Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook


This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Increasing fire danger is expected this afternoon across the high
mountain valleys due to gusty southwest winds up to 30 mph and
low humidities. An approaching storm system will bring a chance of
rain and snow showers to the mountains tonight with up to a
couple of inches of snow possible over higher elevations. Westerly
winds will also be increasing later tonight over the high
mountains and exposed east slopes with gusts up to 50 mph

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday

Snow showers will continue in the mountains Friday morning with an
inch or two of accumulation above 9000 feet. Roads may be snow
covered and slick especially over the higher passes. Those snow
showers will taper off by afternoon. Isolated rain showers can be
expected on the plains.

On Saturday, fire danger may increase in the Front Range
Foothills as winds and temperatures increase ahead of the next
storm system.

A stronger storm arriving Saturday night and Sunday will likely
bring a few inches of snow and areas of blowing snow to the
mountains, resulting in hazardous winter travel conditions. Areas
east of the mountains could see a chance of light rain and snow
showers on Sunday along with strong, gusty winds. Some of the
mountain snow may linger into Monday, but it should be lighter.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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