Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS, WITH BANDED SNOW
DEVELOPING ACROSS THE I-25 CORRIDOR AND ADJACENT PLAINS POSSIBLE THIS
EVENING, INCREASING FRIDAY…

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

For the mountains, moderate snowfall will continue today,
becoming heavy tonight. Amounts will range 6 to 30 inches by dawn
Friday morning with the heaviest snowfall along the northwest
facing slopes. Strong gusty alpine winds up to 60 mph will create
blowing and drifting snow and low visibilities. Travel will be
difficult to impossible. Wind chill temperatures of 25 to 30
degrees below zero are expected. All the snow and wind will be
increasing avalanche danger, be sure to check with the Colorado
Avalanche Information Center for the latest forecasts and
statements.

Over the plains, light snow will develop mid to late evening in
some areas. It should be more widespread after midnight. Amounts
will range from a trace to 3 inches by dawn Friday morning. There
could a heavier band or two snow over the plains tonight with
moderate snow will fall. An additional 1 or 2 inches of snow
would be possible under these bands.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday

Snow, heavy at times, and blowing snow will continue in the
mountains Friday. Total snow amounts for the mountains of 1 to 3
feet are expected. Travel will continue to be difficult to nearly
impossible in some areas, with increasing avalanche danger. Across
the Front Range and eastern plains, areas of banded snow will likely
occur. Snowfall is expected to greatly vary across the lower
elevations due to the bands of heavy snow. A general 3 to 6 inches
of snow are expected, locally higher amounts of 8 to 10 inches
will be possible. Roads are expected to be snow covered and
slippery Friday.

After a dry period late Friday night and Saturday, snow will
return to the mountains Saturday night and continue into Sunday,
with a cold front creating upslope conditions and areas of light snow
for the urban corridor on Sunday, possibly lasting into Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight, however
snow reports will be greatly appreciated.

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