Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook


This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

An upper ridge over the state will move east with increasing
moisture in southwesterly flow by tonight. Dense fog will occur
this morning over the South Platte River Valley, motorists should
slow down and use their headlights. Winds will be increasing over
the mountains, with gusts of 35 to 50 mph, which will cause areas
of blowing snow.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday

Snow showers will become more numerous across the mountains
Sunday afternoon and evening. The snow will continue overnight
Sunday night, before diminishing to flurries by mid day Monday.
Gusty winds will produce some blowing and drifting snow, and
reduced visibility in exposed areas. Total snow accumulations
above 9000 feet are expected to range between 3 and 6 inches,
with upwards of 10 inches in the mountains north of Rabbit Ears

On the plains, mild temperatures Sunday will be replaced by colder
temperatures and a chance of light snow showers behind a frontal
passage Sunday night.

Fairly tranquil weather can then be expected Monday night through
Thursday. Periods of gusty winds and mountain snow may develop
toward the end of next week.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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