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  • Winter Storm Watch for Middle Park County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued April 27 at 7:23PM MDT until April 30 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:23 p.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 THURSDAY EVENING AND TRACK ACROSS COLORADO
    FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION...UPSLOPE CONDITIONS WILL BE
    INCREASING THROUGHOUT THE DAY THURSDAY AND THEN CONTINUE THROUGH
    AT LEAST FRIDAY EVENING. MOST OF NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
    COLORADO WILL EXPERIENCE RAIN OR SNOW WITH THIS SYSTEM. THE
    MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS MAY SEE SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
    WHILE THE PLAINS RECEIVE A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
    THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
    * TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD ACROSS THE WATCH
    AREA ON THURSDAY WITH HIGHER INTENSITIES EXPECTED TO BEGIN
    THURSDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY EVENING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY 10 TO 20 INCHES. FAVORED UPSLOPE
    AREAS EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WILL SEE THE MOST SNOW...
    WITH TOTALS POSSIBLY APPROACHING TWO FEET.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL MOSTLY REMAIN LESS THAN 15 TO 20
    MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL LIKELY DROP BELOW A MILE AT TIMES.
    * IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW ON BRANCHES AND POWER LINES COULD
    LEAD TO TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL GET SLUSHY OR
    SNOW-PACKED THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT. HOWEVER... DUE TO
    THE HIGH SUN ANGLE DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY HIGHWAYS MAY NOT
    EXPERIENCE A LOT OF ACCUMULATION DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS.