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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1022 AM MST WED FEB 25 2015

COZ030>051-261730-
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-
1022 AM MST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNINGS FOR THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DENVER METRO AREA...PALMER
DIVIDE...AND MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CHANGE RAPIDLY THIS AFTERNOON FOLLOWING
THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT THAT HAS ALREADY MOVED INTO THE
DENVER AREA. SNOW WILL LIKELY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES IN AND RIGHT
NEXT TO THE FOOTHILLS BY 1 TO 2 PM...STARTING FIRST IN THE
NORTHERN FOOTHILLS AND THEN SPREADING ONTO THE NEARBY ADJACENT
PLAINS. ONCE THE SNOW DEVELOPS...EXPECT A RAPID DETERIORATION IN
TRAVEL CONDITIONS WHICH WILL LIKELY IMPACT THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING RUSH WITH SLOW AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. DRY ROADS
MAY RAPIDLY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY IN THE HEAVIER SNOW AREAS.
THERE MAY ALSO BE SIGNIFICANT VARIATIONS IN SNOWFALL AND ROAD
CONDITIONS GIVEN THE LOCALIZED NATURE OF THE HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS
ANTICIPATED THROUGH THIS EVENING.

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED FOR THE
FOOTHILLS BY LATE TONIGHT...AND 3 TO 8 INCHES IN THE DENVER METRO
AREA WITH THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS IN THE WESTERN SUBURBS AND
SOUTH OF DENVER TOWARDS MONUMENT. FARTHER NORTH AND EAST TOWARD
FORT COLLINS...GREELEY...AND LIMON ACCUMULATIONS WILL MOSTLY RANGE
BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES. SIGNIFICANT VARIATIONS ARE POSSIBLE...SO
STAY TUNED FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL LINGER OVER THE MOUNTAINS...FOOTHILLS AND
ADJACENT PLAINS ON THURSDAY WITH MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES
THAT WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON THE PLAINS
MAY ONLY BE IN THE UPPER TEENS AND LOWER 20S THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ON THURSDAY OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS WILL BE LIGHT
WITH HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS CLOSER TO THE FOOTHILLS. HIGHER
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS COULD SEE ANYWHERE FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES BY
THURSDAY EVENING WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER THE HIGHER
MOUNTAIN PASSES.

LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH
A FEW INCHES OF ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION EACH DAY. CONTINUED COLD
TEMPERATURES AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW WILL BE THE RULE ACROSS
THE NORTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS AS WELL.

EARLY NEXT WEEK...AN INCREASE IN SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS IS POSSIBLE
AS ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM MOVES IN. TEMPERATURES ON THE PLAINS WILL
BE SLIGHTLY WARMER BUT WILL STILL BE COOLER THAN NORMAL FOR THE
FIRST WEEK OF MARCH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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