Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…Dense Fog Advisory in effect from the I-25 corridor eastward
across the plains until 9 am mst this morning…
…Winter Weather Advisory for the Park and Gore Ranges tonight
through Saturday morning…
…High Wind Warnings in effect for the mountains, foothills and
northeast plains tonight through Saturday afternoon…

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Areas of dense fog will be possible this morning, mainly along and
east of the I-25 corridor from Denver to the Wyoming border.
Visibilities could be reduced to less than a quarter mile. Snow
and Wind will increase in the mountains and foothills this
afternoon and tonight. Storm totals of 6 to 12 inches will be
possible over Rabbit Ears Pass. Areas of blowing and drifting
snow could significantly reduce visibility and make travel
difficult over the high mountain passes.

Thundersnow will be possible late this afternoon which could
impact the evening commute, with a quick burst of 1 to 2 inches
of snow as it moves across the Denver metro area. By this evening,
intense winds in and near the Front Range mountains and
foothills. Peak wind gusts to 80 mph can be expected. The strong
winds will continue into Saturday.

A strong weather system will impact the region this afternoon
through through Saturday.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday

A strong weather system will continue to affect the area through
Saturday. This will bring light 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
Pass.

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 85 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
traveling Friday night or Saturday may need to alter plans due to
the strong winds and blowing snow.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight but reports
of fog, snow and strong winds would be greatly appreciated.

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