Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1110 AM MDT Thu Mar 15 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-
1110 AM MDT Thu Mar 15 2018

...Red Flag Warning this afternoon for eastern Elbert and Lincoln
...Winter Weather Advisory tonight through early Friday morning
in the central and northern Mountains...
...High Wind Watch late tonight through Friday morning for the

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Showers and a few thunderstorms will develop over the mountains
and nearby plains this afternoon before spreading over the
remainder of the plains this evening. Snowfall may be heavy at
times in the mountains later this afternoon and tonight with
accumulations of 5 to 10 inches by Friday morning. In addition,
strong and gusty winds are possible over the Front Range foothills
later tonight with wind gusts up to 60 mph possible.

Rain showers and a few thunderstorms are expected over northeast
Colorado this evening. Later tonight, showers are expected to end
near the foothills, but continue further east. Rain is expected to
change over to snow to the east and northeast of a Fort Morgan to
Limon line by midnight. North to northwest winds will also be on
the increase. After midnight, areas to the east and northeast of
the Fort Morgan to Limon line could see a mix of heavy snow and
blowing snow that continues through sunrise. Advisories or
warnings may be needed over far northeast Colorado later tonight.

Critical fire weather conditions can be expected across Lincoln
and eastern Elbert Counties this afternoon and early evening with
low humidities and gusty southerly winds. Fire weather conditions
will improve later this evening as humidities increase and rain
showers develop.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Snow and blowing snow are expected to linger over the far
northeast plains Friday morning before ending around midday. Snow
will gradually diminish in the mountains by mid morning.

Gusty west to northwest winds will increase over the mountains
and plains Friday morning as a storm system moves away from the
area. Wind gusts up to 60 mph will be possible over the mountains
and foothills with up to 45 mph over the plains.

Another storm system is expected to move across the region
Sunday with another chance of showers and cooler temperatures
across the forecast area.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight, however
reports of heavy mountain snowfall and high wind reports will be


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