Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook


.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Cloudy conditions along with brisk southeast winds of 15 to 30 mph
will continue across the eastern plains of Colorado through the
afternoon. Winds will decrease some this evening. Further west, a
mixture of clouds and sunshine along with slightly warmer
temperatures. Across the mountains, southwest winds of 15 to 30
mph with increasing clouds can be expected. Scattered snow showers
will develop tonight but with minimal accumulations.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday

A strong weather system will affect the area Friday through
Saturday. This will bring some snow and a few possible
thunderstorms to the mountains, perhaps 3 to 8 inches of snow
accumulation, with highest amounts near and north of Rabbit Ears

However the main impact for the forecast area will be
strong and potentially damaging winds. The wind threat will begin
in the Front Range Mountains and foothills Friday night, spreading
onto the northeast plains Saturday. Northwesterly winds are
currently expected to have speeds of up to 75 mph in the
mountains, and up to 65 mph over the northeast plains. With the
recent snowstorm, this could cause reduced visibility in the
aforementioned areas due to blowing snow on the ground. Those
travelling Friday night or Saturday may need to alter plans due to
the strong winds and blowing snow.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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