Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

A strong quick moving Pacific storm system will move across
Colorado today. This system will bring strong winds along with
mountain snow. In the high country, snow will develop this
morning. Roads will become snow covered and slippery, and
visibility will be reduced due to blowing snow. There may be a
brief period of more difficult travel late Friday morning into
early afternoon with a burst of heavier snowfall. Snow will then
taper off by Friday evening. Total accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
can be expected, with up to 8 inches under the heavier snow
showers.

Across the Front Range Foothills, I-25 Corridor, and adjacent
plains, it will become very windy. Peak gusts will reach 50 to 60
mph in most locations, with gusts in excess of 75 mph possible
across wind prone areas in and near the foothills. Travelers of
high profile vehicles should consider avoiding travel Friday
afternoon and evening when the strongest winds will blow.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday

Dry conditions and decreasing winds can be expected during the
morning hours Saturday with areas of blowing snow persisting
through the day over higher mountain passes and exposed areas. Dry
conditions and mild temperatures are expected for Sunday through
Wednesday ahead of the potential for colder and wintry weather
for the high country and lower elevations for late Wednesday into
Thursday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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