NOAA: Hazardous Weather Outlook for Colorado This Week | “Accumulating Snow” Expected

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NOAA has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Colorado’s high country that is calling for “accumulating snow” and snow levels as low as 6,500-feet.

A STRONGER COLD FRONT
WILL PUSH IN THURSDAY FOR SNOW LEVELS DOWN TO NEAR 6500 FEET
POTENTIALLY. THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE ACCUMULATING SNOW, AND THERE
IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SOME SNOW MIXING IN OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE
AND OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS. - NOAA Denver, CO today
Snow in the Copper Mountain, CO forecast this week.  image:  noaa, today
Snow in the Copper Mountain, CO forecast this week. image: noaa, today

Loveland Pass, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain are already making snow.

Arapahoe Basin just announced that they could be open as early as next week.

Copper Mountain, CO yesterday. photo: copper mountain
Copper Mountain, CO yesterday. photo: copper mountain

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK for COLORADO:

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1117 AM MDT TUE OCT 4 2016

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-
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-


THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

IT WILL PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MOUNTAINS WEST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS 15
TO 25 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS TO 40 MPH ABOVE TIMBERLINE. DRY AND
BREEZY AT TIMES ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON WITH
TEMPERATURES NEAR SEASONAL NORMALS. IT WILL REMAIN DRY OVERNIGHT.
AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BE OVER THE REGION WITH A DRIER
WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW TO THE HIGH COUNTRY STARTING ON
WEDNESDAY, THEN SPREADING RAIN SHOWERS OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES IN. A STRONGER COLD FRONT
WILL PUSH IN THURSDAY FOR SNOW LEVELS DOWN TO NEAR 6500 FEET
POTENTIALLY. THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE ACCUMULATING SNOW, AND THERE
IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SOME SNOW MIXING IN OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE
AND OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS.

THE SYSTEM WILL MOVE QUICKLY OUT OF THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AS AN
UPPER RIDGE PUSHES IN FROM THE WEST FOR THE WEEKEND. FRIDAY
THROUGH MONDAY WILL FEATURE DRY WEATHER UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES
AND WARMING TEMPERATURES.

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