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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1024 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...SNOW INTENSIFYING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING...

.A SLOW MOVING AND STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM THE
FOUR CORNERS REGION 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
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL
DETERIORATE WITH THE ONSET OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL...SO BE PREPARED
FOR SLOW AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING COMMUTE.

NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
TODAY...WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 POSSIBLE STARTING LATE THIS
AFTERNOON. 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.

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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
1024 AM 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 THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 22 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 THIS
  AFTERNOON. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE ON
  SOME SECONDARY ROADS 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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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
1024 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...7 TO 13 INCHES. THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS WILL
  FAVOR LOCATIONS CLOSER TO THE FOOTHILLS...AS WELL AS THE PALMER
  DIVIDE AREA EASTWARD INTO LINCOLN AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 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 THIS AFTERNOON AS SNOW
  INTENSIFIES AND ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED. SOME RURAL ROADS 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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