Winter Storm Watch

Issued At: Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4:28 PM MDT
Expires At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 6:00 PM MDT

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- including the cities of estes park, glendevey, nederland, red feather lakes, bailey, central city, evergreen, georgetown, idaho springs, and westcreek 427 pm mdt tue may 16 2017 ...winter storm watch in effect from late wednesday night through friday afternoon... the national weather service in denver has issued a winter storm watch, which is in effect from late wednesday night through friday afternoon. * timing...rain is expected to change to snow wednesday evening as cold air moves into the area. snow is expected to continue through friday afternoon before it dissipates. * snow accumulations...1 to 2 feet of snow is possible with up to 3 feet on favored east slopes. * wind/visibility...visibility will fall below a quarter mile in heavy snow. * impacts...roads will likely become snow and slush covered. wet snow may accumulate on leafed out trees, resulting in broken tree limbs and power outages. precautionary/preparedness actions... a winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. continue to monitor the latest forecasts.