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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1043 AM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

COZ030>051-211745-
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-
1043 AM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE HIGHER VALLEYS...FOOTHILLS AND
ADJACENT PLAINS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL INCREASE IN THE MOUNTAINS BY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE
THROUGH TONIGHT WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE.
ELSEWHERE THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON BEHIND A COLD FRONT. SNOW SHOULD BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD
AT LOWER ELEVATIONS BY MID TO LATE EVENING CONTINUING OVERNIGHT
WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE PLAINS AND 2 TO 4
INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A STORM SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE GREAT BASIN OVER THE WEEKEND
RESULTING IN SNOW AND COLDER TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF COLORADO.
THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT WITH POTENTIAL SNOWFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH
PER HOUR. SNOW WILL CONTINUE ON SUNDAY HOWEVER THE HEAVIER
AMOUNTS WILL BE MORE LOCALIZED AND NOT AS WIDESPREAD.

THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR 7 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW OVER MUCH OF
THE AREA WITH UPWARDS OF 2 FEET POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER FRONT
RANGE FOOTHILLS AND PALMER DIVIDE BY EARLY MONDAY. EXPECT AMOUNTS
UNDER 6 INCHES OVER THE FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS. THE SNOW WILL
LINGER INTO SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE DRYING AND WARMER AGAIN BY MONDAY
AND TUESDAY. EXPECT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ALONG WITH POTENTIAL ROAD CLOSURES OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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