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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1017 AM MST Fri Feb 16 2018

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
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
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1017 AM MST Fri Feb 16 2018


This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong and gusty winds will develop across the Front Range
Mountains and Foothills late tonight. Peak wind gusts will
increase into the 75 to 85 mph range, with the strongest winds
expected to occur north of the I-70 Corridor, from timberline
downward across the higher slopes and exposed ridges of the
foothills. Travel will be hazardous over the high mountains
passes, and along wind prone areas of the foothills, including
Coal Creek Canyon, the Peak to Peak Highway, and Highway 287
between Fort Collins and the Wyoming border. Areas of blowing snow
and reduced visibilities can also be expected in locations that
have seen recent snowfall. There will also be some light snow in
the northern mountains, but accumulations should be less than 2

Across the plains, dry conditions will prevail. There will be a
few spots that see gusty winds up to 40 mph next to the foothills
and Wyoming border late tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

The strong winds in the Front Range mountains and foothills will
ease during the day Saturday only to strengthen again Saturday
night. Wind gusts from 65 to 80 mph will be possible in areas
prone to high winds, such as open terrain above timberline and
east slopes of the Front Range generally above 9000 feet. The
strongest gusts will likely be found in Larimer County. These
fierce mountain winds may produce near whiteout conditions at
times in open areas with the recent snowfall.

After a dry and very mild weekend, another Pacific storm system
is expected to bring snow and much colder temperatures to the
outlook area Monday and Tuesday. It`s possible that temperatures
on the plains Tuesday may not reach the 20 degree mark. Snow
amounts with this storm still remain uncertain at this time. Dry
and warmer weather should then return to the outlook area
Wednesday and Thursday.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight. However,
any reports of strong winds would be appreciated.


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