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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
232 PM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...SNOW INTENSIFYING THROUGH THE EVENING...

.A SLOW MOVING AND STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE EAST
ALONG THE NEW MEXICO/COLORADO BORDER AND INTO SOUTHWEST KANSAS BY
LATE TONIGHT. THIS TRACK WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO MOST
OF COLORADO.

SNOW IS INCREASING AND WILL CONTINUE TO BECOME HEAVIER THROUGH
THE EVENING HOURS. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE WITH THE
ONSET OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL...SO BE PREPARED FOR SLOW AND HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR THE EVENING COMMUTE.

NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS...WITH
GUSTS AROUND 35 POSSIBLE THROUGH TUESDAY. THIS IS EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND REDUCED
VISIBILITIES ON THE HIGH PLAINS...WITH NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE IN WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN COUNTIES TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY
MORNING. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER FROM I-25 WESTWARD.

COZ033>037-020545-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160202T1900Z/
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...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...FAIRPLAY...
HARTSEL...LAKE GEORGE...SOUTH PARK
232 PM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVIER ACROSS THE FRONT RANGE
  MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS THROUGH THE EVENING AND CONTINUE
  TONIGHT. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 18 INCHES...HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ON EAST
  FACING SLOPES OF THE FRONT RANGE.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...LIGHT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS. VISIBILITY OF
  ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER
  SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AS SNOW INTENSIFIES AND
  ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED AND ICY. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT
  DUE TO THE DEPTH OF SNOW. THE WINTER TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL
  PERSIST INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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COZ038>051-020545-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160202T1900Z/
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT COLLINS...HEREFORD...LOVELAND...
NUNN...ARVADA...BOULDER...GOLDEN...LAKEWOOD...LONGMONT...AURORA...
BRIGHTON...CITY OF DENVER...DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...
HIGHLANDS RANCH...LITTLETON...PARKER...CASTLE ROCK...ELBERT...
FONDIS...KIOWA...LARKSPUR...BRIGGSDALE...GROVER...PAWNEE BUTTES...
RAYMER...STONEHAM...EATON...FORT LUPTON...GREELEY...ROGGEN...
BRUSH...FORT MORGAN...GOODRICH...WIGGINS...BENNETT...BYERS...
DEER TRAIL...LEADER...AGATE...HUGO...LIMON...MATHESON...FORDER...
KARVAL...KUTCH...PUNKIN CENTER...CROOK...MERINO...STERLING...
PEETZ...AKRON...COPE...LAST CHANCE...OTIS...JULESBURG...OVID...
SEDGWICK...AMHERST...HAXTUN...HOLYOKE
232 PM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVIER THROUGH THIS EVENING AND
  CONTINUE TONIGHT. SNOW INTENSITY WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF LATE
  TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES. AROUND A FOOT OF SNOW IS
  POSSIBLE ON THE PALMER DIVIDE AREA INTO LINCOLN AND WASHINGTON
  COUNTIES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS
  AROUND 35 MPH ON THE EASTERN PLAINS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCUR IN RURAL AREAS WITH VISIBILITIES UNDER
  ONE QUARTER MILE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE EVENING AS
  SNOW INTENSIFIES AND ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED. SOME RURAL ROADS
  ON THE EASTERN PLAINS MAY BE BLOCKED DUE TO THE DEPTH OF FALLEN
  SNOW AND DRIFTING SNOW. HAZARDOUS WINTER TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL
  PERSIST INTO TUESDAY MORNING. ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE ON
  THE EASTERN PLAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$


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