Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…Winter Weather Advisory for the Northern Mountains through
this afternoon…
…High Wind Warning in effect for the mountains, foothills and
northeast plains tonight through this afternoon…

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Strong winds will continue over the Front Range Mountains and
foothills today, impacting the wind prone areas of the western
suburbs as well. Peak wind gusts will range from 65 to 85 mph.
The wind will spread onto the northeast plains later this
morning, gusting up to 65 mph through the day. Ground blizzards
from blowing and drifting snow are likely in exposed areas. High
profile vehicles will be in danger of blowing over, especially
along north-south oriented roads. Strong winds coupled with light
to moderate snowfall can be expected in the mountains, with
additional accumulation of 2 to 6 inches possible through late
this afternoon.

Strong winds will occur as a storm system intensifies over
Nebraska today. Those with plans to travel today should delay or
alter them due to the expected strong winds and blowing snow.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday

The weather will warm up and dry out Sunday and Monday. Winds won’t be
as strong as Saturday, but will remain breezy over the
mountains. Some light snow expected over the mountains Monday
night into Tuesday as an upper level disturbance moves across.
Lower elevations will remain dry. Another weak system will bring
light snow to the mountains Wednesday night into Thursday.
Temperatures will remain around seasonal normals through the week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight, but snow
and wind gusts reports would be greatly appreciated.

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