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  • Winter Storm Watch for Southern Front Range Foothills, Denver Metropolitan Area, Eastern Douglas, Western, Elbert Counties, Castle Rock, Vicinity 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.

  • Winter Storm Watch for Southern Front Range Foothills, Denver Metropolitan Area County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued January 31 at 8:44AM MST until February 02 at 12:00PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:44 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at noon
  • ...STRONG STORM EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY...
    .A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT BASIN TONIGHT...AND THEN
    TRACK JUST SOUTH OF THE FOUR CORNERS AREA TOWARDS SOUTHWEST KANSAS
    BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND
    SPREAD FROM THE MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING ONTO THE PLAINS TONIGHT.
    SNOW INTENSITY WILL INCREASE ON MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT...AND
    THEN GRADUALLY DECREASE FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY.
    WHILE SNOW INTENSITY MAY NOT BE HIGH AT ANY GIVEN TIME...THE LONG
    DURATION OF THIS STORM HAS POTENTIAL TO BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW
    ACCUMULATIONS.
    NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
    MONDAY...WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE BY LATE MONDAY INTO
    TUESDAY. THAT WILL BRING POTENTIAL FOR CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
    DRIFTING SNOW. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER FROM I-25 WESTWARD.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
    TUESDAY MORNING...
    * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND GRADUALLY INCREASE
    THROUGH MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
    FINALLY TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE...WITH THE
    HEAVIER AMOUNTS FAVORING LOCATIONS CLOSER TO THE FOOTHILLS AND
    PALMER DIVIDE AREA.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. SOME GUSTS IN
    EXCESS OF 30 MPH OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS PRODUCING BLOWING AND
    DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
    * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AS SNOW DEVELOPS AND
    ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.
    HAZARDOUS WINTER TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO TUESDAY
    MORNING.