Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

A strong spring storm system will bring heavy snow to the
mountains east of the divide, the foothills and plains.
Precipitation will begin as rain over the plains this morning,
but a strong cold surge should change it over to snow around noon.
North winds will increase dramatically with gusts to 50 mph
across the plains creating blizzard conditions for much of the
afternoon across the plains. The heaviest snowfall amounts will be
found along the Front Range mountains and foothills, mainly east
of the divide, where 10 to 20 inches will fall. Moderate snow
amounts of 4 to 10 inches are expected across the plains with
localized areas of over a foot across the Palmer Divide and
western I-25 corridor. Precipitation will decrease quickly in the
evening with cold overnight lows in the teens to single digits.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday

An active pattern for the high country will bring snow to the high
country through Friday and again Sunday into middle of next week.
Across the plains some light snow will be possible into the
morning hours on Friday and them remain dry until the latter half
of the week. Temperatures on the plains will warm through the week
with lower 60s possible by Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight, however
snowfall reports, as well as wind and visibility reports will be
greatly appreciated.

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