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
.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
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,
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.
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.