Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of rain showers... possibly mixed with snow showers and after midnight. No snow accumulation. Lows in the 20s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 55. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
... Freeze watch remains in effect from late tonight through Thursday morning below 8000 feet...
* timing... cold air will be filtering into Colorado behind a cold front Wednesday night. As skies clear from west to east overnight temperatures are expected to quickly fall. Timing of the clearing skies will have an impact to how low temperatures actually fall. Confidence is highest for below freezing temperatures in the northern valleys of Colorado and the Gunnison basin. Low temperatures here will fall to near 30 or below during the early morning hours on Thursday.
* Temperature... in the lower 30s.
* Impacts... temperatures below freezing for several hours will damage sensitive vegetation. Also outside water line could freeze... precautions to prevent this should be taken tomorrow night.
A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:57 am MDT on October 1, 2014
The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Wednesday. The first value is rainfall or water amounts in snow, and the second value is snowfall, when appropriate. Amounts are in inches.
Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour stations:
Craig, 0.16. Meeker, 0.22.
Official climate stations of western colorado:
4 miles southwest of Craig, 0.28. 1 mile east of Rangely, 0.22.
Official climate stations of eastern utah:
Arches National Park Headquarters, 0.13. Jarvie ranch, 0.19.
Gothic, 0.19, 2.5. 1 mile southeast of Steamboat Springs, 0.29. 2 miles north of Wolcott, 0.13.
Climate reference network sites of western colorado:
11 miles northeast of Montrose, 0.13.
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