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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1026 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015

COZ030>051-211630-
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-
1026 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015


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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LOW CLOUDS WILL REMAIN OVER THE PLAINS KEEPING TEMPERATURES COOL.  FOR
THIS AFTERNOON...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THE SHOWERS WILL SHIFT EAST
ONTO THE FRONT RANGE...MOSTLY OVER THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN URBAN
AREAS AND NEARBY PLAINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS WILL BE LIGHT...WITH CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING BEING THE
GREATEST HAZARD FOR TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OF PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY TO INCREASE
THURSDAY NIGHT AS ANOTHER MOIST ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCE MOVES INTO
COLORADO FROM THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST. SHOWERS ARE LIKELY TO
BECOME WIDESPREAD WITH A FEW LOCALLY HEAVIER SHOWERS OR
THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE BY THURSDAY EVENING OR OVERNIGHT. WITH THE
GROUND ALREADY SATURATED ADDITIONAL RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO HIGH
FLOWS IN AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS. SNOW LEVELS ARE LIKELY TO BE
HIGHER THAN THEY WERE IN THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK WITH
ACCUMULATIONS MAINLY NEAR AND ABOVE TREELINE.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOULD BE DRIER AND WARMER BUT STILL WITH LATE
DAY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY... ESPECIALLY IN AND NEAR THE
HIGHER TERRAIN.

ANOTHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS COLORADO AND WYOMING ON SUNDAY
BRINGING SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. THE CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY LINGER THROUGH TUESDAY OF
NEXT WEEK AS THE ATMOSPHERE WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY MOIST AND
UNSTABLE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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LK/MK/DBB


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