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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 15 at 5:42AM MDT until April 18 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:42 a.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6 a.m.
  • ...SPRING STORM TO AFFECT NORTHERN COLORADO THURSDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...
    .A STORM SYSTEM WILL BE NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS AREA EARLY ON
    THURSDAY AND REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE
    MOVING SLOWLY EASTWARD ON FRIDAY. MEANWHILE MOIST UPSLOPE FLOW
    WILL INCREASE ACROSS NORTHERN COLORADO THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO
    FRIDAY. WET HEAVY SNOW MAY DEVELOP THURSDAY EVENING IN THE
    MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
    DEPENDING ON THE EXACT TRACK AND SPEED OF THE STORM SYSTEM HEAVY
    SNOW COULD LINGER INTO FRIDAY NIGHT AS WELL. ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO
    24 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
    ALONG THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR THERE WILL BE A MIX OF RAIN
    AND SNOW WITH MOSTLY RAIN ACROSS THE PLAINS. SOME AREAS ALONG THE
    FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR MAY SEE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW
    WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NEAR THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER THE
    PALMER DIVIDE. IF TEMPERATURES END UP BEING A FEW DEGREES COLDER
    THAN CURRENTLY FORECAST THEN THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW WOULD
    INCREASE ALONG THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
    LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
    WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
    FRIDAY NIGHT.
    * TIMING...SNOW WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
    THEN MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
    EVENING. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 24 INCHES.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
    GUSTS TO 30 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP DOWN TO ONE QUARTER MILE
    AT TIMES DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
    * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED THURSDAY NIGHT
    WITH HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
    VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED AT TIMES DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOWFALL.

  • Winter Storm Watch for Southern Front Range Foothills, Denver Metropolitan Area 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 THIS EVENING THROUGH
    SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
    * TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS
    A RAIN/SNOW MIXTURE BUT WILL TURN OVER TO SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
    THE SNOW ON SATURDAY MAY BE 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 20 MPH.
    VISIBILITY TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DURING THE HEAVIER
    SNOWFALL.
    * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY STARTING LATE
    TONIGHT. PERSISTENT SNOW OVER THE WEEKEND WILL KEEP TRAVEL
    HAZARDOUS.