Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1208 PM MST TUE FEB 2 2016

...PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF
DEPARTING WINTER STORM...

.A POWERFUL WINTER STORM SYSTEM MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE CENTRAL
PLAINS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO
INTO THE AFTERNOON. MANY ROADS IN EASTERN COLORADO REMAIN
CLOSED...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 76 FROM LOCHBUIE TO THE NEBRASKA
LINE AND INTERSTATE 70 FROM JUST EAST OF AURORA TO THE KANSAS
LINE. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND GUSTY WINDS HAVE
RESULTED IN NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON THE EASTERN
PLAINS. CONDITIONS WILL ONLY SLOWLY IMPROVE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON
AS SNOW AND WINDS FINALLY DECREASE. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS ARE
AVAILABLE AT WWW.COTRIP.ORG OR BY CALLING 511.

CLOSER TO THE I-25 CORRIDOR...LIGHT SNOW WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF
THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS WILL ALSO BE LIGHTER
WITH GENERALLY MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

COZ036-039>041-044-045-022015-
/O.EXP.KBOU.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160202T1900Z/
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
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-
MORGAN COUNTY-CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BAILEY...CENTRAL CITY...EVERGREEN...
GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...WESTCREEK...ARVADA...BOULDER...
GOLDEN...LAKEWOOD...LONGMONT...AURORA...BRIGHTON...
CITY OF DENVER...DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...HIGHLANDS RANCH...
LITTLETON...PARKER...CASTLE ROCK...ELBERT...FONDIS...KIOWA...
LARKSPUR...BRUSH...FORT MORGAN...GOODRICH...WIGGINS...BENNETT...
BYERS...DEER TRAIL...LEADER
1208 PM MST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING HAS EXPIRED...

LINGERING LIGHT SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AND COME TO AN END THIS
AFTERNOON. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS RANGED BETWEEN 8 AND 15
INCHES ACROSS THE FRONT RANGE...WITH SOME OF THE HIGHER TOTALS
NEAR THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER SOUTHERN DOUGLAS AND ELBERT COUNTIES.

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COZ046>051-022300-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160202T2300Z/
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AGATE...HUGO...LIMON...MATHESON...
FORDER...KARVAL...KUTCH...PUNKIN CENTER...CROOK...MERINO...
STERLING...PEETZ...AKRON...COPE...LAST CHANCE...OTIS...
JULESBURG...OVID...SEDGWICK...AMHERST...HAXTUN...HOLYOKE
1208 PM MST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH MOST OF THE AFTERNOON BEFORE DECREASING LATE.
  SNOW WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF AND END FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS
  THE PLAINS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE BY
  THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND 1 INCH OF ADDITIONAL
  ACCUMULATION...BRINGING MOST STORM TOTALS INTO THE 9 TO 15 INCH
  RANGE.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS AROUND
  35 MPH. VISIBILITIES IN OPEN AREAS WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS
  THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES WILL REMAIN THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON. TRAVEL IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. ONLY TRAVEL IN CASE OF
  AN EMERGENCY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS EXIST. SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND CLOSED
ROADWAYS WILL SERIOUSLY IMPACT TRAVEL. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
CHECK THE LATEST ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS BEFORE VENTURING OUT
ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO THIS MORNING. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP
AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT AND WARM CLOTHING...FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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