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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
613 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

COZ030>051-101315-
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-
613 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE NORTHERN COLORADO MOUNTAINS
TODAY...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS
MORNING. SOME DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND COVERAGE CAN BE EXPECTED
BY THIS AFTERNOON. TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS WITH SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY DURING THE HEAVIER SNOWFALL...AND
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO OCCUR OVER THE
HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
RANGE BETWEEN 2 AND 6 INCHES...WITH THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS TOWARD
RABBIT EARS PASS AND POINTS NORTHWARD.

ON THE PLAINS...IT WILL BE A COLD START TO THE DAY BUT
TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE WITH THE WARMEST READINGS FROM THE
FOOTHILLS THROUGH THE DENVER METRO AREA AND PALMER DIVIDE.

LINGERING SNOW IN THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE
THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND PERIODS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CONTINUE
IN THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. A
WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVING OVER THE STATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND
SUNDAY WILL BRING THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OF THE WEEKEND TO THE
MOUNTAINS WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS. ON THE PLAINS...TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE OVER THE
WEEKEND WITH MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE SATURDAY AS THE WEATHER DISTURBANCE
MOVES OUT ONTO THE PLAINS.

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT MOVING INTO THE STATE TUESDAY WILL BRING
COLD TEMPERATURES BACK TO THE REGION FOR THE MIDDLE HALF OF THE
WEEK. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW ACROSS THE PLAINS ON
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL SEE A BETTER CHANCE FOR
ACCUMULATING SNOW.

PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY SHOULD
REMAIN ALERT TO THE LATEST FORECASTS THROUGH THE UPCOMING WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.
HOWEVER...REPORTS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL BE
APPRECIATED.

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