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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1051 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

COZ030>051-260600-
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-
1051 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM IMPACTING THE MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS OF NORTHEAST
COLORADO THROUGH FRIDAY...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL BE INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH THE DAY IN
THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND IN THE NORTHERN FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT
PLAINS NEAR THE WYOMING BORDER THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON THEN SPREAD
SOUTH MID AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING TO COVER MUCH OF THE
AREA. HEAVY SNOW MAY OCCUR AT TIMES IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS FROM
THE WYOMING BORDER SOUTHWARD TO FORT COLLINS AND INTO BOULDER AND
THE WESTERN SUBURBS OF DENVER THIS EVENING. NORTHERLY WINDS MAY
CAUSE POOR VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW OVER THE PLAINS THIS
EVENING...CAUSING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES HAVE
JUST ABOUT REACHED THEIR MAX FOR TODAY...WITH READINGS DROPPING
THROUGH THE REST OF THE DAY AND INTO THE TEENS TO SINGLE DIGITS
TONIGHT WITH WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES NEAR ZERO OR BELOW TOWARDS
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE FRIDAY MORNING THEN GRADUALLY DECREASE IN
COVERAGE AND INTENSITY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
HOURS. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BY EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON WILL
RANGE FROM 8 TO 14 INCHES IN THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...6 TO 12
INCHES OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND PALMER DIVIDE...4 TO
10 INCHES OVER THE URBAN CORRIDOR...WITH 2 TO 6 INCHES IN THE HIGH
MOUNTAIN VALLEYS AND OVER THE REST OF THE PLAINS.

ON SATURDAY SNOWFALL WILL END IN ALL FOR ALL BUT THE HIGHEST
ELEVATIONS BUT TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ON THE COLD SIDE AS THIS
STORM SYSTEM WEAKENS AND MOVES AWAY FROM COLORADO. AFTER A SHORT
LULL IN THIS WINTRY WEATHER LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING
...EXPECT ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT TO BRING MORE SNOW
AND BITTER COLD ARCTIC AIR TO THE OUTLOOK AREA LATE SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES AND LIGHT
SNOW COULD LINGER THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. DRIER AND WARMER
CONDITIONS MAY THEN RETURN FOR WEDNESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT BUT
SNOWFALL REPORTS WILL BE APPRECIATED.

$$
KRIEDERMAN/BAKER




Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1219 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...A SNOWY CHRISTMAS NIGHT AND FRIDAY FOR NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST COLORADO...

.A WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT COLORADO THROUGH FRIDAY.  SNOW
WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING
HOURS...ESPECIALLY IN THE FOOTHILLS AND ALONG THE I-25 URBAN
CORRIDOR FROM THE WYOMING BORDER SOUTH TO BOULDER. HEAVY SNOW MAY
ALSO DEVELOP OVER THE WESTERN SUBURBS OF DENVER AND OVER THE
PALMER DIVIDE THIS EVENING. GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE
SOME BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES OVER PORTIONS OF THE
PLAINS TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
COLORADO TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS
WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

COZ040-045-046-260400-
/O.CON.KBOU.WW.Y.0042.141226T0000Z-141226T1900Z/
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AURORA...BRIGHTON...CITY OF DENVER...
DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...HIGHLANDS RANCH...LITTLETON...
PARKER...BENNETT...BYERS...DEER TRAIL...LEADER...AGATE...HUGO...
LIMON...MATHESON
1219 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE DENVER AREA BY MID
  AFTERNOON INCREASING THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS AND CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL DECREASE FRIDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 6 INCHES BY FRIDAY MORNING.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH MAY PRODUCE SOME
  BLOWING SNOW WHICH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN HALF
  A MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE DENVER AREA SHOULD BE
  PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS TONIGHT INTO
  FRIDAY MORNING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW MAY REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES AT TIMES IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$




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