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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
530 AM MST TUE DEC 6 2016

COZ030>051-071230-
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-
530 AM MST TUE DEC 6 2016

...COLD TEMPERATURES AND ACCUMULATING SNOW RETURNING TO THE
AREA....

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL BEGIN SPREADING OVER THE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON
INCREASING IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING AS IT SPREADS OVER THE
PLAINS AS WELL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL LIKELY OCCUR LATER THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE HEAVIER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE FOUND
OVER THE FRONT RANGE MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER FOOTHILLS....ESPECIALLY
OF LARIMER AND JACKSON COUNTY. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL OVER A
SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WILL CREATE VISIBILITY ISSUES AS WELL AS SNOW
PACKED ROADS...MAKING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. OVER THE
PLAINS...THE SNOW WILL LIKELY HOLD OFF UNTIL THE LATTER HALF OF
THE EVENING RUSH HOUR BEFORE IMPACTING ROADS.

MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE COLD
TEMPERATURES AND NORTHEASTERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH OVER THE
PLAINS OVERNIGHT WILL CREATE WINDCHILL TEMPERATURES OF 5 TO 10
BELOW DEGREES BELOW ZERO TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING BEFORE DECREASING AND
COMING TO AN END IN MOST AREAS DURING THE AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 1 INCH IN THE MORNING WILL KEEP ROADS SNOW
COVERED AND SLICK FOR THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE. STORM TOTAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON THE PLAINS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE BETWEEN 2
AND 5 INCHES...WHILE FOOTHILL AND MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS SHOULD SEE
TOTALS FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY GENERALLY BETWEEN 4
AND 10 INCHES.

COLD ARCTIC AIR WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH
WEDNESDAY...WITH HIGHS MOSTLY IN THE TEENS ACROSS THE PLAINS AND
SINGLE DIGITS OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY. WIND CHILL READINGS WILL HOLD
BELOW ZERO THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY...SO IF HEADING OUTDOORS BE
SURE TO BUNDLE UP AND WEAR SEVERAL LAYERS OF WARM PROTECTIVE
CLOTHING INCLUDING HATS AND MITTENS. BY WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW ZERO IN ALL AREAS.

THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN REMAIN IN PLACE
WITH ADDITIONAL AND POSSIBLY HEAVY SNOWFALL FRIDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY. PLAINS LOCATIONS WILL SEE MAINLY DRY AND SOMEWHAT WARMER
CONDITIONS...BUT BOUTS OF STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
ANY SNOWFALL REPORTS WILL BE APPRECIATED.

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