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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1114 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

COZ030>051-021815-
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-
1114 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS A
DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST FROM THE FOUR CORNERS ALONG
THE COLORADO/NEW MEXICO BORDER. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE
WITH THE ONSET OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL...WITH A SLOW AND SLICK LATE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE.

NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS...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. ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE
POSSIBLE ON THE EASTERN PLAINS TONIGHT.

TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH TONIGHT IS EXPECTED TO BE 6 TO 12 INCHES
ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS LIKELY NEAR THE
FOOTHILLS...AS WELL AS FROM THE PALMER DIVIDE EASTWARD INTO
LINCOLN AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES. FOR THE FOOTHILLS AND EAST
SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS...10 TO 22 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE BY TUESDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THE PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM OVER COLORADO TODAY WILL TRACK ACROSS
THE CENTRAL PLAINS ON TUESDAY WITH DECREASING SNOWFALL AND WINDS
OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO. ADDITIONAL SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE LIGHT
AND PRIMARILY OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND PALMER DIVIDE. NORTH WINDS AT
25 TO 35 MPH ON THE PLAINS TUESDAY MORNING WILL CONTINUE PRODUCING
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS THE HIGHWAYS TO THE EAST
AND NORTHEAST OF DENVER.

DRY WEATHER WILL RETURN TO NORTHEAST COLORADO ON WEDNESDAY AS COOL
AND MODERATELY STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT DEVELOPS. TEMPERATURES
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WILL CONTINUE WELL BELOW AVERAGE. ON
THURSDAY...A WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL BRUSH THE AREA
BRINGING SOME SNOW SHOWERS TO THE HIGH COUNTRY LATE IN THE DAY. IT
WILL BE DRY AND WARMER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...BEFORE TURNING COLDER
WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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