Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
247 PM MST SAT FEB 21 2015

COZ038-042>044-212315-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
INCLUDING...FORT COLLINS...HEREFORD...LOVELAND...NUNN...
BRIGGSDALE...GROVER...PAWNEE BUTTES...RAYMER...STONEHAM...EATON...
FORT LUPTON...GREELEY...ROGGEN...BRUSH...FORT MORGAN...GOODRICH...
WIGGINS
247 PM MST SAT FEB 21 2015

.NOW...
A WIDENING BAND OF HEAVY SNOWFALL IN THE VICINITY OF A ARCTIC
COLD FRONT IN THE LONGMONT TO GREELEY AREA WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
SOUTH ALONG CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE I-25 CORRIDOR. SNOWFALLRATES
OF 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOURS WERE BEING REPORTED WITH THIS HEAVY
SNOW BAND. THIS BAND OF SNOW SHOULD MOVE INTO NORTHERN PORTIONS
OF THE DENVER METRO AREA BETWEEN 3 AND 3:30 PM. ALSO EXPECT GUSTY
NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH AND A SUDDEN DROP IN TEMPERATURES
WITH THE PASSAGE OF THIS FRONT. MOTORISTS SHOULD ANTICIPATE POOR
VISIBILITIES AND RAPIDLY DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS.

$$

COZ039-040-045-212315-
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-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
INCLUDING...ARVADA...BOULDER...GOLDEN...LAKEWOOD...LONGMONT...
AURORA...BRIGHTON...CITY OF DENVER...
DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...HIGHLANDS RANCH...LITTLETON...
PARKER...BENNETT...BYERS...DEER TRAIL...LEADER
247 PM MST SAT FEB 21 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL UP AGAINST THE FOOTHILLS WILL SPREAD
EASTWARD ACROSS THE GREATER DENVER METRO AREA WITH THE PASSAGE OF
AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SOUTH ACROSS
THE METRO AREA BETWEEN 3:30 AND 4:30 PM. WITH ITS PASSAGE EXPECT
A RAPID INCREASE IN SNOWFALL WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
PER HOUR...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH...AND A SUDDEN
DROP IN TEMPERATURES. MOTORISTS SHOULD ANTICIPATE RAPID
DETERIORATION IN ROAD CONDITIONS.

$$

COZ041-046-212315-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
INCLUDING...CASTLE ROCK...ELBERT...FONDIS...KIOWA...LARKSPUR...
AGATE...HUGO...LIMON...MATHESON
247 PM MST SAT FEB 21 2015

.NOW...
BANDS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND GRAUPEL SHOWERS MOVING
EASTWARD OVER DOUGLAS AND ELBERT COUNTIES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES
TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AND POTENTIALLY PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE HEAVIER SHOWERS COULD PRODUCE SNOWFALL
RATESUP TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED
TO MOVE SOUTH ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE I-25 URBAN CORRIDOR
BY AROUND 4:30 PM.

$$

COZ033>036-212315-
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-
INCLUDING...CAMERON PASS...LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...
RABBIT EARS RANGE...ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...
WILLOW CREEK PASS...BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...
EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...
EISENHOWER TUNNEL...INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...
MOUNT EVANS...WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK...
ESTES PARK...GLENDEVEY...NEDERLAND...RED FEATHER LAKES...BAILEY...
CENTRAL CITY...EVERGREEN...GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...WESTCREEK
247 PM MST SAT FEB 21 2015

.NOW...
SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY IN
THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. SNOWFALL
RATES OF 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR OCCURRING IN THE NORTHERN
FOOTHILLS WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS WEST AND SOUTHWEST
OF DENVER AFTER 4 PM. MOTORISTS SHOULD ANTICIPATE RAPIDLY
DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND POOR VISIBILITIES WITH THE
HEAVIER SNOW BANDS.

$$

COZ030-032-037-212315-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
INCLUDING...GOULD...NORTH PARK...RAND...SPICER...WALDEN...
DILLON...FRASER...GRANBY...GRAND LAKE...HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS...
KREMMLING...FAIRPLAY...HARTSEL...LAKE GEORGE...SOUTH PARK
247 PM MST SAT FEB 21 2015

.NOW...
THE MOUNTAIN VALLEYS WILL SEE A STEADY INCREASE IN SNOWFALL LIGHT
TO MODERATE SNOWFALL NOW THROUGH 5 PM. SNOWFALL RATES UP TO 3/4
INCH PER HOUR WILL OCCUR WITH THE HEAVIER SHOWERS.

$$

COZ031-212315-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING...EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...
GORE PASS...RABBIT EARS PASS
247 PM MST SAT FEB 21 2015

.NOW...
THE GORE AND PARK RANGES WILL SEE A STEADY INCREASE IN SNOWFALL
THROUGH 5 PM. SNOWFALL RATES UP TO 1 INCH PER HOUR CAN BE
EXPECTED WITH THE HEAVIER SHOWERS.

$$
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