modest q-g lift combined with what appears to be another tropical moisture plume shifting out of the Pacific should bring another decent precipitation event to the Front Range. Most models indicate the trough axis shifting southward quick enough to bring dry weather back to the forecast area by Wednesday...although most warming should hold off until the latter half of next week. Aviation...low ceilings/visibilities due to fog expected to remain over kden through 15z at least. Still possible over kapa and kbjc...although less of a chance. Most ceilings to then increase through the rest of the morning...becoming unlimited by 17z with VFR conditions expected through Sunday morning. Light southerly winds to prevail through the day with west-southwesterly winds tonight...gusty at times near kbjc. && Bou watches/warnings/advisories... none. && $$ Short term...kriederman long term....barjenbruch aviation...kriederman