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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1044 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

Jackson County Below 9000 Feet-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
Grand and Summit Counties Below 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-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-
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield
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
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1044 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Wintery Mix to Impact Portions of Northeast Colorado Tonight...

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Another weather disturbance will move into the area this afternoon
and evening, making snow showers more numerous across the
mountains. Snow will spread onto the plains this evening, possibly
beginning early enough to affect rush hour. Over the northeastern
sections of the plains, roughly east and northeast of Fort
Morgan, areas of freezing drizzle can be expected Friday evening,
before turning to snow overnight. Areas further west towards
Denver may also see brief periods of freezing drizzle Friday

An inch or two of snow is expected along the I-25 Corridor, with
2 to 5 inches over the far northeast corner of the state, and up
to 6 inches in a few mountain locations. Some areas on the plains,
particularly along and north of I-76 from Boulder county and
northeast could see periods of heavier snow with 1 to 3 inches
possible Friday evening.

Snow will begin near the evening rush hour. Travelers should be
prepared for winter travel conditions late Friday afternoon
through Friday night. Travel may become quite hazardous on the
northeast plains where freezing drizzle occurs, as road
temperatures will be well below freezing.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Across the far northeast corner of Colorado, light snowfall
should wrap up by mid-morning Saturday where little additional
accumulation is expected. However roads in the area will likely be
icy and possibly snow covered until noon. Light upslope snowfall
will also linger through Saturday morning in mountain areas,
generally along and west of the Continental Divide. Additional
snow amounts by midday will generally be under 2 inches on higher
west slopes. Otherwise, it will be drier and slightly warmer on
Saturday with gusty northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph on the plains,
and 30 to 55 mph in the Front Range mountains and foothills which
could cause some blowing snow.

The mountains and high valleys will likely see another round of
snow Saturday night and Sunday with the next quick hitting
Pacific storm system. Snow accumulations should generally be on
the light side, but some of the higher west facing slopes and
passes could possibly pick up 3 to 6 inches of snow by Sunday
afternoon. The plains should be dry with a slow warming trend
through early next week.


Snow reports for the today and tonight would be greatly


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