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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
956 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

COZ030>051-250500-
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-
956 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

WINTER STORM WATCH FOR FRONT RANGE IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA TODAY AND MOST
OF TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT MOVES OVER THE STATE. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW WILL PRESENT ITSELF ACROSS WESTERN GRAND AND
JACKSON COUNTIES LATE TONIGHT AS THE NEXT STORM DROPS INTO THE
GREAT BASIN.

THERE WILL BE MUCH LESS WIND ACROSS THE PLAINS TODAY BUT NORMALLY
WINDY LOCATIONS IN THE FOOTHILLS WILL SEE SOME GUSTS IN THE 30 TO
40 MPH RANGE BOTH TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

SNOW POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES WILL OCCUR IN THE FOOTHILLS AND
ALONG THE I-25 URBAN CORRIDOR LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. LIGHTER SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED LATER IN THE
DAY FRIDAY. LIGHTER SNOWFALL WILL ALSO OCCUR OUT ACROSS THE PLAINS
OF NORTHEAST COLORADO.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BY FRIDAY MORNING COULD RANGE FROM 6 TO 12
INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS...2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAIN VALLEYS...
AND 8 TO 14 INCHES IN THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS. ALONG THE I-25
URBAN CORRIDOR SNOW AMOUNTS COULD RANGE FROM 5 TO 8 INCHES...WITH
UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN AND SOUTHERN
SECTIONS OF THE DENVER METRO AREA...AND GENERALLY 2 TO 5 INCHES
FARTHER OUT ON THE PLAINS. GUSTY NORTH WINDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH ON
THE PLAINS LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MAY ALSO PRODUCE AREAS
OF BLOWING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITIES.

A STORM SYSTEM INTENSIFYING OVER THE FOUR CORNERS AREA THURSDAY
NIGHT WILL SLOWLY MOVE ACROSS COLORADO ON FRIDAY. MOIST UPSLOPE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT RANGE AND OUT
ACROSS THE PLAINS THURSDAY EVENING FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF A
COLD FRONT CHRISTMAS DAY. BECAUSE OF THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF THIS
STORM SYSTEM...LIGHT SNOW AND BLUSTERY NORTHERLY WINDS MAY LINGER
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. HOWEVER ANY ADDITIONAL
SNOW AMOUNTS SHOULD BE MINOR.

SNOWFALL COULD RETURN TO THE MOUNTAINS ON SUNDAY AND TO THE
HIGH PLAINS BY SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW AND BITTER COLD MAY THEN LINGER
THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK WITH THE PASSAGE OF ANOTHER
PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY MUCH
COLDER ARCTIC AIR.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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KELSCH/BAKER



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