Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
536 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

Jackson County Below 9000 Feet-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet-
South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Central and Southeast Park County-
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield
North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and
Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Northeast Weld County-Central and South Weld County-Morgan County-
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
536 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...Unseasonably Warm, Windy and Dry Conditions Today Give Way to
Cold and Snowy Conditions Late Tonight and Tuesday...

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong and highly erratic Chinook winds will buffet portions of the
Front Range mountains and foothills, and nearby plains this
morning. Wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph will be common, with stronger
gusts to around 80 mph in the higher terrain. These high winds
are expected to gradually decrease during the afternoon.
Meanwhile, unseasonably warm temperatures, very low relative
humidity and gusty southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph today will
create high rangeland fire danger conditions along the Palmer
Divide in Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties this afternoon.
Winds will subside in most areas this evening. Then after
midnight, a cold front will slip into northeast Colorado bringing
much colder temperatures, low clouds and a chance of light
snowfall or light freezing drizzle to the area towards morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Another Pacific storm system is expected to bring snow and much
colder temperatures to the outlook area Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures will only be in the 20s on Monday and teens expected
on Tuesday. Snow amounts with this storm will be 1 to 4 inches on
the plains, with the potential up to 6 inches in locations north
of Denver up to the Wyoming border. Snowfall in the mountains look
to range in the 5 to 12 inch range with some locally higher
amounts in the Rabbit Ears Pass area.  Dry and warmer weather
should then return to the outlook area Wednesday and Thursday.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight. However,
reports of strong winds will be appreciated.


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