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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
502 AM MDT THU APR 16 2015

COZ030>051-171115-
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-
502 AM MDT THU APR 16 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS TODAY THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A SPRING STORM SYSTEM NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS WILL MOVE SLOWLY
EASTWARD INTO SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO BY LATE TONIGHT. THIS WILL
PRODUCE PERIODS OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS THROUGH
TONIGHT WITH HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES. ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY UP TO 18 INCHES IN THE HIGHER
MOUNTAINS OF BOULDER AND LARIMER COUNTIES BY LATE TONIGHT. AT
LOWER ELEVATIONS THERE WILL BE SOME WET SNOW TODAY INTO THIS
EVENING ALONG THE FRONT RANGE WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES
POSSIBLE ON GRASSY AREAS MAINLY NEAR THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER THE
PALMER DIVIDE. OVER THE PLAINS THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF RAIN ALONG
WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THE STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT COLORADO ON FRIDAY.
PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS AND
MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES
WILL OCCUR WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS
OF LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES. OVER THE PLAINS THERE WILL BE
PERIODS OF RAIN ALONG WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. SOME SNOW MAY BE
MIXED IN WITH THE RAIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ALONG THE FRONT RANGE
BUT ACCUMULATIONS WILL ONLY BE AROUND AN INCH OR SO ON GRASSY
AREAS.

FOR FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY THE STORM SYSTEM WILL BE OVER
EASTERN COLORADO. DEPENDING ON EXACTLY WHERE THIS SYSTEM IS
CENTERED ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION MAY LINGER OVER THE AREA THROUGH
SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARM ENOUGH FOR PRECIPITATION TO
FALL AS RAIN OVER THE PLAINS.

THE SYSTEM SHOULD FINALLY MOVE EAST OF THE AREA BY SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. ANOTHER WEAKER SYSTEM MAY AFFECT THE AREA LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY BRINGING ANOTHER CHANCE OF
PRECIPITATION.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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