Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
358 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017
...Winter Storm Watch for the mountains, southern foothills and
Palmer Divide from midnight Thursday night to noon on Friday...
A spring storm will bring much needed precipitation to northeast
and north central Colorado. Precipitation is expected to develop
across the forecast area on Thursday. Decent snowfall is possible
over the mountains, foothills and Palmer Ridge Thursday night into
Friday morning. Hazardous driving conditions will develop in
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
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
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, Bailey, Central City, Evergreen, Georgetown,
Idaho Springs, Westcreek, Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa,
358 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm
Watch in effect from late Thursday evening through Friday
* TIMING...Snow will increase in intensity over the mountains,
southern foothills and Palmer Ridge late Thursday evening into
Friday morning. The heaviest snowfall is likely from just after
midnight Thursday night to just after dawn Friday morning.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...7 to 15 inches over the high mountains and
southern foothills with 6 to 11 inches over the Palmer Ridge.
Snowfall rates up to two inches per hour are possible in the
mountains and southern foothills early Friday morning.
* WIND/VISIBILITY...Northerly winds are expected at 30 mph with
gusts to 45 mph over the Palmer Ridge late Thursday night and
Friday morning. Speeds will be much lighter in the mountains and
foothills with gusts up to 20 mph at best. Visibilities could be
under one quarter of a mile in the windiest areas.
* IMPACTS...Heavy snow, strong winds and poor visibilities will
create hazardous winter driving conditions. Roads will be icy
and snow packed.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.