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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
147 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...HIGH WINDS POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
AFTERNOON OVER THE PLAINS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO...

.STRONG NORTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF
NORTHEAST COLORADO BEHIND A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE
CENTRAL PLAINS. IN ADDITION TO THE STRONG WINDS...SCATTERED SNOW
SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH THE SNOW
WILL COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES UNDER THE SNOW
SHOWERS.

COZ038-041-043-045-230500-
/O.CON.KBOU.HW.A.0016.141223T0900Z-141223T2000Z/
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT COLLINS...HEREFORD...LOVELAND...
NUNN...CASTLE ROCK...ELBERT...FONDIS...KIOWA...LARKSPUR...EATON...
FORT LUPTON...GREELEY...ROGGEN...BENNETT...BYERS...DEER TRAIL...
LEADER
147 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...HIGH WINDS MAY DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE PLAINS OF NORTHEAST
  COLORADO.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...MAY FALL UNDER A QUARTER MILE DUE TO BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR STRONG
  CROSS WINDS CAUSING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. DRIVERS OF
  LIGHT WEIGHT OR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD CONSIDER DELAYING
  TRAVEL OR USE ALTERNATE ROUTES. IN ADDITION TO POWERFUL
  CROSSWINDS...DRIVERS SHOULD ALSO ANTICIPATE AREAS OF BLOWING
  SNOW THAT MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO AND CAUSE BRIEF
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THAT STRONG AND POTENTIALLY
DAMAGING WINDS MAY OCCUR.  PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD
REMAIN ALERT TO THE POSSIBILITY OF HIGH WINDS AND BE PREPARED TO
TAKE ACTION SHOULD HIGH WINDS DEVELOP.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1046 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

COZ030>051-231745-
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-
1046 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN MOST OF THE HIGH COUNTRY THROUGH THE DAY
AND INTO THE EVENING PRIOR TO TAPERING OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEVERAL MORE INCHES OF SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE DURING THIS TIME
IN THE MOUNTAINS. GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE HIGHER AREAS
PRODUCING LOWERED VISIBILITIES AND MAKING FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL
CONDITIONS.

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL OCCUR FROM TIME TO TIME ACROSS LOWER
ELEVATIONS TODAY. THESE SHOWERS WILL LIKELY NOT PRODUCE MUCH
ACCUMULATION. A SOMEWHAT BETTER SITUATION FOR SNOW WILL OCCUR OVER
THE EASTERN PLAINS LATER TONIGHT. THE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH
LIGHT SNOW COULD LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVELS CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH AND GUSTS TO AS HIGH AS
60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THE PLAINS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. AREAS ON THE PLAINS WITH
SNOW COVER COULD SEE BLOWING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO LESS
THAN A MILE AT TIMES. THERE IS ALSO A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW ON THE
PLAINS TUESDAY MORNING. IN THE MOUNTAINS...LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY WITH ONLY MINOR ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE.

WEDNESDAY LOOKS DRY AND MILD ACROSS THE REGION. BY CHRISTMAS
DAY...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE OF SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS IN THE
MOUNTAINS...WITH DRY...BREEZY AND MILD CONDITIONS ON THE PLAINS.
HOWEVER BY EVENING...A PASSING COLD FRONT COULD USHER IN LOW
CLOUDS...COLD NORTHERLY WINDS AND POSSIBLY SOME LIGHT SNOW FOR THE
PLAINS. DRY CONDITIONS WILL THEN RETURN TO LOWER ELEVATIONS FOR
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BUT TEMPERATURES REMAIN BELOW AVERAGE.
MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

REPORTS OF SNOWFALL OR HIGH WINDS WILL BE APPRECIATED.

$$
MEIER/BAKER



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