Denver climate: Approaching chilly entrance Saturday won’t clear all of the smoke

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An intense smoke plume from wildfires will cowl the area Saturday because the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires picked up in a single day. Wind speeds are anticipated to extend within the afternoon, in response to the Nationwide Climate Service in Boulder, with gusts hitting as much as 21 mph.
NWS meteorologist Evan Direnzo stated Saturday temperatures are greater for this time of 12 months, with Saturday’s excessive to achieve close to 74 levels.
“Presently we’re above regular,” Direnzo stated. “We’d count on to be within the mid- to low 60s round this time.”

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Between midday and 6 p.m. smoke could intensify within the foothills and mountains, together with South Park, Direnzo stated, prompting a Pink Flag Warning. An approaching chilly entrance could change issues.
“The chilly entrance ought to assist out with the smoke, however not solely,” Direnzo stated.
The entrance will trigger temperatures to drop to a seasonal vary Saturday night time, however smoke will nonetheless be widespread. In any other case, the low might be round 35 levels with gentle winds.
Smoke might be within the air by way of Sunday, however temperatures might be within the low 60s.

Dense smoke is predicted to unfold from #Loveland to #Denver and #Boulder this afternoon. There might be some floor air enchancment this night behind a chilly entrance, although dense smoke plumes aloft will proceed.#cowx #CameronPeakFire #EastTroublesomeFire #williamsforkfire pic.twitter.com/X2KJwyGB4X
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 17, 2020

Dry situations and powerful winds will maintain the hearth hazard at vital ranges over a lot of the forecast space this afternoon. A Pink Flag Warning is in impact for the Entrance Vary mountains, foothills, and South Park from midday to six pm. #COwx pic.twitter.com/yccKWKOsim
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 17, 2020

 

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