Blizzard Warning in Effect, Travel Not Recommended – Wed March 13th 2019

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Blizzard Warning in Effect, Travel Not Recommended – Wed March 13th 2019

The Nation Weather Service have issued a Blizzard Warning.

Blizzard Warning

Conditions will continue to deteriorate throughout the day, and travel will get harder.

Extreme winds have the potential for creating whiteout conditions causing zero visibility.

Please keep off the roads, if possible, to keep yourself safe, and to allow emergency crews and plows to do their work unhindered.

Stay home, and if you cannot stay home, stay safe out there… and come home as early as you can manage.

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“Blizzard Warning in Effect, Travel Not Recommended”

A winter storm centered over southeastern Colorado will rapidly

intensify this morning. This will produce very strong winds and

areas of heavy snow. Rain will change to snow along the Front

Range this morning, with blizzard conditions developing quickly

in the late morning or early afternoon. These conditions will

spread eastward across the plains this afternoon. Near zero

visibilities are expected with wind gusts of up to 80 mph and up

to a foot of snow on the plains east of a line from Greeley to

Denver International Airport. In areas closer to the mountains,

there will be less snow, but a period of very heavy snow and

strong winds is likely during the day today that will likely

create near blizzard conditions for a while. Strong winds will

continue to create blizzard conditions on the plains overnight

tonight. Closer to the mountains, there will be some improvement

but still enough wind for some drifting snow and continued

difficult travel.

Much of the northern Colorado mountains will also see heavy snow

and windy conditions today, especially near the Wyoming border.

Travelers across the Colorado mountains and eastern plains should

consider canceling travel plans today, as conditions will

deteriorate quickly during the late morning or early afternoon. Be

aware that if you go somewhere this morning, you could become

stranded or have a very difficult time returning this afternoon.

Road closures can be expected, especially on the eastern plains

and near the Wyoming border, but possibly also along the I-25

corridor during the peak of the storm later today. Residents

should also be prepared for power outages from the very strong

winds.

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