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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1054 AM MST MON DEC 5 2016

COZ030>051-061800-
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-
1054 AM MST MON DEC 5 2016

SNOW AND VERY COLD AIR TO IMPACT COLORADO STARTING TUESDAY
AFTERNOON

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WESTERLY WINDS OF 2O TO 40 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH CAN BE
EXPECTED OVER THE HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES AND FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL ALSO DEVELOP OVER
THE NORTHEAST PLAINS BY LATER THIS MORNING WITH SPEEDS UP TO 40
MPH POSSIBLE. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE IN MOST AREAS OF THE
FOOTHILLS AND PLAINS BY LATER THIS EVENING WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE
COLD FRONT THIS EVENING AND A SHIFT TO NORTH-NORTHWEST WINDS.

OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
TODAY ALONG AND NEAR THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ABOVE 7000 FEET
ELEVATION THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON WITH ACCUMULATIONS FROM A
TRACE TO 2 INCHES. THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD DECREASE LATER THIS
EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL BRING COLDER TEMPERATURES AND ACCUMULATING
SNOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A PERIOD OF HEAVIER SNOW WILL LIKELY OCCUR
TUESDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY OVER THE MOUNTAINS. 5 TO 12 INCHES MAY
FALL OVER THE MOUNTAINS WHILE 2 TO 4 INCHES MAY FALL OVER THE
PLAINS. THE BIG IMPACT WILL BE COLDER TEMPERATURES, ESPECIALLY
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN SKIES CLEAR, WITH READINGS 20
TO 30 DEGREES COLDER THAN AVERAGE.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY WILL WARM BACK UP TO NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. THE MOUNTAINS WILL CONTINUE TO SEE SOME LIGHT SNOW
ACCUMULATION THROUGH THE WEEK, WITH ANOTHER SYSTEM TO BRING A
BETTER CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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