I am going to stick with what you say oh great one please enlighten us!!
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
336 PM MST SUN NOV 15 2015
...STRONG WINTER STORM MOVING OVER COLORADO MONDAY NIGHT...
.A POTENT WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS COLORADO MONDAY
NIGHT WHICH WILL PRODUCE HEAVY SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THEN SNOW
AND GUSTY WINDS ON THE PLAINS BY TUESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVY SNOW
FALLING IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL MAKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS DIFFICULT DUE
TO SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. ON THE
PLAINS...AS THE SNOW BEGINS FALLING AND NORTHERLY WINDS
INCREASE...IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT DUE TO POOR VISIBILITIES AND SNOW
What you've got there is a whole bunch of "weather speak" right from the National Weather Service website. The finer points are as follows...
This storm is much like the last one. It's a fast-mover, and not on an optimum track for a monumental snow event. The reason this storm has been so difficult to nail-down is, in part, due to a dynamic weather pattern related to the position and intensity of the Jet Stream. (Maybe El Nino is having an impact, but I won't pin it on that, officially.)
We're under a Winter Storm Watch for most of the Mountain Towns except for Morrison and Fairplay. Morrison isn't included because of the lack of full-blown upslope. Fairplay is not included because it will be protected from most of the upslope flow late Monday/Tuesday. The rest of the areas will receive up to 12 inches of snow along with gusty wind and colder temperatures. The higher mountains are under a Winter Storm Warning with higher accumulations expected.
For our coverage area, we can expect snow to begin tomorrow afternoon, lasting though Tuesday morning. This means a messy commute early Tuesday.
You should be prepared for up to 12 inches of snowfall, with slightly higher amounts in higher elevations. There will likely be widely-varying amounts per location. The "snow window" is Monday evening through Tuesday mid-morning. Snow will rapidly taper-off through the day Tuesday, followed by breezy and cold conditions.
Most of the snow will fall late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. We will most likely be changing some snow totals as we get closer to storm initiation, and if you have the capability of sending snow reports to us through our Facebook page, that would be awesome.
Stay tuned for more, tomorrow morning! -Meteorologist Steve Hamilton
From Chief Meteorologist Steve Hamilton on our Super Local Weather Page
: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday evening until 8 a.m. Friday morning. We are expecting light snow and freezing drizzle to begin this evening, changing to all snow by tonight. Some light ice accumulation will occur, making roads slick and travel slow.
2 to 6 inches of snow is expected, with the highest totals in the foothill areas.
Temperatures will drop to the 20s overnight, and will remain there during Thanksgiving Day. Snow will taper off by early Friday, but temperatures will be in the teens during the day.
Posted earlier today on our Facebook Page:
From Meteorologist Steve Hamilton: If you've got travel plans for Thanksgiving, here's your weather update. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that covers most of our Mountain Towns and the Denver Metro. Be prepared for several inches of snow, cold temperatures, slick roads and poor visibility. Check in with our main weather page for continuous coverage:
Sounds like a great day to stay inside, watch football, and enjoy good food and spirits! If you have to travel, or friends/family are coming to you, please be safe and make sure your cars are winter-ready.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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From Chief Meteorologist Steve Hamilton:
Prepare for strong wind, gusting to 55 mph in some foothills locations Monday and Monday Night.
High pressure will be moving over the central Rockies on Monday. This will clear out the snow, but it will also bring very windy conditions to the foothills. We are expecting some wind advisories to be issued sometime Monday, and we will keep you up to date. Wind gusts to 55 mph may happen late Monday afternoon into the evening.