Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Winds over the mountains and foothills will increase through late
afternoon with peak gusts over exposed mountains and wind prone
areas of the foothills reaching 60 to 70 mph. Some areas along
the foothills could see a few gusts of 40 to 50 mph overnight.

Light snow and blowing snow will develop in the mountains, first
starting this evening around Rabbit Ears Pass and Rocky Mountain
National Park, and then spreading south to the I-70 mountain
corridor toward midnight. People planning travel into the
mountains should be prepared for gusty winds, snow covered roads,
and locally reduced visibility due to blowing snow.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday

Areas of light snow, gusty winds, and blowing snow can be
expected over the mountains Tuesday morning. Total accumulations
are expected to be in the 1 to 3 inches range, with localized
amounts up to 7 inches possible north of Rabbit Ears Pass. People
planning travel into the high country should be prepared for
winter travel conditions during this time.

Lower elevations will remain dry, but a period of gusty winds can
be expected in and near the foothills Tuesday morning. Peak gusts
may reach 60 mph in the wind prone areas of the foothills.

Another weak system may bring light snow to the mountains
Wednesday night into Thursday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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