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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1050 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

COZ030>051-201500-
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
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-
1050 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP OVER THE
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON. ANY SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE LIGHT AND
LESS THAN 2 INCHES. A WEAK QUICK MOVING SYSTEM WILL PASS OVER THE
AREA LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING. THIS IS EXPECTED TO
BRING SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS TO THE MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS. THERE
MAY BE A LITTLE RAIN MIXED IN TO BEGIN WITH. OVER THE
MOUNTAINS...AN ADDITIONAL UP TO 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WILL BE
POSSIBLE BY MONDAY MORNING. OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...SNOWFALL
IS EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT AND AN INCH OR LESS...THOUGH OVER THE
PALMER DIVIDE AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS...UP TO 2 INCHES WILL BE
POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THERE IS A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND NEARBY PLAINS
MONDAY MORNING WITH A PASSING WEATHER DISTURBANCE...AND A FEW
WEAK THUNDERSTORMS OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON.
WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL THEN SPREAD OVER THE OUTLOOK AREA ON
WEDNESDAY EVEN WITH A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY BACKING UP AGAINST
THE FOOTHILLS IN THE AFTERNOON. EAST WINDS BEHIND THIS FRONT COULD
COMBINE WITH STRONG DAYTIME HEATING TO PRODUCE ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A FEW LATE DAY THUNDERSTORMS
OVER AND NEAR THE FRONT RANGE. THURSDAY AND BEYOND...SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE WITH WARM...
RELATIVELY MOIST AIR FLOWING UP FROM THE DESERT SOUTHWEST IN
ADVANCE OF A STORM SYSTEM MOVING VERY SLOWLY OVER THE GREAT
BASIN. BECAUSE OF THE SLOW PROGRESSION OF THIS WEATHER PATTERN...
THE OUTLOOK AREA WILL HAVE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH SATURDAY...ALONG WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW AT HIGHER
ELEVATIONS. AT THIS TIME...THE ODDS OF SEEING SEVERE WEATHER
APPEARS LOW...BUT LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
MEIER/BAKER



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