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Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service Denver CO
858 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

...Winter Storm Bringing Snow and Gusty Winds to Portions of
Northeast and North Central Colorado This Weekend...

.A four corners low will track across Colorado this weekend
bringing snow, possibly heavy at times, to the mountains and
plains of north central and northeast Colorado. Snow will begin
in the high country Saturday evening and continue through Sunday
afternoon. Snow is expected to spread out across the northeast
plains of Colorado Saturday night, where snowfall may be
accompanied by northerly winds of 25 to 40 mph by Sunday
afternoon. The gusty winds may produce areas of blowing snow which
may reduce visibilities to less than a mile at times. Snowfall is
expected to decrease from west to east Sunday evening, ending on
the far northeast plains of Colorado by midnight Sunday.

Castle Rock-Briggsdale-Fort Morgan-Byers-Limon-Sterling-Akron-
Including the cities of Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa,
Larkspur, Briggsdale, Grover, Pawnee Buttes, Raymer, Stoneham,
Brush, Fort Morgan, Goodrich, Wiggins, Bennett, Byers,
Deer Trail, Leader, Agate, Hugo, Limon, Matheson, Crook, Merino,
Sterling, Peetz, Akron, Cope, Last Chance, Otis, Julesburg, Ovid,
Sedgwick, Amherst, Haxtun, and Holyoke
858 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are

* WHERE...Portions of east central and northeast Colorado.

* WHEN...From late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Reductions in visibility are possible due
  to blowing snow. Travel will be impacted Sunday morning and into
  the afternoon hours.


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


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1051 AM MST Fri Jan 19 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-
1051 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

...Winter Storm Heading for Colorado...

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Winds will gust as high as 65 mph over the higher elevations of
the Front Range today. Gusts in the 30-45 mph range can be
expected over the rest of the mountains and foothills this
afternoon. The plains will see near record high temperatures in
the 60s to lower 70s.

There will be elevated fire danger over the Palmer Divide this
afternoon with low humidities and wind gusts in the 10 to 20 mph

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

A Pacific storm system will begin producing rain and snow showers
over the mountains and high valleys of north central Colorado
Saturday afternoon. By evening with falling temperatures,
high country showers should quickly change over to snow where it
may become heavy at times overnight through Sunday morning.
Significant snow accumulation is possible, especially on the high
mountain passes and up around the Eisenhower Tunnel.

East of the mountains, rain and snow showers should first form
along the Interstate 25 corridor Saturday evening, before
spreading out across the plains. The rain and snow will quickly
change over to all snow by midnight after passage of a cold
front. Snowfall is expected to continue on the plains and over the
Palmer Divide through Sunday. Gusty northerly winds may also produce
areas of blowing snow during the afternoon, especially east of
the I-25 corridor. Snowfall should gradually end from west to east
Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening.

At this time exact snowfall accumulations are uncertain, however,
hazardous driving conditions will likely develop in the mountains
by Saturday evening and then spread across the northeast plains
late Saturday night into Sunday.

Weather conditions will improve late Sunday night into Monday as
the storm system moves east of the area.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.


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