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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
530 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

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-
530 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED IN AND NEAR THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND
PALMER DIVIDE LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY BY AFTERNOON IN THE
MOUNTAINS AND IN THE NORTHERN FOOTHILLS NEAR THE WYOMING BORDER.
THE SNOW WILL THEN SPREAD SOUTH EARLY THIS EVENING AND COVER MUCH
OF THE AREA. HEAVY SNOW MAY OCCUR AT TIMES IN AND NEAR THE
FOOTHILLS FROM THE WYOMING BORDER SOUTHWARD TO FORT COLLINS AND INTO
BOULDER AND THE WESTERN SUBURBS OF DENVER.

A STORM SYSTEM OVER UTAH WILL MOVE ACROSS COLORADO TONIGHT AND
WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INCLEMENT WEATHER.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WELL INTO FRIDAY BUT WILL DECREASE IN
COVERAGE AND INTENSITY BY THE AFTERNOON. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
BY MIDDAY FRIDAY WILL RANGE FROM 8 TO 14 INCHES IN THE FRONT
RANGE FOOTHILLS...6 TO 12 INCHES OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
AND PALMER DIVIDE...4 TO 10 INCHES OVER THE URBAN CORRIDOR...WITH
2 TO 6 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAIN VALLEYS AND OVER THE REST OF THE
PLAINS.

ON SATURDAY WITH WILL BE A LITTLE WARMER WITH A DRIER NORTHWEST TO
WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT OVER THE REGION. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO RETURN
TO THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY...SPREADING INTO THE NORTHEAST PLAINS
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. IT WILL BE MUCH COLDER ON MONDAY AS THIS
NEXT SYSTEM WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A MUCH COLDER ARCTIC AIRMASS.
IT WILL BE DRIER ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BUT THE FRIGID
TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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