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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1115 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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
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
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1115 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...Red Flag Warnings 11 am this morning until 8 pm mdt this
evening, Denver Metro area, Palmer Divide, South Park, southern
Foothills and parts of the northeast and east central Plains...

...Winter Storm Watch in effect Friday afternoon through Saturday
morning for the Front Range Mountains and Foothills...

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Strong south winds will develop over the plains today ahead of an
approaching storm system. Gusts of 30 to 40 mph will be common by
midday, with gusts to 50 mph possible. The winds will combine with
low humidities to produce very high fire danger from southeastern
Colorado north to Denver, Greeley, and Fort Morgan. While
humidities will improve this evening, the strong winds will
continue overnight. Scattered rain and snow showers will develop
in the mountains overnight, with some higher mountain areas
receiving a couple inches of snow by morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A spring storm will move out of Utah and across Colorado Friday
into Saturday. As a result, widespread precipitation is expected
through Saturday morning. Snow, heavy at times will be possible in
the Front Range Mountains and Foothills. Storm totals in those
areas may range from 8 to 12 inches with some areas seeing up to
18 inches by Saturday afternoon, with lesser amounts expected
over the Palmer Divide. Elsewhere across the northeast plains,
rain turning over to a mix of rain and snow then possibly to a
wet snow by late Friday will continue through Saturday morning. At
this time some light accumulation is possible, mostly on grassy

The storm system will exit the region by Saturday afternoon,
followed by a warmer and drier pattern for Sunday and Monday. The
next chance of precipitation for the region will be on Tuesday.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.


National Weather Service Denver CO
923 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018


.A spring storm system is expected to move across Colorado Friday
and Friday night. The Colorado mountains will see the highest
impact from this storm with snow expected to become heavy at times
Friday afternoon and evening. Embedded thunderstorms during the
afternoon may help produce the heavier snow amounts. Snow levels
will gradually lower through the Front Range Foothills Friday
night. Light to moderate snow will continue falling through late
Friday night as the storm progresses eastward. The storm is
expected to be moving out of the state Saturday morning, with
precipitation in the mountains decreasing to scattered snow

Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range-
The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the
Indian Peaks-
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,
and Winter Park
923 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12
  inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches, are expected.
  Embedded thunderstorms will produce bursts of very heavy
  snowfall Friday afternoon into early Friday evening.

* WHERE...Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow
  Range and The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range,
  and the Indian Peaks.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Friday to noon MDT Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the evening commute on Friday. Expect
  significant reductions in visibility at times.


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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