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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1114 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

COZ030>051-311715-
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-
1114 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...
MOUNTAINS...AND PALMER DIVIDE FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Scattered rain and snow showers will develop over the mountains
and higher foothills later this afternoon and tonight. Any snow
accumulations will be under 2 inches and mainly over the higher
elevations. A few showers may also develop over lower elevations
tonight, especially locations near the Wyoming border. Areas of
low clouds and patchy fog will also develop later tonight on the
plains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A slow moving and moist storm system will impact the region
Friday and Saturday with potentially significant precipitation.
Heavy snow may fall in the Front Range Mountains, Foothills, and
Palmer Divide area late Friday into Saturday. This heavier snow is
expected to first develop in the northern tier of the Colorado
Front Range Mountains and Foothills toward mid day Friday, and
then spread southward toward the I-70 Corridor and Palmer Divide late
Friday afternoon and evening.

On the plains, rain will initially develop Friday afternoon and
evening, but temperatures are expected to become cold enough to
switch most of the precipitation over into the form of snow Friday
evening and overnight. At this time, temperatures are expected to
turn just cold enough for some snow accumulation on grassy
surfaces, with potential for a few inches along the I-25 Urban
Corridor from Denver to Fort Collins.

Travel will become hazardous over the mountains and higher
foothills as snow increases Friday afternoon and evening. On the
plains, some slush will be possible on roads during periods of
heavier snowfall. More difficult travel conditions can be expected
over the Palmer Divide area. The Front Range Mountains and
Foothills could see over a foot of snow Friday afternoon through
Saturday afternoon. The Palmer Divide may see snow amounts close
to a foot, Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

After drier and warmer conditions Sunday, the next storm system
will likely impact the region Monday night into Tuesday with more
rain and snow.

Schlatter/Barjenbruch

$$




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