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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1019 AM MDT WED APR 15 2015

COZ030>051-161630-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1019 AM MDT WED APR 15 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A LATE SEASON STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES
TODAY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE MOUNTAINS WITH
A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY
BE LESS THAN 3 INCHES. ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS EVEN POSSIBLE OVER THE FAR
NORTHEAST CORNER OF COLORADO. GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS AHEAD OF THIS
SYSTEM WILL BRING LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND INCREASED FIRE
DANGER OVER THE PLAINS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE DOWN THE FRONT RANGE WITH GUSTY
NORTH WINDS AND INCREASING SHOWER ACTIVITY EARLY THIS EVENING.
RAIN SHOWERS ON THE PLAINS WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW WITH SOME
LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ON GRASSY AREAS BY THURSDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A SPRING STORM WILL AFFECT THE AREA THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING THE THREAT OF WET HEAVY
SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO
20 INCHES POSSIBLE. AT LOWER ELEVATIONS THERE WILL BE A MIX OF
RAIN AND SNOW ALONG THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR WITH MOSTLY
RAIN ACROSS THE PLAINS. SOME AREAS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE COULD
SEE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
CLOSER TO THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE.

THE STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO MOVE OUT OF THE AREA ON SATURDAY
HOWEVER THERE COULD STILL BE SOME LINGERING RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH
THE MORNING HOURS.

FOR SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY IT WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED WITH A CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION ON SUNDAY AND AGAIN ON MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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