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

COZ030>051-161215-
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-
601 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

AS A LATE SEASON STORM SYSTEM ORGANIZES ITSELF OVER COLORADO
TODAY...MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL SEE SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WHILE
PLAINS LOCATIONS EXPERIENCE ANOTHER BLUSTERY DAY..BUT WITH
TEMPERATURES A LITTLE COOLER THAN YESTERDAY. THE SCATTERED SNOW
SHOWERS OVER THE MOUNTAINS MAY ALSO HAVE A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
EMBEDDED. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN 3 INCHES.
ACROSS THE PLAINS...SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 20
TO 30 MPH BY LATE MORNING. HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY BE IN
THE MID 50S TO LOWER 60S...EXCEPT OVER SOUTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY.

LATER TONIGHT WILL SEE A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVE DOWN THE FRONT
RANGE WITH GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND INCREASING SHOWER ACTIVITY. RAIN
SHOWERS ON THE PLAINS IN THE EVENING WILL BEGIN CHANGING 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 URBAN CORRIDOR
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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