Forecast on Track: Blizzard Warnings Issued

Weather warnings as of 4:00PM MDT

  • Red Flag Warning (12PM – 6PM) Thursday
    • Includes all of Eastern and Northeastern Colorado
    • 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.
  • Blizzard Warning (12AM – 12PM Friday)
    • Includes Palmer Divide region: Douglas County above 6,000ft elevation, Elbert County, Lincoln County
    • Castle Rock, Larkspur, Elbert, Limon, Elizabeth, Kiowa, Franktown, Monument are all included in the Blizzard Watch
    • A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities 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.
    • Travel is not recommended after midnight tonight!
  • Winter Storm Warning (12AM – 12PM Friday)
    • Western Douglas County foothills, foothills west of Denver, extreme Western Palmer Divide region, continental divide region mountains.
    • A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel…keep an extra flashlight… food…and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
    • Travel is not recommended after midnight tonight!

Our earlier Forecast from this morning is still on track!

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We’ll continue to track this storm system and have updates as needed!


John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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