Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…This Afternoon and Tonight

Drier and warmer weather will spread across north central and
northeast Colorado. A strong westerly flow aloft will be
developing over Colorado this afternoon. Wind gusts over the
mountain ridges and higher eastern slopes will be 55 to 65 mph,
which will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Lighter wind
speeds will be felt in the valleys. The gusty winds will continue
into this evening, and then decrease overnight.

On the plains, wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph
will develop later this afternoon near the foothills and along
the northern border of the state. These winds will continue well
into the evening before decreasing by midnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday

There will be a good chance of snow in the mountains Sunday night
into Monday morning. Gusty winds will produce areas of blowing
snow. Elsewhere it will be dry with gusty winds spreading from
the foothills across the plains Monday afternoon and night.

Tuesday will be dry with gusty winds continuing over the higher
terrain. Another system will affect the mountains late Wednesday
with another chance of snow.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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