Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1021 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

COZ030>051-281730-
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-
1021 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH FIRE DANGER ON THE PLAINS...SOUTHEAST OF DENVER TODAY...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Warmer temperatures, strengthening southwest winds, and low
humidities will create high fire danger on the plains south of
Interstate 70 today. Winds will gust as high a 35 mph in that
area, with lighter winds across northeastern Colorado.

In the mountains there will be some light snow showers developing
this afternoon. Snow will become likely by this evening and
continue overnight. There will also be wind gusts up to 50 mph
over the higher mountains, which will create areas of blowing and
drifting snow.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

Snow along with gusty winds will continue in the mountains
through Tuesday night. Areas along and west of the Continental
Divide could receive a total of  5 to 10 inches through that
time, with locally higher amounts in the area around Rabbit Ears
Pass. A cold frontal passage across the plains in Tuesday
afternoon will allow for light snow, 2 inches or less or occur,
mainly around and to the southeast of Denver into the evening.

Strong winds are expected late Tuesday night and Wednesday in the
foothills, along the Cheyenne Ridge and over the northeast
plains. Gusts up to 35 mph are expected over the northeast plains,
with gusts of 45 to 60 mph along the foothills and Cheyenne Ridge.

Dry and warmer weather will then return to the outlook area
Thursday through the weekend as high pressure builds into the
region from the west.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$



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