Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…Heavy snow expected in the northern mountains late tonight
through Friday night…

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

A relatively dry northerly flow aloft will be over the region
today with temperatures warming back to around 30 across the
northeast plains. Gusty west to northwest winds can also be
expected in the mountains, foothills and northeast plains this
afternoon. An increasing northwesterly flow aloft will develop
tonight. Stronger winds will develop in the mountains above
timberline. There will be a chance of snow showers in the high
country late this afternoon and evening, the snow will increase in
coverage and intensity after midnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday

Heavy snow will persist in the mountains throughout Thursday and
Friday. 1 to 3 feet of snow is expected with the heaviest amounts
along northwest facing slopes. Strong winds will create blowing
snow and low visibilities so travel could be difficult to
impossible. There will be a good chance of snow over the plains
Thursday night and Friday with localized bands of heavy snowfall
possible. Temperatures will be below normal through Friday with
slightly warmer readings for the weekend. Another storm system
could bring snow to the mountains on Sunday with a slight chance
of snow spreading onto the northeast plains of Colorado by
Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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