…Winter Storm Warning for the northern mountains late tonight
…Winter Storm Watch for the I-70 Mountain Corridor late tonight
This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight
Expect a cooler day today in a post frontal airmass. Winds and
snow will increase this evening over the high country. Snowfall
rates will increase rapidly after midnight, with an inch per hour
possible, especially over the Park Range north of Rabbit Ears
Pass. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph overnight will create areas of
blowing snow. Travel is expected to be impacted, with snow packed
roads along with blowing and drifting snow especially after
midnight. Travelers need to plan ahead as the heavier snow will
continue into Sunday.
It will be dry with seasonable temperatures across the plains.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday
Periods of snow will continue in the mountains through Sunday
night and will be heavy at times. Gusty winds up to 60 mph will
produce widespread blowing snow and poor visibilities over the
higher passes. The snow will continue on Monday but will be
lighter. Travel will be difficult in the mountains through Monday.
Across the plains, there will be a chance of light snow Sunday
night into Monday. A weather disturbance and associated cold front
will bring a good chance of snow to the entire area Monday night
For Wednesday through Friday, a drier weather pattern will move
into the forecast area. Temerptures will remain cool, but could
warm to near seasonal normals by Friday.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.