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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1103 AM MDT THU MAY 26 2016

COZ030>051-271715-
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
COUNTY-
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
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1103 AM MDT THU MAY 26 2016

....SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TODAY OVER THE PLAINS AND HEAVY RAIN
TONIGHT...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL OVER 10,000 FEET...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD ALONG THE FRONT
RANGE BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...SPREADING NORTHEAST THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME STORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE
SEVERE...MAINLY SOUTH OF I76. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE LARGE
HAIL...THOUGH DAMAGING WINDS AND A TORNADO OR TWO CAN NOT BE RULED
OUT.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL DECREASE THIS EVENING AS WIDESPREAD RAIN
DEVELOPS. A SNOW LEVEL OF AROUND 11000 FEET WILL FALL TO 9000 TO
10000 FEET BY TONIGHT. 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ON
THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN ROADS THROUGH TONIGHT...WITH UP TO 8 INCHES
POSSIBLE ON THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PEAKS...MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
OF PARK...SUMMIT AND CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES. CONVECTION THIS
AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING MAY PRODUCE LOCALIZED AREAS OF HEAVIER
SNOWFALL AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL....LIMITING VISIBILITY AND MAKING
ROADS SLICK. A WINTER ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT TO HIGHLIGHT THE
TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL KEEP SHOWERS AND A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORECAST THROUGH FRIDAY...AND A COUPLE MORE
INCHES OF SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAINS MAINLY ABOVE 9500 FEET. SOME
RIVERS AND STREAMS WILL BE RUNNING HIGHER THAN NORMAL DUE TO
RAINFALL RUNOFF. THIS INCLUDES THE SOUTH PLATTE AND CACHE LA
POUDRE RIVERS.

DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND HOWEVER THERE WILL
STILL BE A CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MOUNTAINS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OVER THE PLAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL
BE WARMER FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AS WELL.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED BY 1 PM.

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