Winter Storm Watch

Issued At: Saturday, 07 Oct 2017, 3:47 PM MDT
Expires At: Monday, 09 Oct 2017, 6:00 PM MDT

Urgent - winter weather message national weather service denver co 347 pm mdt sat oct 7 2017 ...season's first accumulating snow expected for the i-25 corridor... .a strong cold front and upper level storm system will move into the area sunday evening. temperatures will drop rapidly with the passage of the cold front. snow will develop over the mountains and higher foothills, with rain developing during the evening in lower elevations. temperatures will turn cold enough for rain to change over to snow across most of the i-25 corridor towards the midnight hour and then across the eastern plains late sunday night or monday morning. the mild weather on sunday would make an excellent time to prepare for winter's return. check car tires and ensure your emergency kits, flashlights, blankets, ice scrapers etc. are in place and all ready to go. drain outdoor sprinkler systems to protect them from the well below freezing temperatures expected by monday night. rocky mountain national park and the medicine bow range- the mountains of summit county, the mosquito range, and the indian peaks-the northern front range foothills- the southern front range foothills- including the cities of 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, and westcreek 347 pm mdt sat oct 7 2017 ...winter storm watch remains in effect from sunday evening through monday afternoon... * what...heavy snow possible. plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on monday. total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches, are possible. * where...rocky mountain national park and the medicine bow range, the mountains of summit county, the mosquito range, and the indian peaks, the northern front range foothills and the southern front range foothills. * when...from sunday evening through monday afternoon. * additional details...significant reductions in visibility are possible. scattered power outages may occur due to heavy snow accumulating on trees still bearing their leaves. precautionary/preparedness actions... a winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. continue to monitor the latest forecasts.