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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
930 PM MDT WED APR 15 2015

...SPRING STORM TO AFFECT NORTHERN COLORADO THURSDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL BE NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS AREA EARLY ON
THURSDAY AND SLOWLY SHIFT EAST THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE MOVING INTO
COLORADO FRIDAY. MEANWHILE MOIST UPSLOPE FLOW WILL INCREASE
ACROSS NORTHERN COLORADO THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. WET HEAVY SNOW IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE MOUNTAINS AND
FOOTHILLS AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. DEPENDING ON THE
EXACT TRACK AND SPEED OF THE STORM SYSTEM HEAVY SNOW COULD LINGER
INTO FRIDAY NIGHT AS WELL. ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 24 INCHES IS
EXPECTED WITH UP TO 36 INCHES POSSIBLE IN A FEW LOCATIONS.

ALONG THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR THERE WILL BE A MIX OF RAIN
AND SNOW WITH MOSTLY RAIN ACROSS THE PLAINS. SOME AREAS ALONG THE
FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR MAY SEE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW
WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NEAR THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER THE
PALMER DIVIDE. IF TEMPERATURES END UP BEING A FEW DEGREES COLDER
THAN CURRENTLY FORECAST THEN THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW WOULD
INCREASE ALONG THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR.

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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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMERON PASS...
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS...
BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL...
INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...
WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK...ESTES PARK...GLENDEVEY...
NEDERLAND...RED FEATHER LAKES...BAILEY...CENTRAL CITY...
EVERGREEN...GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...WESTCREEK
930 PM MDT WED APR 15 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO
6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THURSDAY AND IS EXPECTED
  TO BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
  EVENING. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET WITH LOCALLY UP TO 3 FEET.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 30 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
  AT TIMES DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED THURSDAY NIGHT
  WITH HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY
  NIGHT. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED AT TIMES DUE TO THE HEAVY
  SNOWFALL. HEAVY SNOWFALL ON POWER LINES MAY CAUSE POWER
  OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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