Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…Winter Weather Returns…

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Light snow showers will continue along the I-25 corridor and
foothills through the early afternoon with accumulations of less
than an inch expected. A period of heavy snow will develop in and
near the Front Range foothills later this afternoon and evening.
Hazardous travel conditions are expected for the evening rush
hour. Lighter snow will continue later tonight. Total snow
accumulations by Tuesday morning will be 6 to 14 inches in the
Front Range mountains and foothills and areas near the foothills,
with 4 to 8 inches in areas along the Interstate 25 corridor and
the mountain valleys, and 1 to 3 inches on the plains. North winds
gusting to 35 mph may cause some drifting snow on the plains this
evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday

Light snow is expected on Tuesday morning, then decreasing during
the afternoon and early evening hours. Additional snowfall will be
up to 2 inches. Temperatures will remain quite cold on Tuesday
with highs only in the teens.

Strong, moist northwestly flow aloft will bring orographic snows
to the mountains late day Wednesday continuing through Saturday.
The snowfall could pile up in the high mountains on Thursday and
Friday. There will be a chance of snow over the plains Thursday
night and Friday. Temperatures will be below normals through
Friday with slightly warmer readings for the weekend.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Snowfall reports from spotters will be appreciated, especially
with occurring snowfall rates of one inch of snow in an hour or
less.

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