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  • Winter Storm Watch for Denver Metropolitan Area County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued April 28 at 4:26AM MDT until April 30 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:26 a.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at midnight
  • ...MORE SNOW HEADED FOR COLORADO...
    .A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE
    FOUR CORNERS REGION BY THIS EVENING AND TRACK ACROSS COLORADO
    FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION...UPSLOPE CONDITIONS WILL BE
    INCREASING TODAY AND THEN CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. MOST
    OF NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO WILL EXPERIENCE RAIN OR
    SNOW WITH THIS SYSTEM. THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO
    SEE SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AS WELL AS THE PALMER DIVIDE
    SOUTH OF DENVER...WHILE THE PLAINS WILL RECEIVE SOME LIGHT SNOW OR
    A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
    EVENING...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
    WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
    EVENING.
    * TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD ACROSS THE WATCH
    AREA THIS AFTERNOON WITH HIGHER INTENSITIES EXPECTED TO OCCUR
    TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY EVENING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY LATE FRIDAY
    EVENING.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL
    LIKELY DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES IN THE HEAVIER SNOW.
    * IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW ON BRANCHES AND POWER LINES COULD
    LEAD TO TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL GET SLUSHY OR
    SNOW PACKED TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT. HOWEVER...DUE TO THE HIGH
    SUN ANGLE DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY HIGHWAYS MAY NOT EXPERIENCE
    AS MUCH SNOW ACCUMULATION DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS.

  • Winter Storm Watch for Denver Metropolitan Area County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued April 15 at 1:10PM MDT until April 17 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:10 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 6 a.m.
  • ...STRONG AND POTENT STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS COLORADO THIS
    WEEKEND...
    .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM NOW MOVING INTO NORTHWESTERN ARIZONA IS
    EXPECTED TO MOVE EASTWARD INTO THE FOUR CORNERS AREA AROUND MID
    NIGHT TONIGHT. THIS STORM IS THEN 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 BE HEAVY
    AND WILL CAUSE TREE LIMBS TO DOWN 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 BY LATER THIS EVENING CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY.
    ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING OVER THE PLAINS
    BY MID NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ON THE
    PLAINS AND PALMER DIVIDE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
    THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
    * TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL TURN TO ALL SNOW SATURDAY
    MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY
    MORNING.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH AND SNOW
    WILL CREATE VISIBILITIES LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE AT
    TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW
    * IMPACTS...ROADS EXPECTED TO BECOME ICY...SNOW PACKED AND
    SLUSHY LEADING TO DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

  • Winter Storm Watch for Denver Metropolitan Area 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.