Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH TONIGHT…

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Periods of snow will continue in the mountains today, increasing
in intensity this evening and overnight as a cold front drops
south. Gusty winds up to 60 mph will produce widespread blowing
snow and poor visibilities over the higher passes. Roads will be
snowpacked with blowing and drifting snow. This will cause
difficult travel conditions through the day, especially overnight
when snowfall rates will increase. Motorists should be prepared
for longer travel times and bring emergency supplies with them.

Across the plains, it will be warmer today and breezy. A cold
front may bring light snow after midnight, mainly north of the
I-76 corridor with less than an inch of accumulation possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday

Snow will gradually decrease in intensity across the mountains Monday
morning, but snow covered roads and slick travel conditions will
remain.

More widespread snow is expected to develop across the Front Range
Foothills and I-25 Corridor Monday night behind the passage of a
cold front. Total accumulations of 1 to 4 inches can be expected
across the Denver metro area, with around 6 inches possible in
the foothills west of Denver. The snow and resulting slick roads
and slower travel conditions will likely linger into the Tuesday
morning commute. Lighter amounts to no snow can be expected
farther north and east including Fort Collins and much of the
northeastern plains.

There will be another chance of light snow with another weather
disturbance and cold front Wednesday.

For Thursday through Friday, a drier and warmer weather pattern
will move into the forecast area.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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