Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…WINTER STORM MOVING INTO COLORADO…

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

.DAY ONE…This Afternoon and Tonight

Areas of light freezing rain, sleet, and snow showers east of
Limon, Akron, and Sterling will end by early evening, though some
very light freezing drizzle may continue in these areas overnight
producing light ice accumulations. Meanwhile, snow showers will
increase over the mountains this evening, then more widespread
snow will develop over the mountains and the area from Denver
north to the Wyoming border late tonight. Snow accumulations of an
inch or two are likely in these areas by morning, with up to 4
inches in the higher mountains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday

Snow will spread eastward across the plains with increasing winds
Saturday through Saturday evening. There is the potential for
heavy snow across the northeast plains of Colorado with
considerable blowing snow and strong northerly winds up to 45 mph.
Travel may become very difficult during the day on Saturday, and
continue Saturday night with near blizzard conditions on the
plains. Further west along the Urban Corridor, snowfall is expected
to be lighter, but the combination of a few inches of snow and
strong winds may still cause some travel impacts. Conditions will
improve from west to east Saturday night.

There will be another chance for snow about Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Reports of snowfall, ice accumulation, or poor visibilities will
be appreciated.

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