Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
441 AM MDT Wed May 17 2017

...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A strong spring storm will drop south across the Great Basin
Wednesday night and Thursday. It then moves slowly east across
Colorado Thursday night and Friday. Significant snow is expected
with this storm if it continues on the current forecasted track.
If the storm track moves further North, then the Southern Front
Range Foothills may receive much less snowfall.

This storm is expected to bring rain and possibly snow to the
Urban Corridor including the Denver Metro area. The coldest air
and best chance for snow is expected to be Thursday night and
Friday for the Denver area. Significant snow for the Denver area
can`t be ruled out at this time.

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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-
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,
and Winter Park
441 AM MDT Wed May 17 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM
MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening
to 6 PM MDT Friday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in
effect.

* TIMING...Snow is expected to begin Wednesday evening and
  continue through Friday afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 2 feet of snow expected with up to 3
  feet on favored east slopes, including Rocky Mountain National
  Park.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...Visibility will fall below a quarter mile in
  heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...Roads will likely become snow and slush covered. Wet
  snow may accumulate on leafed out trees, resulting in broken
  tree limbs and power outages.

 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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Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Including the cities of Estes Park, Glendevey, Nederland,
and Red Feather Lakes
441 AM MDT Wed May 17 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from midnight tonight
to 6 PM MDT Friday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Rain is expected to change to snow Wednesday evening
  as cold air moves into the area. Snow is expected to continue
  through Friday afternoon before it dissipates.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 2 feet of snow with up to 3 feet on
  favored east slopes.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...Visibility will fall below a quarter mile in
  heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...Roads will likely become snow and slush covered. Wet
  snow may accumulate on leafed out trees, resulting in broken
  tree limbs and power outages.

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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Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Including the cities of Bailey, Central City, Evergreen,
Georgetown, Idaho Springs, and Westcreek
441 AM MDT Wed May 17 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...Rain is expected to change to snow Wednesday night as
  cold air moves into the area. Snow is expected to continue
  through Friday afternoon before it dissipates.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 to 20 inches possible.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...Visibility will fall below a quarter mile in
  heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...Roads will likely become snow and slush covered. Wet
  snow may accumulate on leafed out trees, resulting in broken
  tree limbs and power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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