Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
837 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...WINTER STORM MOVING INTO COLORADO TONIGHT...

.A SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL BE MOVING OVER COLORADO FROM THIS
EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...CAUSING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IN
THE MOUNTAINS AND FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS. THE PALMER DIVIDE...IN
DOUGLAS COUNTY SOUTH OF DENVER...WILL ALSO SEE MODERATE TO HEAVY
SNOWFALL AT TIMES DURING THIS SAME PERIOD. THE NORTHEAST COLORADO
PLAINS WILL SEE LESS SNOW ACCUMULATION OR JUST A MIX OF RAIN AND
SNOW DUE TO WARMER TEMPERATURES.

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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
837 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT.
  THE HIGHER INTENSITY SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR LATE TONIGHT
  AND FRIDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 20 INCHES WITH THE
  HIGHER AMOUNTS EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL MOSTLY REMAIN LESS THAN 20 MPH.
  VISIBILITIES WILL DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES IN THE
  HEAVIER SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...WET SNOW ACCUMULATING ON BRANCHES AND POWER LINES
  COULD LEAD TO TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES. ROADS MAY BECOME
  SLUSHY OR SNOW COVERED DURING THE NIGHTTIME HOURS. ACCUMULATION
  ON ROADS AND HIGHWAYS WILL BE LOWER DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS DUE
  TO THE HIGHER SUN ANGLE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION...POOR
VISIBILITIES IN HEAVY SNOWFALL AND POOR WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. HIGH COUNTRY TRAVEL IS LIKELY TO BE
IMPACTED BY THIS STORM.

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ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CASTLE ROCK...ELBERT...FONDIS...KIOWA...
LARKSPUR
837 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE PALMER DIVIDE AREA
  OF DOUGLAS AND ELBERT COUNTIES THIS EVENING AND CHANGE TO ALL
  SNOW BY MIDNIGHT. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY
  EVENING...ALTHOUGH DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS FRIDAY PRECIPITATION
  COULD REVERT TO A RAIN-SNOW MIX DUE TO WARMER TEMPERATURES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ANYWHERE FROM 6 TO 12 INCHES BY LATE
  FRIDAY EVENING.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. VISIBILITIES COULD
  DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...WET HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATING ON BRANCHES AND POWER
  LINES COULD LEAD TO TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES. ROADS MAY
  BECOME SLUSHY AND POSSIBLY SNOW COVERED TONIGHT AND AGAIN
  FRIDAY EVENING. DUE TO THE HIGHER SUN ANGLE THIS TIME OF YEAR
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS MAY NOT SEE MUCH IF ANY SNOW ACCUMULATION
  DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS ON FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS OVERNIGHT AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. SLOW DOWN AND
USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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