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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
421 AM MST THU MAR 7 2013

...WINTER STORM TO MOVE INTO NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN
COLORADO FRIDAY EVENING...

.THE NEXT WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEASTERN COLORADO FRIDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE PRODUCING SNOW
WELL INTO SATURDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY EVENING FOR THE MOUNTAINS...AND 3
TO 6 HOURS LATER OVER THE PLAINS. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS STAND A GOOD
CHANCE TO MEET OR EXCEED WINTER STORM WARNING CRITERIA AMOUNTS IN
MANY AREAS. DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO WITH THIS
STORM.

COZ030>037-071930-
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JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOULD...NORTH PARK...RAND...SPICER...
WALDEN...EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS...
RABBIT EARS PASS...DILLON...FRASER...GRANBY...GRAND LAKE...
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS...KREMMLING...CAMERON PASS...
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS...
BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL...
INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...
WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK...ESTES PARK...GLENDEVEY...
NEDERLAND...RED FEATHER LAKES...BAILEY...CENTRAL CITY...
EVERGREEN...GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...WESTCREEK...FAIRPLAY...
HARTSEL...LAKE GEORGE...SOUTH PARK
421 AM MST THU MAR 7 2013

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE MOUNTAINS.
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE FROM MID FRIDAY EVENING INTO
SATURDAY EVENING OVER THE MOUNTAINS...HIGH VALLEYS AND
FOOTHILLS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WILL RANGE FROM 7 TO 16 INCHES POSSIBLE.
THE LEAST OVER THE HIGH VALLEYS OF NORTH AND MIDDLE PARK...WITH
THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS FROM THE DIVIDE EASTWARD RECEIVING
THE MOST.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...STRONG WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS
AND FOOTHILLS WITH THIS STORM...ALTHOUGH VISIBILITIES COULD DROP WELL
BELOW 1 MILE WITH HEAVY SNOW FALLING.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL PLAGUE
DRIVERS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS FROM FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
421 AM MST THU MAR 7 2013

...WINTER STORM TO MOVE INTO NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN
COLORADO FRIDAY EVENING...

.THE NEXT WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEASTERN COLORADO FRIDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE PRODUCING SNOW
WELL INTO SATURDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY EVENING FOR THE MOUNTAINS...AND 3
TO 6 HOURS LATER OVER THE PLAINS. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS STAND A GOOD
CHANCE TO MEET OR EXCEED WINTER STORM WARNING CRITERIA AMOUNTS IN
MANY AREAS. DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO WITH THIS
STORM.

COZ038>051-071930-
/O.NEW.KBOU.WS.A.0004.130309T0900Z-130310T0600Z/
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT COLLINS...HEREFORD...LOVELAND...
NUNN...ARVADA...BOULDER...GOLDEN...LAKEWOOD...LONGMONT...AURORA...
BRIGHTON...CITY OF DENVER...DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...
HIGHLANDS RANCH...LITTLETON...PARKER...CASTLE ROCK...ELBERT...
FONDIS...KIOWA...LARKSPUR...BRIGGSDALE...GROVER...PAWNEE BUTTES...
RAYMER...STONEHAM...EATON...FORT LUPTON...GREELEY...ROGGEN...
BRUSH...FORT MORGAN...GOODRICH...WIGGINS...BENNETT...BYERS...
DEER TRAIL...LEADER...AGATE...HUGO...LIMON...MATHESON...FORDER...
KARVAL...KUTCH...PUNKIN CENTER...CROOK...MERINO...STERLING...
PEETZ...AKRON...COPE...LAST CHANCE...OTIS...JULESBURG...OVID...
SEDGWICK...AMHERST...HAXTUN...HOLYOKE
421 AM MST THU MAR 7 2013

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN OVER THE URBAN CORRIDOR PLAINS BY MID
FRIDAY EVENING...THEN OVER THE REST OF THE PLAINS AROUND
MIDNIGHT. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE FROM AROUND 6 AM
MST SATURDAY MORNING INTO SATURDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WILL RANGE FROM 7 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.
THE MOST IS EXPECTED OVER THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR AND
PALMER RIDGE...THE LEAST OVER THE NORTHEAST CORNER AND LINCOLN
COUNTY.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED OVER
THE PLAINS EAST OF THE URBAN CORRIDOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING. THIS COUPLED WITH THE MODERATE AND HEAVY SNOW
WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES WELL BELOW ONE MILE.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL PLAGUE
DRIVERS OVER THE PLAINS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO ON SATURDAY AND
SATURDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.