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

COZ030>051-251230-
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-
516 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING FOR THE
FOOTHILLS AND I-25 URBAN CORRIDOR...

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

HEAVY SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTHILLS AND ALONG THE I-25
URBAN CORRIDOR THURSDAY NIGHT WITH ADDITIONAL LIGHTER SNOWFALL
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION SNOW WILL OCCUR OVER THE
PLAINS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO AS WELL.

ACCUMULATIONS BY FRIDAY MORNING COULD RANGE FROM 8 TO 14 INCHES
IN THE FOOTHILLS WITH 6 TO 8 INCHES ALONG THE I-25 URBAN CORRIDOR.
PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN SUBURBS COULD LOCALLY SEE UP
TO A FOOT. OVER THE PLAINS SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE IN THE 2 TO 4
INCH RANGE WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES IN A FEW LOCATIONS. IN THE
MOUNTAINS ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE. GUSTY
NORTH WINDS FROM 25 TO 30 MPH WILL PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND POOR
VISIBILITIES AS WELL OVER THE PLAINS.

A STORM SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY OVER THE FOUR CORNERS AREA THURSDAY
NIGHT AND THEN MOVE EASTWARD INTO EASTERN COLORADO BY FRIDAY
MORNING. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD MOVE EAST OF THE AREA BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON WITH GRADUALLY IMPROVING WEATHER CONDITIONS BY FRIDAY
EVENING.

THE WEEKEND SHOULD BE GENERALLY QUIET ALTHOUGH SNOW MAY INCREASE
IN THE MOUNTAINS BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM MAY
AFFECT THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY BRINGING MUCH COLDER
TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH MORE SNOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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