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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1038 AM MDT TUE APR 26 2016

COZ030>051-270445-
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-
1038 AM MDT TUE APR 26 2016

...AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN IN STORE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A COLD FRONT TODAY WILL RESULT IN COOLER TEMPERATURES...A LOT OF
CLOUDS AND A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ALONG WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. IF
STORMS DEVELOP SMALL HAIL MAY BE POSSIBLE.  THE MOUNTAINS WILL
CONTINUE TO SEE AREAS OF SNOW TODAY AND TONIGHT. LATE TONIGHT
THERE WILL BE SOME DRYING AND CLEARING CONDITIONS IN EASTERN
COLORADO. IT WILL BE SLIGHTLY WARMER ON WEDNESDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL LINGER IN THE HIGH COUNTRY AND A FEW LIGHT
RAIN SHOWERS WILL SKIRT ACROSS THE FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS OF
COLORADO ON WEDNESDAY. NORTH AND WEST FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES AND
HIGHER PASSES COULD PICK UP ANOTHER INCH OR TWO OF SNOW BY
EVENING. OTHERWISE IT WILL BE DRIER DAY WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
DOWNSLOPING OFF THE FOOTHILLS AND CHEYENNE RIDGE. WINDS COULD GUST
30 TO 40 MPH ON THE PLAINS DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON
HOURS.

BY THURSDAY...A MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW IN ADVANCE OF A STORM SYSTEM
APPROACHING THE FOUR CORNERS REGION IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ON THE PLAINS AND
AREAS OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE HIGH COUNTRY. MOUNTAIN AREAS
GENERALLY SOUTH OF I-70 COULD SEE A FEW INCHES OF SNOW BY LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT. AS THIS STORM SYSTEM TRACKS ACROSS COLORADO ON
FRIDAY...PRECIPITATION SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD WITH SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE IN THE FRONT RANGE MOUNTAINS AND
FOOTHILLS...THE PRODUCT OF A MOIST UPSLOPE FLOW. AT LOWER
ELEVATIONS...TEMPERATURES MAY TURN COLD ENOUGH DURING THE DAY
FOR SNOW ACCUMULATION ON THE PALMER DIVIDE AND UP AGAINST THE
FOOTHILLS...AND A RAIN-SNOW MIX FARTHER OUT ON THE PLAINS. THERE
ARE INDICATIONS THAT SEVERAL INCHES OF WET HEAVY SNOW COULD
ACCUMULATE IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS BY SATURDAY MORNING.

SHOWER CHANCES APPEAR TO FALL OFF ON SATURDAY WITH THIS STORM
EXITING THE STATE. HOWEVER ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM ORGANIZING OVER
THE LOWER GREAT BASIN IS FORECAST TO TAKE A SIMILAR PATH ACROSS
COLORADO BRINGING MORE RAIN AND SNOW TO THE OUTLOOK AREA SUNDAY
AND MONDAY.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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RTG/BAKER



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