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 has moved into the northern mountains this morning with heavy
snow near Rabbit Ears Pass. Snowfall rates of 1 to 1.5 inches per
hour can be expected through the early afternoon. The moderate
snow and winds gusting to 50 mph over the passes will create
hazardous travel conditions due to blowing and drifting snow.
Strong winds up to 70 mph are currently ongoing in the foothills
and will continue through the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph can be
expected over the western half of the urban corridor.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday

Snow and winds will continue over the northern Colorado mountains
on Thursday. Additional accumulations of 1 to 3 inches along with
wind gusts to 40 mph may cause travel difficulties. 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 and near the Front Range Mountains and Foothills.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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