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 high
country. The strong winds aloft will produce windy conditions
along the foothills all day and out across the plains through this
afternoon. West to northwest winds are expected to increase to 25
to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Dangerous cross wind conditions
will be possible, especially on Interstate 76. Areas of blowing
dust may also reduce the visibility at times.

In the mountains, light snow will continue mainly along the
higher west facing slopes. In addition, the wind will be gusty
with peak gusts from 50 to 70 mph above timberline. The gusty
Areas of blowing and drifting snow will reduce visibilities at
times. High pressure will begin developing by this evening which
will bring an end to the mountain snowfall, and 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.
The chance of snow returns to the mountains Saturday continuing
into next week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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