Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1228 PM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...MORE SNOW HEADED TO COLORADO...

.The first storm to affect the Colorado high country will wind
down by 6 PM today. Between now and 6 PM brief moderate to heavy
snow showers are possible along the I-70 corridor and northern
mountains. Travelers across the high mountains passes should
continue to be prepared for reduced visibility and slow,
hazardous winter travel conditions associated with the snow
showers this afternoon into this evening.

Another storm system will bring colder temperatures and more
widespread snowfall all the way down onto the plains Friday night
and Saturday. This storm will have potential to bring significant
snow accumulations up to a foot over the foothills of Boulder and
Jefferson counties, and across the Palmer Divide. This may impact
travel across those areas as temperatures drop into the 20s. A
few inches of snow will be possible in lower elevations including
the Denver metro area. Snow accumulation on trees that have
already leafed out may result in broken tree limbs and scattered
power outages. Stay tuned to the National Weather Service or your
local news media for the latest updates on this spring storm.

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West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
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 East Slopes Park and Northern Gore
Ranges, Gore Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, 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
1228 PM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...Brief moderate to heave snow this afternoon, decreasing
  by 6 PM.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 3 inches additional accumulation.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35
  mph. Visibility may be reduced to one quarter mile in the
  heavier snow showers.

* IMPACTS...Colder temperatures will allow snow to accumulate on
  roads across the high country. Travelers headed into the
  Colorado high country should be prepared for winter travel
  conditions. Traction and chain laws may be enacted over the high
  mountain passes.

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 and limited visibilities...and use caution while
driving.

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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-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Including the cities of Estes Park, Glendevey, Nederland,
Red Feather Lakes, Bailey, Central City, Evergreen, Georgetown,
Idaho Springs, Westcreek, Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa,
and Larkspur
1228 PM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...Snow will develop by Friday evening and may be heavy
  at times Friday night into Saturday morning. Snow will
  decrease Saturday afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Up to 1 foot possible.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph, with the
  strongest winds on the plains. Visibility may be reduced to a
  quarter mile in heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...Roads will likely become snow and slush covered with
  the onset of heavier snow Friday evening. Hazardous travel
  conditions are expected to last into Saturday. Wet snow may
  also accumulate on already leafed out trees, resulting in
  broken tree limbs and scattered power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
the latest forecasts.

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Schlatter/Gimmestad



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