Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
518 AM MST WED DEC 17 2014

COZ030>051-181230-
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-
518 AM MST WED DEC 17 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AND
INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON MAINLY ALONG AND JUST SOUTH OF THE I-70
CORRIDOR. BETWEEN 2 AND 5 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM THE
MOSQUITO RANGE THROUGH THE BOREAS PASS AND MOUNT EVANS AREA...WITH
AN INCH OR LESS IN THE REST OF THE MOUNTAINS. MOUNTAIN ROADS WILL
BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK IN AREAS THAT SEE ACCUMULATING
SNOWFALL.

ON THE PLAINS...THE BEST CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING WILL BE OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE AREA WHERE UP TO AN
INCH OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. OVER THE REST OF THE PLAINS LOOK FOR
LOWER CHANCES OF SNOW WITH ONLY A LIGHT DUSTING.

AREAS OF FOG ON THE NORTHEAST PLAINS EAST OF GREELEY THIS MORNING
WILL GRADUALLY LIFT LATE THIS MORNING. UNTIL THEN...A FEW SPOTS
WILL SEE VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS ONE QUARTER MILE.

A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING OVER THE AREA WILL BRING THE
LIGHT SNOW.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

SOME SNOW SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL LINGER OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
THURSDAY WITH ONLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.
THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BEGIN MOVING INTO THE
STATE LATE SUNDAY AS A STRONG AND MOIST JET STREAM APPROACHES FROM
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN THE
MOUNTAINS SUNDAY NIGHT ALONG WITH THE THREAT OF STRONG WINDS OVER
THE FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT PLAINS. SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY IN THE
MOUNTAINS ON MONDAY AS WINDY CONDITIONS ALSO CONTINUE OVER THE
FOOTHILLS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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