Yuma County Hazardous Weather Outlook

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


A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Kit Carson and Yuma
counties in Colorado, Dundy, Hitchcock, and Red Willow counties in
Nebraska, and Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Sherman, Thomas,
Sheridan, Graham, and Gove counties in Kansas. The advisory will be
in effect from 8 PM MST this evening through 5 PM MST Tuesday

Hazardous weather is not expected until a few hours before sunrise
as another weather disturbance approaches the area from the north.
Its possible for a few tenths of an inch of snow to fall in the
advisory area. Those in Norton and Graham counties may see snowfall
amounts of one half inch to one inch. The combination of any
snowfall and northwest winds gusting in the 25 to 35 mph range could
produce some reduced visibilities and slick spots on area roadways.


Strong north winds will continue on Tuesday. Wind gusts will range
from 35 to 40 mph across the eastern portion of the area to 45 to 55
mph across the west…highest across far eastern Colorado. A few
gusts to 60 mph are possible.

Widespread snow is expected to move into the area from the north from
late morning through late afternoon. Additional snowfall accumulations
of one to two inches are expected along and north of the interstate
with amounts of an inch or less to the south.

The combination of widespread snow and wind gusts of 35 to 55 mph
will produce visibility restrictions as low as one half mile at

Motorists should be prepared for snowpacked roadways, significant
reductions in visibility due to snow and blowing snow and plan some
extra time to reach their destination.


Spotter activation will not be needed. We would appreciate snowfall
reports via telephone and social media.

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