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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
511 PM MST TUE DEC 23 2014

COZ030>051-250015-
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-
511 PM MST TUE DEC 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

NORTHERLY WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH THE EVENING. A FEW AREAS MAY STILL SEE
SOME WIND GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH EARLY IN THE EVENING. OTHERWISE...SKIES
WILL BE MOSTLY CLEAR WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING TO THE TEENS AND
UPPER SINGLE DIGITS ON THE PLAINS...AND TO BELOW ZERO IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

AFTER A MILD AND DRY WEDNESDAY UNDER A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE...WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO TURN COLDER AND
SNOWY ACROSS THE HIGH COUNTRY ON CHRISTMAS DAY WITH A STORM
SYSTEM MOVING IN FROM UTAH. EAST OF THE FRONT RANGE...DRY...
BREEZY AND MILD CONDITIONS CHRISTMAS MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO
GIVE WAY TO CLOUDY AND COLDER CONDITIONS LATE IN THE DAY WITH
THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT. NORTHERN SECTIONS OF THE HIGH PLAINS
COULD SEE SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DEVELOPING DURING THE
AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW
ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. ON THE PLAINS...SNOW WILL BECOME LIKELY
THURSDAY EVENING TOGETHER WITH GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS. LATEST
INDICATIONS SUGGEST THAT AREAS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE AND PALMER
DIVIDE..INCLUDING PORTIONS OF THE DENVER METRO AREA COULD SEE AT
LEAST 3 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATING BY FRIDAY MORNING...WITH
LESSER AMOUNTS FARTHER OUT ON THE PLAINS. LIGHT SNOWFALL MAY
LINGER ALONG THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE FRIDAY
MORNING WITH LITTLE IF ANY ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION. FRIDAY WILL
BE A COLD AND WINDY DAY FOR THE PLAINS.

FOR THE WEEKEND...THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS COULD SEE SNOW RETURNING
ON SUNDAY WITH ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM...WITH DRY CONDITIONS AND
BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES PREVAILING ELSEWHERE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT.

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