Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
427 PM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS WEDNESDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A strong spring storm will drop south across the Great Basin
Wednesday night and Thursday. It then moves slowly east across
Colorado Thursday night and Friday. Significant snow is expected
with this storm if it continues on the current forecasted track.
Snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 feet will be possible for the
foothills and east slopes of the mountains. If this heavy snow
occurs, breaking tree limbs and snow accumulation on power lines
will likely cause power lines to break. Numerous power outages
will be possible if the heavy snow occurs.

This storm is expected to bring rain and possibly snow to the
Urban Corridor including the Denver Metro area. The coldest air
and best chance for snow is expected to be Thursday night and
Friday for the Denver area. Significant snow for the Denver area
can`t be ruled out at this time.

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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-
Including the cities of Cameron Pass,
Laramie and Medicine Bow Mountains, Rabbit Ears Range,
Rocky Mountain National Park, Willow Creek Pass, Berthoud Pass,
Breckenridge, East Slopes Mosquito Range,
East Slopes Southern Gore Range, Eisenhower Tunnel, Indian Peaks,
Kenosha Mountains, Mount Evans, Williams Fork Mountains,
and Winter Park
427 PM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm
Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Friday
afternoon.

* TIMING...Snow is expected to begin Wednesday evening and
  continue through Friday afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 2 feet of snow is possible with up to
  3 feet on favored east slopes.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...Visibility will fall below a quarter mile in
  heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...Roads will likely become snow and slush covered. Wet
  snow may accumulate on leafed out trees, resulting in broken
  tree limbs and power outages.


  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

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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-
Including the cities of Estes Park, Glendevey, Nederland,
Red Feather Lakes, Bailey, Central City, Evergreen, Georgetown,
Idaho Springs, and Westcreek
427 PM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm
Watch, which is in effect from late Wednesday night through
Friday afternoon.

* TIMING...Rain is expected to change to snow Wednesday evening as
  cold air moves into the area. Snow is expected to continue
  through Friday afternoon before it dissipates.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 2 feet of snow is possible with up to
  3 feet on favored east slopes.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...Visibility will fall below a quarter mile in
  heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...Roads will likely become snow and slush covered. Wet
  snow may accumulate on leafed out trees, resulting in broken
  tree limbs and power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

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