Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Warm temperatures and very dry air with occasional wind gusts of
20 to 35 mph will create a very high fire danger this afternoon.
The most critical conditions will be south of Interstate 70 where
the strongest winds and lowest humidities will reside.

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. Light snowfall
amounts under an inch will be expected across the lower
elevations this evening. 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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