Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Scattered to numerous snow showers will affect the mountains
today, mainly from mid morning through late afternoon, where 2 to
5 inches of snow are expected over the highest elevations. Some
heavier snow showers may reduce visibility, especially over passes
where strong winds of 40 to 50 mph will occur and may create
blowing snow, though the snow should be wet.

Across the plains, expect a warm and breezy day as winds spread
out from the higher terrain in the afternoon, with gusts of 20 to
30 mph.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday

Another round of snow showers can be expected in the mountains
Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. A couple more inches of
snow will fall in most alpine areas, resulting in slick and snow
covered roads by Wednesday night. Meanwhile, across the plains
and non-snow covered areas of the foothills, fire danger will
increase due to warm temperatures and gusty winds. Winds will
gust to between 35 and 45 mph in and next to the foothills, with
gusts of 15 to 25 mph farther east across the plains.

Cooler temperatures and a slight chance of showers can be expected
behind a cold front on Thursday. Then, the next weather disturbance
will bring more widespread showers Friday into Friday night. Mainly
light snow accumulations will be possible over the mountains and
eastern plains.

Drier and somewhat warmer weather conditions will likely return by
Saturday, before the weather returns to a cooler and unsettled
pattern by early next week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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