Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1124 AM MDT WED AUG 17 2016

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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-
1124 AM MDT WED AUG 17 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ON TAP FOR THE HIGH
PLAINS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
THIS EVENING. CIRCULATION AROUND A WEAK UPPER LEVEL WEATHER
DISTURBANCE PASSING OVER SOUTHEAST COLORADO WILL HELP TO MOISTEN
AND DESTABILIZE THE ATMOSPHERE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE STORMS CAPABLE
OF GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS TO 40 MPH...BRIEF LIGHT TO MODERATE
RAINFALL AND DEADLY CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING. AREAS WITH THE BEST
CHANCE FOR STORM DEVELOPMENT LATER TODAY INCLUDE THE PALMER DIVIDE
EAST TO NORTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY AND ALONG AN AXIS EXTENDING FROM
JUST NORTHEAST OF DENVER TO STERLING. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT
ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

FOR THE HIGH COUNTRY...EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. STORMS WILL BE MORE
NUMEROUS SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR WHERE A FEW MAY
PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...SMALL HAIL AND STRONG WIND
GUSTS. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD ALWAYS EXPECT DEADLY CLOUD-TO-
GROUND LIGHTNING WITH EVERY THUNDERSTORM. STORMS SHOULD END IN
MOST AREAS BY 9 PM.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

ON THURSDAY THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING
THUNDERSTORMS. A COOL FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE PLAINS THURSDAY
NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING DROPPING TEMPERATURES 10 TO 15 DEGREES
FROM THURSDAYS HIGHS. THERE WILL BE A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
STORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY NIGHT AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
MOVES ACROSS WYOMING AND NORTHERN COLORADO. SOME OF THE STORMS ON
FRIDAY AFTERNOON MAY BE SEVERE. THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY AS
TO HOW MUCH INSTABILITY WILL BE PRESENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON BUT THERE
IS A MARGINAL RISK FOR SEVERE WINDS AND HAIL. ON SATURDAY IT WILL
BE MUCH COOLER AS A SECOND COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS. SATURDAY WILL
HAVE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN. SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY WILL HAVE ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AND NOT EXPECTED TO HAVE ANY SEVERE WEATHER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.


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