Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…HIGH WIND WARNING OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS
THIS AFTERNOON…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IN THE
MOUNTAINS TODAY…

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Strong flow aloft over Colorado today will combine with some
moisture in the mountains to produce light snow in the Colorado
high country. The strong winds aloft will also produce windy
conditions along the foothills all day and out on the plains this
afternoon. A High Wind Warning will be in effect from late this
morning through the afternoon for eastern Larimer and northern
Weld Counties out to Logan, Morgan and Washington Counties. West
to northwest winds are expected to increase to 35 to 45 mph with
gusts up to 60 mph. The strong winds will produce dangerous cross
wind conditions, especially on Interstate 76. Areas of blowing
dust may also develop which will reduce visibility at times.

In the mountains, light snow will continue to fall with up to a
few inches of additional accumulation. Along with the snow, winds
will also be gusty with speeds up to 50 to 70 mph above
timberline. The gusty winds will produce areas of blowing and
drifting snow which will reduce visibilities at times.

High pressure will begin developing tonight which will bring an
end to the light mountain snowfall, and will diminish the winds
across the plains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday

Tuesday will be dry with gusty winds continuing over the higher
terrain. The next weather system will bring snow to the mountains
Wednesday into Thursday. At this time, significant snowfall
amounts are not expected. Across the plains it will turn colder on
Thursday with a slight chance of snow Thursday night or Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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