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  • Winter Storm Watch for Morgan County, Fort Morgan, Vicinity County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued February 19 at 11:02PM MST until February 23 at 5:00AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:02 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5 a.m.
  • ...A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING UNTIL
    MONDAY MORNING FOR MOST OF NORTHEAST COLORADO...
    .A POTENT WINTER STORM WILL BRING INCREASED MOISTURE...COOLER AIR
    AS WELL AS INCREASED UPSLOPE FLOW FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY.
    THIS WILL RESULT IN SNOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND THAT WILL BE HEAVY
    AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
    TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS STARTING FRIDAY EVENING INTO
    SATURDAY AND RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT THE
    STORMS DEVELOPMENT.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
    LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
    * TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
    AS A RAIN/SNOW MIXTURE BUT WILL QUICKLY TURN OVER TO SNOW BY
    SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW ON SATURDAY WILL BE HEAVY AT
    TIMES... ESPECIALLY OVER PORTIONS OF THE DENVER METRO AREA AND
    PALMER DIVIDE. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING AND
    WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF SUNDAY EVENING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 16 INCHES WILL BE
    POSSIBLE FOR THE PLAINS WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE
    FOOTHILLS AND NEAR THE PALMER DIVIDE.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...SUSTAINED WINDS ON THE PLAINS OF 10 TO 15
    WITH GUSTING UP TO 25 WILL BE POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY MORNING. THIS
    WILL CAUSE REDUCED VISIBILITY TO UNDER A MILE AT TIMES DURING
    THE HEAVIER SNOWFALL.
    * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY STARTING
    SATURDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. PERSISTENT SNOW OVER THE
    WEEKEND WILL KEEP TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.