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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
445 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

COZ030>051-291045-
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-
445 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE FRONT RANGE MOUNTAINS
AND FOOTHILLS...AND SOUTH PARK TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

...A WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE PALMER DIVIDE SOUTH OF
DENVER TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A STORM SYSTEM ACROSS NORTHWEST ARIZONA WILL MOVE INTO THE FOUR
CORNERS REGION BY THIS EVENING. THIS WILL RESULT IN INCREASE
PRECIPITATION OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS LATER THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON.

SHOWERS WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD BY LATER THIS EVENING
OVER THE ENTIRE AREA. INITIALLY...PRECIPITATION TYPE WILL BE
MAINLY RAIN THIS EVENING OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS AND THEN MIXING
AND CHANGING TO SNOW TOWARDS MIDNIGHT. EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ON THE PLAINS...HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OVER THE PALMER
DIVIDE AND LOCATIONS NEAR THE FOOTHILLS. OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND
FOOTHILLS EXPECT HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES TONIGHT WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF
3 TO 5 INCHES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION FRIDAY MORNING
WILL MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS COLORADO THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. PRECIPITATION
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY EVENING...WITH SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 2O INCHES EXPECTED IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY...WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE ALONG THE PALMER DIVIDE
SOUTH OF DENVER. SNOW AMOUNTS ALONG THE URBAN CORRIDOR WILL RANGE
FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 1
TO 3 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PLAINS WHERE LIGHT SNOW OR A MIX
OF RAIN AND SNOW EXPECTED.

THE STORM SHOULD EXIT THE STATE SATURDAY...LOWERING THE CHANCES OF
PRECIPITATION AT THAT TIME BUT ANOTHER STORM MAY DEVELOP AND BRING
ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN AND SNOW TO THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW NORMAL THROUGHOUT
THE PERIOD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SNOWFALL REPORTS AND ESPECIALLY THE CHANGEOVER FROM RAIN TO SNOW
TONIGHT WILL BE HELPFUL.

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