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  • Winter Storm Watch for COC014 (?) County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued April 14 at 8:22PM MDT until April 17 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:22 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 6 a.m.
  • ...POTENT STORM MOVING OVER COLORADO THIS WEEKEND...
    .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM MOVING ONSHORE OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
    COAST TODAY WILL TRACK SOUTHEAST AND INTENSIFY OVER ARIZONA BY
    LATE FRIDAY. THIS STORM IS EXPECTED TO STALL OVER THE FOUR
    CORNERS REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND IMPACT COLORADO WEATHER
    OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
    THE STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN HIGH AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE AND IS
    EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF SNOW OVER THE FRONT RANGE
    FOOTHILLS AND THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. THE SNOW WILL WILL BE
    HEAVY WHICH MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS FROM BROKEN TREE BRANCHES TO
    DOWNED POWER LINES.
    THE LATEST COMPUTER FORECASTS ALSO INDICATE THAT TEMPERATURES
    WILL BE COOL ENOUGH ON THE NORTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS FOR
    PRECIPITATION TO FALL IN THE FORM OF SNOW ALONG THE I-
    25 CORRIDOR. ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING
    DURING THE PRE- DAWN HOURS SATURDAY MORNING. SIGNIFICANT SNOW
    ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THE PLAINS AND PALMER DIVIDE
    FROM SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
    * TIMING...EVENING THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO
    TRANSITION TO WIDESPREAD RAIN LATER IN THE EVENING. RAIN WILL
    CHANGE OVER TO SNOW BY MIDNIGHT OR DURING THE EARLY MORNING
    HOURS SATURDAY. SNOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE
    DAY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. LIGHTER SNOW IS EXPECTED ON
    SUNDAY.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 14 INCHES WILL BE
    POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY MORNING. THE HEAVY SNOW WILL TEND TO SETTLE
    AS IT ACCUMULATES...SO SNOW DEPTHS COULD REMAIN LESS THAN 8
    INCHES.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH...
    ESPECIALLY EAST OF I-25.
    * IMPACTS...SNOW-COVERED AND SNOW PACKED ROADS ARE EXPECTED...
    ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES...OVERPASSES AND SECONDARY STREETS. THE
    SNOW WILL BE A WET AND HEAVY SNOW WITH HIGH LIQUID DENSITIES.
    ACCUMULATING SNOW ON TREE BRANCHES MAY CAUSE TREES TO BREAK. THE
    SNOW WILL ALSO BE HEAVY TO SHOVEL...AND RESIDENTS SHOULD BE
    CAUTIOUS TO AVOID OVER-EXERTION WHILE SHOVELING. POWER OUTAGES
    WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.