South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above 9000 Feet Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 4:41 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Saturday morning...

* what... heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14
inches, with localized amounts up to 18 inches are possible.
The snow will be heaviest along the higher east facing slopes of
the Front Range.

* Where... Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow range,
the mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the
Indian Peaks, the Front Range foothills.

* When... from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

* Additional details... plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the evening commute on Friday. Significant
reductions in visibility are possible.

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.

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:09 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning now in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM
MDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for South
Park... southern Front Range foothills... Palmer Divide... Denver...
and adjacent plains eastward through Lincoln County...

* affected area... fire weather zones 214... 216... 240... 241...
245... 246 and 247.

* Timing... strong winds and low humidities will develop this
morning. The humidities will improve this evening, but it will
remain windy overnight.

* Winds... south 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 12 percent.

* Impacts... conditions will be favorable for new fire starts and
rapid wildfire growth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... .or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.