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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1105 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

COZ030>051-021715-
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-
1105 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RETURN TO WINTRY WEATHER THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AN APPROACHING WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND
EVENING SHOWERS WITH A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS. THESE WILL
BEGIN DRY AND HIGH BASED WITH GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS TO AROUND 45 MPH
THE MAIN IMPACT. FIRE DANGER WILL ALSO BE ELEVATED THROUGH EARLY
EVENING WITH WARM...DRY...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS IN PLACE.

AREAS OF RAIN AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT
VERY LATE TONIGHT AS COLDER AIR FILTERS INTO THE AREA. BY SUNRISE
THURSDAY MORNING SNOW LEVELS MAY LOWER TO NEAR 6000 FT MSL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

RAIN AND SNOW WILL RETURN TO MOST OF NORTHEASTERN COLORADO ON
THURSDAY. THERE LOOKS TO BE A RAIN SNOW MIX DURING THE
DAY...CHANGING TO ALL SNOW BY LATE AFTERNOON BEHIND THE PASSAGE OF
A COLD FRONT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO PIN DOWN AT
THIS POINT...WITH SUCH WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES MELTING WILL BE
LIKELY. 2 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FRONT
RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR AND PALMER DIVIDE BY DAYBREAK FRIDAY...MAINLY
ON GRASSY SURFACES. THE FOOTHILLS MAY SEE 6 TO 12 INCHES...WITH A
TRACE TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE FURTHER EAST ON THE PLAINS.

TRAVELERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF QUICKLY CHANGING CONDITIONS
INCLUDING LOW VISIBILITY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH
LOCALIZED AREAS OF MORE INTENSE SNOWFALL. ROADS COULD BECOME
SLUSHY ALONG THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR THURSDAY EVENING INTO
FRIDAY MORNING AS TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING. SNOWPACKED
ROADS IN THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY
NIGHT...WITH DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY. UPPER LEVEL HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BRING WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER THIS WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

BARJENBRUCH/KALINA




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