Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WITH HAZARDOUS WINTER TRAVEL IN THE
MOUNTAINS…

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Snow will move into the northern mountains this morning, pushing
down near and south of the I-70 corridor by the afternoon.
Snowfall rates will increase to near 1 to 1.5 inches per hour this
afternoon. The moderate snow and winds gusting to 50 mph over the
passes will create hazardous travel conditions due to blowing and
drifting snow. 7 to 12 inches of new snowfall is possible by late
tonight. Over the plains, expect warmer temperatures and winds
becoming gusty out of the west this afternoon, with a cold front
expected tonight. Only a slight chance of light rain/snow showers
over the plains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday

Hazardous winter travel conditions will continue across the
northern Colorado mountains on Thursday, with snow covered roads
and areas of blowing snow. However, only light snow showers will
occur with additional accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. The high
country snow showers will decrease late Thursday night and
Friday, with little additional accumulation during this time.

Bouts of gusty winds can be expected off and on this upcoming
weekend into the first part of next week. The strongest winds will
occur in/near the Front Range Mountains and Foothills.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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