Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 11:29 AM MDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 PM this
afternoon to 6 PM MDT Saturday...

* timing... snow will develop in the Front Range foothills this
afternoon and will become heavy at times late this afternoon and
evening. Snow will continue through tonight, and then gradually
taper off from north to south on Saturday.

* Snow accumulations... 8 to 15 inches, heaviest in the southern
Front Range foothills.

* Wind/visibility... northeast winds 15 to 30 mph, with the
strongest winds on the plains. Visibility may be reduced to a
quarter mile in heavy snow.

* Impacts... roads will become snow and slush covered with the
heavier snowfall late this afternoon and evening. Hazardous
travel conditions will linger into Saturday. Wet snow may also
accumulate on already leafed out trees, resulting in broken
tree limbs and scattered power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. If you must
travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

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