Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
501 AM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

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
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
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
501 AM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

...Strong and Gusty Winds Will Continue in the Mountains and
...High Fire Danger for Part of the High Plains on Sunday...

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong and gusty west winds of 35 to 55 mph will continue in the
mountains and higher Front Range foothills today. Gusty northwest
winds of 20 to 35 mph will be expected on the plains near the
foothills and up along the Wyoming border this morning. This
afternoon, winds will shift to the south and possibly gust to
around 25 mph along the Palmer Divide. These gusty winds will
combine with low humidity and mild temperatures to elevate the
rangeland fire danger in Elbert and Lincoln Counties. Tonight
Chinook winds are likely to become quite strong and gusty again in
the Front Range mountains and foothills where gusts of 50 to 85
mph are likely in areas prone to high winds.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

The strong winds in the Front Range mountains and foothills will
continue through Sunday morning and then decreasing by afternoon.
Wind gusts from 65 to 80 mph will be possible in areas prone to
high winds, such as open terrain above timberline and east slopes
of the Front Range generally above 9000 feet. The strongest gusts
will likely be found in higher areas of Boulder and Larimer
counties. These fierce mountain winds may produce near whiteout
conditions at times in open areas with the recent snowfall.
Elevated fire danger is expected over the Palmer Divide Sunday
afternoon with low humidities and gusty southwest winds.

After a dry and very mild weekend, another Pacific storm system
is expected to bring snow and much colder temperatures to the
outlook area Monday and Tuesday. It`s possible that temperatures
on the plains Tuesday may not reach the 20 degree mark. Snow
amounts with this storm still remain uncertain at this time. Dry
and warmer weather should then return to the outlook area
Wednesday and Thursday.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight. However,
any reports of strong winds would be appreciated.


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