A May Blizzard Warning

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jimmnn

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The National Weather Service In Denver Has Issued A Blizzard

Warning...which Is In Effect Until 4 Pm Mdt This Afternoon.



At 730 Am Mdt...the Sedgwick County Sheriff Reported Multiple

Accidents This Morning. The Combination Of Strong Winds And Snow In The Area Have Resulted In Zero Visibilities. Conditions Are Not Expected To Improve Until Late This Afternoon.



Snow Accumulations Of 1 To 4 Inches Are Expected Today With

Extensive Blowing And Drifting Snow.



A Blizzard Warning Means Severe Winter Weather Conditions Are Occurring Or Imminent. Sustained Wind And/or Frequent Wind Gusts Of 35 Mph Or Higher Will Combine With Considerable Falling And Blowing Snow To Produce Widespread Visibilities Below One Quarter Of A Mile. Travel Will Be Extremely Dangerous And Is Discouraged In These Whiteout Conditions.



If You Must Travel...have A Winter Survival Kit With You. If You Get Stranded...stay With Your Vehicle And Wait For Help To Arrive.



Snow Will Continue In The Northern Colorado Mountains Today. The Snow May Be Heavy At Times This Morning...especially From Rocky Mountain National Park Northward. Additional Snow Accumulations Of 3 To 6 Inches Are Expected Today. The Snow Will Be Decreasingas The Day Goes On...but Very Strong Northwest Winds Will Blow Over The Higher Elevations With Gusts As High As 80 Mph Above Timberline In The Front Range.



These Winds Will Produce Blizzard Conditions In Higher Exposed Areas...especially Around Berthoud And Loveland Passes.



Storm Total Snow Accumulations From Wednesday Night Through Today Will Range From 10 To 20 Inches.

A Wind Sensor Above Timberline Near Berthoud Pass Recorded

Sustained Winds Of 65 Mph With Gusts To 80 Mph At 4 Am.

Many High Country Roads Are And Snow Covered. Chains Laws Are In Effect For Some Highways...and Loveland Pass Was Closed Early This Morning.
 

dirtfinder

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Yeah, I was being a little sarcastic, We had approx. 3" of snow with 1/2" on the ground and the rest ending up somewhere in NEB., I clocked a wind gust of 73.2mph at 3:48am yesterday morning and it only got worst from there. The snow start just after 6am and finally stop around 4:30pm with white out conds. through out the day.
 
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