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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
547 AM MDT TUE APR 14 2015

COZ030>051-151200-
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-
547 AM MDT TUE APR 14 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY AFTERNOON ACROSS
MUCH OF NORTHEAST COLORADO...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WARM TEMPERATURES...STRONG SOUTH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON.
THIS WILL PRODUCE VERY HIGH FIRE DANGERS ON THE PLAINS AND THE
POTENTIAL FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. A RED FLAG WARNING WILL BE IN
EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON FROM THE PALMER DIVIDE NORTHWARD TO THE
COLORADO BORDER. IN ADDITION TO THE WARM TEMPERATURES AND LOW
HUMIDITIES...THE STRONG SOUTH WINDS GUSTING UP TO 40 MPH WILL
PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING DUST...MAINLY ACROSS LINCOLN...
WASHINGTON...LOGAN...SEDGWICK AND PHILLIPS COUNTIES. VISIBILITIES
MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES
TRAVELING ON INTERSTATES 70 AND 76 SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION.

IN THE MOUNTAINS...AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM IS
EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND THEN SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THERE IS STILL A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE NEXT STORM
SYSTEM THAT IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE CENTRAL ROCKIES FROM
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. COOLER TEMPERATURES AND SOME
PRECIPITATION WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
TIME FRAME. HOWEVER THE TRACK AND SPEED OF THE DEVELOPING SYSTEM
IS STILL NOT CLEAR AT THIS POINT.

AT THIS TIME THE MOST FAVORABLE PERIOD FOR HEAVIER PRECIPITATION
APPEARS TO BE FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY IF THINGS
COME TOGETHER FAVORABLY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY WET
SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS...FOOTHILLS...PALMER DIVIDE AND OVER
PORTIONS OF THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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