Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1046 AM MST Thu Feb 15 2018

COZ030>051-161800-
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-
1046 AM MST Thu Feb 15 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO UNTIL
6 PM MST...

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snow will be heavy at times across the north central mountains of
Colorado through this afternoon, creating hazardous and slow
travel conditions. Visibilities will be significantly reduced at
times in heavy snow and blowing snow, with winds gusting to
around 40 mph above timberline. Snow will gradually decrease
across the high country this evening. Additional accumulations
this afternoon into early evening are expected to range between 2
and 6 inches.

Over the plains and foothills, scattered snow showers will
develop this afternoon and are expected to become more widespread
through this evening. A dusting to 3 inches of snow accumulation
can be expected, with the heavier accumulations favoring points
south of Denver including Douglas, Elbert, and northern Lincoln
counties. Persons traveling from Denver southward across the
Palmer Divide and eastward through Limon should be prepared to
encounter winter travel conditions this evening. Temperatures will
turn much colder behind a cold front that arrives this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Strong winds are expected in the mountains and foothills Friday
night then again Saturday evening and overnight. Wind gusts as
high as 65 to 85 mph will be possible in areas prone to high
winds, such as mountain tops and higher east slopes of the Front
Range mountains and foothills.

Besides a couple of inches of snow possible over the mountains
Friday, it will be dry and warm over the weekend. Another Pacific
storm system will likely bring accumulating snowfall and much
colder temperatures to the outlook area Monday and Tuesday. Snow
amounts remain uncertain at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight. However,
any reports of snow accumulation would be appreciated.

$$



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