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How Much Snow Will the Fort Collins Area Get This Time? (Hazardous Weather Outlook In Effect)

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Beano, TSM

A winter storm is-a-brewin’, we had highs around 60 yesterday and a chance of snow tonight and tomorrow here in the front range. Right now our forecast is calling for a 70% chance of snow tonight and tomorrow, calling for one to five inches possible. (We currently have a hazardous weather outlook, according to the National Weather Service, info on that can be found below.)

How much, if any, of those glorious white flakes are we going to actually see? (I feel sorry for any meteorologist charged with predicting our Colorado weather patterns.)

Keep Up To Date With the Forecast On the 99.9 The Point Weather Page

From the NWS (at 4pm Wed Nov, 20th, 2012):

ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AS CLOUDS MOVE IN FROM THE WEST. TONIGHT…SNOWFALL

WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OVERNIGHT…WITH GENERALLY 1 TO 4 INCH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BY MORNING. THE SNOWFALL

WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS. ON THE PLAINS…ISOLATED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING IN

ADVANCE OF A STRONG CANADIAN COLD FRONT WHICH IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SOUTH ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO AND THE DENVER AREA BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 2 A.M. TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY TO FALL ABRUPTLY WITH ITS PASSAGE ON GUSTY NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS. LIGHT SNOWFALL SHOULD THEN DEVELOP OVER AND ALONG THE FRONT RANGE AND PALMER DIVIDE LATE TONIGHT WITH A FEW INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE BY MORNING. THE CHANCE OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL

DECREASE FARTHER OUT ON THE PLAINS.

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE  INTO COLORADO OVERNIGHT. ADDITIONALLY…A  STRONG CANADIAN COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE COLORADO PLAINS AFTER MIDNIGHT BRINGING MUCH COLDER AIR AND UPSLOPE FLOW TO LOCALES EAST OF THE  MOUNTAINS.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY  LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE FORECAST AREA ON THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE DECREASING AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE PLAINS COULD SEE 2 TO 5 INCHES TOTAL FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. THE

HIGH COUNTRY COULD SEE 2 TO 8 INCHES DURING THAT SAME PERIOD. TEMPERATURES WILL BE MUCH COLDER THURSDAY AND FRIDAY COMPARED TO

READINGS WE`VE BEEN HAVING LATELY. FROM SATURDAY THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY…THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS…

THAT`S ABOUT IT. TEMPERATURES SHOULD MODERATE SOMEWHAT SATURDAY INTO NEXT WEEK…BUT MAY STAY A BIT BELOW SEASONAL NORMALS.

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