Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook


This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

We’ll get one last warm, dry, and breezy day today before a cold
front arrives this evening. Warm temperatures, humidities under
10 percent and wind gusts of 20 to 35 mph will create very high
fire danger this afternoon, with the worst conditions along and
south of Interstate 70.

A strong cold front will bring north winds gusting to 50 mph and
temperatures dropping into the 30s for the plains this evening.
Areas of drizzle and snow will develop, mainly after midnight,
with a chance of light freezing drizzle for a few hours early
Thursday morning, mainly south and east of Denver. In the
mountains, snow showers will develop near the northern border in
the late evening, and spread south to the Interstate 70 corridor
late tonight. Accumulations of 3 to 6 inches can be expected
tonight in areas north of Kremmling and Grand Lake, with lighter
amounts further south.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday

Snow, cold temperatures and gusty north winds will spread across
the forecast area Thursday, affecting the morning commute at the
least. Below freezing temperatures may cause roads to ice up
initially due to today’s really warm temperatures. Snow bands are
expected, and could reduce visibility in really localized areas.
Trees have yet to go dormant so some damage to branches is

Prepare now by digging out winter wear, wintertime emergency kits
for cars and reviewing winter driving tips.

Snow should diminish by Thursday evening, with record breaking
low temperatures expected overnight. Bring pets indoors and make
sure outdoor plumbing has already been protected.

Friday through early next week will return to dry weather and
seasonal temperatures.


Snowfall reports from spotters will be appreciated.

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