Winter Storm Watch

Issued At: Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 4:41 AM MDT
Expires At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 6:00 PM MDT

Jefferson and west douglas counties above 6000 feet/gilpin/clear creek/northeast park counties below 9000 feet- including the cities of bailey, central city, evergreen, georgetown, idaho springs, and westcreek 441 am mdt wed may 17 2017 ...winter storm watch remains in effect from late tonight through friday afternoon... * timing...rain is expected to change to snow wednesday night as cold air moves into the area. snow is expected to continue through friday afternoon before it dissipates. * snow accumulations...12 to 20 inches possible. * 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.