Retired senior lecturer in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State, where he was lead faculty for PSU's online certificate in forecasting.
By: Lee Grenci , 4:23 PM GMT on May 11, 2014
The NWS is warning people along the Front Range not to stand under trees with large limbs...trees have leaves and lots of snow on the way!
.WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT MONDAY...
* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO
MONDAY MORNING BEFORE GRADUALLY DECREASING BY MIDDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES FOR THE VALLEYS...WITH 12
TO 24 INCHES FOR THE NORTHERN FRONT RANGE MOUNTAINS AND
FOOTHILLS. LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 3 FEET ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE MOUNTAINS OF LARIMER COUNTY.
* WIND/VISIBILITY...HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH NORTHEAST WINDS UP
TO 30 MPH MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT
* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SOME ROADS IN THE
FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO THE HEAVY
WET SNOW. THE HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON LEAFED OUT TREES
AND MAY BREAK SOME TREE LIMBS...CAUSING POWER OUTAGES. IF
POSSIBLE...AVOID GOING UNDER OR PARKING UNDERNEATH LARGE SNOW
COVERED TREE LIMBS.
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