Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…WINTER STORM MOVING INTO COLORADO TODAY…

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Snow will spread eastward across the plains with increasing
northerly winds this morning and continue through this evening.
There is the potential for moderate to heavy snow across the Front
Range foothills and extending out onto the northeast plains of
Colorado today. There will also be considerable blowing snow and
strong northerly winds up to 45 mph. Travel may become very
difficult, especially this afternoon with near blizzard conditions
on the plains.

Overall, expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, except 4 to 8 inches in
the foothills and portions of the northeast plains and across the
Palmer Divide. Conditions will improve from west to east tonight
but continued windy conditions on the plains will still hamper
travel with blowing snow and poor visibilities.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday

Strong northwesterly winds will blow across the high mountain
passes and northeastern plains Sunday, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph.
This will produce areas of blowing snow, likely disrupting
travel. These winds will be decreasing slowly overnight, but will
still contribute to windchill temperatures of near or below zero
Sunday night. Gusty winds to 35 mph will occur Monday over the
high mountain passes and northeast plains.

Then next chance for snow will be Wednesday, New Years Day, where
2 to 6 inches of snow may fall over the high mountains. The
northern plains and urban corridor have a slight chance of seeing
small amounts.

Periods of light snow will likely continue through Friday over the
northern mountains.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight, however
reports of heavy snowfall will be appreciated.

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