Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
547 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

COZ030>051-021300-
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-
547 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...PROLONGED WINTER STORM WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST
TODAY AND THEN STRENGTHEN OVER SOUTHEAST COLORADO THIS EVENING.
SNOW WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD ACROSS
THE AREA BY THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
EVENING AND SLOWLY DECREASE LATE TONIGHT. ROADS CONDITIONS WILL
DETERIORATE LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. IF COMMUTING THIS
MORNING...EXPECT MUCH WORSE CONDITIONS FOR YOUR RETURN TRIP HOME.

NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
TODAY...WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 POSSIBLE STARTING LATE THIS
AFTERNOON. THIS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES ON THE HIGH PLAINS.

TOTAL SNOWFALL TODAY AND TONIGHT IS EXPECTED TO BE 6 TO 12 INCHES
ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS LIKELY NEAR THE
FOOTHILLS AND PALMER DIVIDE. FOR THE FOOTHILLS AND EAST SLOPES OF
THE MOUNTAINS...10 TO 24 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE BY
TUESDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THE LARGE AND POWERFUL PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM OVER COLORADO TODAY
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST ACROSS KANSAS ON TUESDAY RESULTING IN A
STEADY REDUCTION ON SNOWFALL AND WINDS ACROSS THE AREA. ADDITIONAL
SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE LIGHT AND CONFINED MAINLY TO THE MOUNTAINS
AND PALMER DIVIDE. NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH ON THE PLAINS
TUESDAY MORNING WILL ALSO PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW MAINLY ALONG THE I-70 CORRIDOR EAST OF DENVER. DRY
WEATHER WILL THEN RETURN TO THE OUTLOOK AREA ON WEDNESDAY WITH A
COOL AND MODERATELY STRONG NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT. TEMPERATURES
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WILL CONTINUE WELL BELOW AVERAGE. ON
THURSDAY A WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL BRUSH THE AREA BRINGING A
FEW LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS TO THE HIGH COUNTRY LATE IN THE DAY. IT
WILL BE DRY AND WARMER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...THEN IT MAY TURN
COLDER WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SUNDAY WITH THE PASSAGE OF AN ALBERTA
CLIPPER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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MEIER/BAKER


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