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Current Conditions

  • 76°
  • Clear
  • Wind: South 7 mph
  • Humidity: 10%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 15°
  • Pressure: 29.73 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 44 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 49 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 62 °
  • Low: 33 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Akron, Colorado

Updated: 3:18 PM MDT on January 31, 2015

  • Tuesday

    Clear. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear skies. Low 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. Thunder possible. High 73F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Thunder possible. Low 36F. NNE winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 44F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy with snow. Low 27F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected.

  • Friday

    Morning clouds will give way to sunshine for the afternoon. High 49F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 28F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Sunny skies. High 62F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear skies. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Plentiful sunshine. High 72F. W winds shifting to SE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low around 40F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 73F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 38F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 62F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy. Low 37F. ENE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 66F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 37F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Sunny skies. High 68F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds. Low 38F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    A few clouds from time to time. High near 70F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 42F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

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Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO

Updated: 7:06 PM MDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 20% Wind: South at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Yuma, CO

Updated: 6:41 PM MDT

Temperature: 74 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 12% Wind: SSE at 4 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 
341 PM MDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 

Short term...(this evening through wednesday) 
issued at 320 PM MDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 

Very dry airmass in place this afternoon with warm temperatures in 
the middle 70s to lower 80s. Looks too dry for thunderstorms today 
so will leave forecast dry. Stronger south to southwest winds will 
develop on the plains tonight but should be enough humidity 
recovery to not need any fire hilites across the plains. 

The high pressure ridge axis aloft is across Colorado this 
afternoon and will be shifting east into the Central Plains 
tonight and Wednesday. This will be replaced with stronger 
westerly flow aloft tonight along with increasing middle and high 
level moisture. Cross sections also show increasing winds in the 
mountains tonight. Already seeing some gusts in the 30-40 miles per hour 
range over mountain passes this afternoon. 

A frontal boundary will begin to move across northeast Colorado 
Wednesday afternoon as winds shift north and northeast. This 
combined with some increase in moisture and marginal instability 
will bring a threat of showers and even a few thunderstorms to the 
area. With approaching jet aloft into western Colorado by late 
afternoon and weak upward ascent will bump probability of precipitation up a bit most 
areas by late Wednesday afternoon. 

There is some marginal fire weather concerns across southern 
Lincoln County Wednesday afternoon with some gusts around 20 miles per hour 
and low humidities. The areal and time extend look too small for 
a fire weather hilite. 

Long term...(wednesday night through tuesday) 
issued at 320 PM MDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 

Being under the left exit region of the jet along with convective available potential energy 
around 200-400 j/kg...expect showers and a few thunderstorms to 
continue Wednesday evening...especially over the northeastern 
plains. The simulated NAM infrared imagery nicely shows a few storms 
heading east-northeast across the plains. The surface flow behind 
the afternoon's cold front will turn more upslope through the 
night while cold air pushes south into the area. The eastern Front 
Range mountains and foothills will start to see the transition 
from showers to more stratiform precipitation Wednesday evening...with 
snow levels beginning around 9500 feet mean sea level and dropping to near 6000 
feet by sunrise. Upward qg vertical velocity will start increasing 
after midnight to spread rain over the urban corridor and adjacent 
plains. According to forecast soundings...shouldn't see any 
snowflakes mix in over the plains until near sunrise or so. 

Upward qg vertical velocity really increases Thursday...and the 
airmass becomes potentially unstable and will allow for the 
potential of banding. The jet will be over southern Colorado...not 
the best position...however enough vertical shear and qg should 
negate that. There are hints of this in the model precipitation patterns 
as well. Rain and snow will increase during the snow...with snow 
levels wavering between 5000 and 6000 feet. If banding or convection 
does occur...this could produce extra cooling to change rain over 
to snow...but likely in narrow bands over the plains. Lowered maximum 
temperatures Thursday due to model trends...which may help the 
possibility of more snow to rain. The upper trough will begin 
moving out of the area Thursday evening slowly...with colder 
temperatures pushing south into the state. Look for rain to change 
over to all snow for the evening and night...to diminish Friday 
late morning. Current thinking for snowfall totals will be less 
than 2 inches over the eastern plains...2 to 4 inches for areas 
closer to the foothills and Palmer Divide...3 to 6 inches for the 
foothills...and 5 to 10 inches for the mountains. This is a very 
early broad forecast as the potential banding will vary this quite 
a bit...and recent warm temperatures will melt quite a lot of the 
snow that falls initially...and possibly through the storm. 
Temperatures below freezing Friday night may allow for some roads 
to have ice form. 

Friday will remain cool but will dry out with skies clearing. Look 
for temperatures to remain cooler than average for the day. 
Saturday through Monday will return to warm and dry weather. 
Tuesday will see another Pacific system approach for a slight 
chance of showers in the mountains. 


Aviation...(for the tafs through 00z Wednesday late afternoon) 
issued at 320 PM MDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 

Light south to southeast winds at den/apa this afternoon and looks 
like they will try and go more westerly later this afternoon. 
Already can see a boundary just pushing out off the foothills 
across northern Jefferson and Boulder counties. Suspect some of 
this wind will push east between 22z-23z. Increasing middle-hi level 
moisture will move into terminals later tonight. Cold front will 
move into airports later Wednesday afternoon with a chance of 
showers developing. May need to introduce a prob30 with 00z taf 


Bou watches/warnings/advisories... 


Short term...entrekin 
long term...kriederman 

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