Yuma County Hazardous Weather Outlook

This hazardous weather outlook is for extreme southwest Nebraska…
northwest Kansas and east central Colorado.


A Freeze Warning is in effect for a portion of the region today as
temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. Strong northwest
winds gusting to near 50 mph will produce wind chill values between
10 and 20 degrees. There may also be localized light freezing rain
or drizzle as temperatures drop below freezing and the light rain
eventually changes over to light snow. Very little in the way of
accumulating precipitation is expected as this system moves through.

During the afternoon a band of moderate to heavy snow will move east
into the Tri-State Area. As the band moves in visibilities may fall
to as low as a quarter mile. Confidence is highest these low
visibilities will occur over Yuma and Kit Carson Counties. The threat
for low visibilites should decline as the band moves east of the
Colorado border. Little to no snow accumulation is expected. The
melted snow may turn to ice on bridges and overpasses.


Below freezing temperatures are expected across the entire forecast
area Thursday evening through Friday morning. A Freeze Warning has
been issued for the entire area in anticipation of a widespread hard
freeze with record or near record low temperatures in the teens
possible. Wind chills of -5 to 15 degrees are possible across the
area with winds gusting between 20 and 30 mph.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

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