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Weather Alert Detail

  • Winter Storm Watch for Middle Park County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued January 28 at 9:18PM MST until January 31 at 6:00AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:18 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 6 a.m.
  • ...SNOW EXPECTED IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...
    .A MOIST PACIFIC JET WILL PRODUCE SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...OVER
    THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF COLORADOTHROUGH THE WEEKEND. RABBIT EARS
    PASS AND THE GORE RANGE WILL GET SNOW FIRST AND THEN THE STORM
    WILL SPREAD TO THE MOUNTAINS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK AND
    GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES. INCREASING WINDS GUSTING TO 60 MPH MAY
    PRODUCE NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW AS THE STORM
    STRENGTHENS.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
    * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING...INCREASING
    QUICKLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE
    DURING THE DAY SATURDAY...DECREASING AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY
    NIGHT.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 24 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE PARK AND
    NORTHERN GORE RANGES NEAR RABBIT EARS PASS. 8 TO 14 INCHES ARE
    POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS IN AND NEAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL
    PARK.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...STRONG WEST WINDS GUSTING BETWEEN 50 AND 60
    MPH WILL DRASTICALLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES DUE TO BLOWING AND
    DRIFTING SNOW. FREQUENT VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE
    WILL BE POSSIBLE.
    * IMPACTS...SNOW...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES...AND LOW VISIBILITY
    IN BLOWING SNOW WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL...MAKING IT
    HAZARDOUS FOR TRAVEL IN THE MOUNTAINS ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES.