Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Light snow will continue in the mountains today, especially over
the higher west facing slopes. Additional snow accumulations from
1 to 4 inches will be possible. The snow will decrease in coverage
later this afternoon and evening. Strong winds will also occur in
the mountains above timberline and east of the Continental
Divide. Peak gusts up to 65 mph can be expected in those mountain
areas and in the foothills of Larimer and Boulder counties. Across
lower elevations, gusty west winds will increase up to 35 mph
this afternoon. Winds will diminish this evening across the
plains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday

Periods of light snow are expected in the higher mountains and
North and Middle parks through Tuesday night. It will also be
windy over the ridges and the east slopes of the Front Range.
Winds of 30-50 mph will be common in these areas, with gusts to 65
mph above timberline in the Front Range.

Wednesday and Thursday will be a break between weather systems
with seasonal temperatures and less wind in the mountains. Snow is
likely again for the mountains on Friday, while it will become
windy and a bit cooler on the plains. For the weekend, we’ll see a
return to dry weather with continued near normal temperatures.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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