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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
603 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

COZ030>051-091315-
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-
603 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

...ARCTIC COLD FOR ONE MORE DAY...
...MORE ROUNDS OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW HEADED FOR THE
MOUNTAINS...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WILL ONLY MODERATE
SLIGHTLY TODAY AN ARCTIC AIRMASS HOLDS OVER THE FORECAST AREA. IF
VENTURING OUTDOORS BE SURE TO DRESS IN SEVERAL LAYERS OF WARM
CLOTHING...INCLUDING HATS AND GLOVES.

IN THE MOUNTAINS...AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS
AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING AND THEN BECOME WIDESPREAD AND
HEAVIER TONIGHT. SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION CAN BE
EXPECTED IN ELEVATIONS ABOVE 9000 FEET...WITH THE HEAVIEST
SNOWFALL OCCURRING IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL
PARK AND RABBIT EARS PASS NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING BORDER. WINDS
WILL ALSO INCREASE WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR MORE ABOVE
TIMBERLINE...PRODUCING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW...REDUCED VISIBILITIES...AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND PERIODS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CONTINUE
IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY
NEXT WEEK. A WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVING OVER THE STATE SATURDAY
MAY BRING THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OF THE WEEKEND TO THE MOUNTAINS WITH
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ON THE
PLAINS...DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL WITH MODERATING TEMPERATURES
AND GUSTY WINDS AT TIMES INTO SATURDAY. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE SATURDAY AS THE WEATHER DISTURBANCE
MOVES OUT ONTO THE PLAINS. ANOTHER ARCTIC COLD FRONT MOVING INTO
THE STATE TUESDAY WILL BRING MORE COLD AIR INTO THE REGION.

PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY SHOULD
REMAIN ALERT TO THE LATEST FORECASTS THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
REPORTS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL BE
APPRECIATED.

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