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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
543 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY IN THE
FOOTHILLS AND ALONG THE I-25 URBAN CORRIDOR...

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS AREA THURSDAY
NIGHT AND THEN MOVE EAST INTO EASTERN COLORADO ON FRIDAY. UPSLOPE
FLOW WILL INCREASE LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY NIGHT AS
A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO. SNOW MAY BECOME
HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER THE I-25
URBAN CORRIDOR WITH ADDITIONAL LIGHTER SNOWFALL THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING. SNOW WILL ALSO OCCUR IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS AS WELL. GUSTY NORTH WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH THURSDAY
NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND
POOR VISIBILITIES OVER THE PLAINS AS WELL.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.


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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-
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTES PARK...GLENDEVEY...NEDERLAND...
RED FEATHER LAKES...BAILEY...CENTRAL CITY...EVERGREEN...
GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...WESTCREEK...FORT COLLINS...
HEREFORD...LOVELAND...NUNN...ARVADA...BOULDER...GOLDEN...
LAKEWOOD...LONGMONT...AURORA...BRIGHTON...CITY OF DENVER...
DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...HIGHLANDS RANCH...LITTLETON...
PARKER...CASTLE ROCK...ELBERT...FONDIS...KIOWA...LARKSPUR
543 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN THE FOOTHILLS LATE THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON AND OVER THE I-25 URBAN CORRIDOR EARLY THURSDAY
  EVENING. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY NIGHT. LIGHT SNOW
  WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE ENDING BY FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 14 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS WITH 6 TO 8
  INCHES ALONG THE I-25 URBAN CORRIDOR. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP
  TO A FOOT MAY OCCCUR IN THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN SUBURBS OF
  DENVER.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL PRODUCE
  AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITIES DOWN TO A QUARTER
  MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS NORTHEAST AND NORTH
  CENTRAL COLORADO SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES DUE TO FALLING AND
  BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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