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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
554 AM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

COZ030>051-161300-
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-
554 AM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A RIBBON OF MOIST PACIFIC AIR...A STRONG JET STREAM AND AN UPPER
LEVEL WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL PASS OVER THE OUTLOOK AREA TODAY
BRINGING SNOW...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES...AND GUSTY WEST WINDS TO
THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS. THE GUSTY WINDS WILL LIKELY
PRODUCE PERIODS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ON THE HIGH PASSES
AND RIDGES THROUGH THIS EVENING. MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL SEE 5 TO 12
INCHES OF SNOW BY LATE THIS EVENING...WITH 4 TO 7 INCHES ON THE
HIGH VALLEY FLOORS. EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS...THE PASSAGE OF AN
ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO FALL TO SINGLE
DIGITS BY MID-AFTERNOON. THE PASSING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND
UPSLOPE FLOW ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO PRODUCE PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW
ON THE PLAINS. ACCUMULATIONS BY EVENING WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 3
INCHES ALONG THE FOOTHILLS AND PALMER DIVIDE...TO LESS THAN AN
INCH FARTHER OUT ON THE PLAINS. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO END IN MOST
AREAS BY LATE THIS EVENING WITH SKIES GRADUALLY CLEARING
OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THERE WILL BE A STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW PATTERN ACROSS NORTHERN
COLORADO THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT BUILDS ALONG THE
WEST COAST. THIS WILL RESULT IN A SLOW WARMING AND DRYING TREND
THROUGH THE PERIOD. GUSTY WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE HIGH
MOUNTAIN PASSES AND EAST SLOPES AT TIMES WITH SPEEDS UP TO 50 MPH.

THE NEXT DISTURBANCE WILL APPROACH THE MOUNTAINS ON THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY FOR A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT. HOWEVER
REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

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BAKER/ENTREKIN



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