Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NWS issues warning

A warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS)! Today marks the first measurable snow in 2014, and looks to do the same in 2015. 
Please remain safe on the roads and in your homes!

The following are remarks from the NWS.

Blizzard Warning in effect from 10 PM this evening to noon MST Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Blizzard Warning which is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to noon MST Wednesday. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect.
* Timing. Moderate to heavy snowfall develop late tonight and will continue through Wednesday morning.
* Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches will be possible.
* Wind will decrease visibility as north winds will be 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph late tonight. Northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph Wednesday morning with gusts to 55 mph. Areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility to near zero at times.
* This warning impacts areas of blowing snow will also produce snow packed and slick roadways. Severely restricted visibility in the more open areas of Interstates 70 and 76 to the East and northeast of Denver. These areas will be especially susceptible to strong winds and possible closures. Plan your travel accordingly.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibility are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle

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