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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
524 AM MST WED FEB 25 2015

COZ030>051-261230-
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-
524 AM MST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNINGS FOR THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DENVER METRO AREA...PALMER
DIVIDE...AND MOUNTAINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A RELATIVELY MILD START TO THE DAY WILL BE REPLACED BY SNOW AND
RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON BEHIND A
STRONG COLD FRONT. SNOW WILL LIKELY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES IN AND
RIGHT NEXT TO THE FOOTHILLS BETWEEN 2 AND 5 PM...STARTING FIRST IN
THE NORTHERN FOOTHILLS AND THEN SPREADING ONTO THE NEARBY
ADJACENT PLAINS. ONCE THE SNOW DEVELOPS...EXPECT A RAPID
DETERIORATION IN TRAVEL CONDITIONS WHICH WILL LIKELY IMPACT THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING RUSH WITH SLOW AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS. DRY ROADS MAY RAPIDLY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY IN THE
HEAVIER SNOW AREAS. THERE MAY ALSO BE SIGNIFICANT VARIATIONS IN
SNOWFALL AND ROAD CONDITIONS GIVEN THE LOCALIZED NATURE OF THE
HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS ANTICIPATED THROUGH THIS EVENING.

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED FOR THE
FOOTHILLS BY LATE TONIGHT...AND 3 TO 8 INCHES IN THE DENVER METRO
AREA WITH THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS IN THE WESTERN SUBURBS.
FARTHER NORTH AND EAST TOWARD FORT COLLINS...GREELEY...AND LIMON
ACCUMULATIONS WILL MOSTLY RANGE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES.
SIGNIFICANT VARIATIONS ARE POSSIBLE...SO STAY TUNED FOR THE LATEST
UPDATES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL LINGER OVER THE MOUNTAINS...FOOTHILLS AND
ADJACENT PLAINS ON THURSDAY WITH MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES
THAT WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON THE PLAINS
MAY ONLY BE IN THE UPPER TEENS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH OVERNIGHT
LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON
THURSDAY SHOULD BE LESS THAN A COUPLE INCHES ON THE PLAINS AND
LESS THAN 3 TO 5 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

A SLOWLY DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM OVER THE GREAT BASIN OVER
THE WEEKEND WILL KEEP MOIST WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT OVER COLORADO.
THIS WILL CONTINUE PRODUCING LIGHT SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH A
FEW INCHES OF ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION EACH DAY. CONTINUED COLD
TEMPERATURES AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW WILL BE THE RULE ACROSS
THE NORTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS.

EARLY NEXT WEEK...THE STORM SYSTEM OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL MOVE
TOWARDS COLORADO...BRINGING AN INCREASE IN SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS.
TEMPERATURES ON THE PLAINS WILL BE SLIGHTLY WARMER BUT WILL STILL
BE COOLER THAN NORMAL FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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BARJENBRUCH/DANKERS


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