Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected across the forecast area today
through this evening. Winds across the higher terrain will gust up
to 55 mph at times with 25 to 35 mph at lower elevations by the
afternoon. Towards dawn on Monday morning, increasing cloudiness
and a chance of snow is forecast for the northwestern corner of
the forecast area in Jackson County.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday

There is increasing confidence on heavy snow from the northern
Colorado mountains across the plains of northeastern Colorado
Monday night into Tuesday. Snowfall accumulations of at least 6
inches are likely from Monument and Limon northward, and there may
be a large area along and north of Interstate 70 that gets a foot
of snow. There is some uncertainty about whether the Denver metro
area with get that much snow; it is more likely in the cities
north of Denver and across the northeast plains. Travel conditions
will deteriorate during the late Monday into early Tuesday and
travel may be impossible in many areas during the day Tuesday.
Conditions should improve from west to east Tuesday afternoon as
the storm moves eastward, though north winds at 25 mph may lead to
drifting snow throughout Tuesday.

While there is still some uncertainty about snowfall amounts and
whether Denver will be in the area of heaviest snow, residents
should start to consider the possibility of not being able to
travel late Monday night and Tuesday. This includes local travel
in the Denver metro area, I-70 east and west of Denver, and all
along the I-25 urban corridor.

For Wednesday through Friday there is a chance of light snow in
the mountains, possibly increasing on Friday. It will remain windy
over the higher mountains. There will be a chance of snow on the
plains Friday night into Saturday.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.