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  • Winter Storm Watch for Eastern Douglas, Western, Elbert Counties, Castle Rock, Vicinity County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued February 20 at 4:25AM MST until February 22 at 5:00PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:25 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.
  • ...A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING IN THE MOUNTAINS...
    ...A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE HIGHER VALLEYS...
    FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT PLAINS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
    .A POTENT WINTER STORM WILL BRING INCREASED MOISTURE...COOLER AIR
    AS WELL AS UPSLOPE FLOW TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WILL RESULT
    IN PERIODS OF SNOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND THAT MAY BE HEAVY AT
    TIMES. THE BEST CHANCE OF HEAVY SNOW APPEARS TO BE SATURDAY
    AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT HOWEVER THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF
    LIGHTER SNOW TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS
    STARTING THIS AFTERNOON IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THEN BY LATE THIS
    EVENING OVER THE HIGHER VALLEYS...FOOTHILLS AND PORTIONS OF
    NORTHEAST COLORADO. RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY INFORMED
    ABOUT THE STORMS DEVELOPMENT.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
    SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
    * TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING AS A RAIN/SNOW
    MIXTURE BUT WILL TURN OVER TO SNOW BY SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW
    MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY...
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 16 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...SUSTAINED WINDS ON THE PLAINS OF 10 TO 15 WITH
    GUSTING UP TO 25 WILL BE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL CAUSE REDUCED
    VISIBILITY TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DURING THE HEAVIER
    SNOWFALL.
    * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY STARTING ON
    SATURDAY. PERSISTENT SNOW OVER THE WEEKEND WILL KEEP TRAVEL
    HAZARDOUS.