Estes Park, Colorado Weather Forecasts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet (Colorado).

National Weather Service Forecast for: Estes Park CO
Issued by: National Weather Service Denver-Boulder, CO
Updated: 6:53 am MST Dec 21, 2014
 
Today

Chance Rain/Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%
Chance
Rain/Snow
Tonight

Snow Likely. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Snow
Likely
Monday

Chance Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%
Chance
Snow
Monday
Night

Snow Likely. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Snow
Likely
Tuesday

Slight Chc Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 10%
Slight Chc
Snow
Tuesday
Night

Breezy
Breezy
Wednesday

Breezy
Breezy
Wednesday
Night

Slight Chc Snow
Slight Chc
Snow
Christmas
Day

Chance Snow
Chance
Snow
Hi 47 °F Lo 30 °F Hi 34 °FFalling Temperatures Lo 16 °F Hi 29 °F Lo 16 °F Hi 39 °F Lo 24 °F Hi 37 °F
Today
 
A chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow between 10am and 11am, then a chance of snow after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Windy, with a west wind 21 to 26 mph increasing to 27 to 32 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
 
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Windy, with a west northwest wind 27 to 32 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday
 
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 34 by 11am, then falling to around 26 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday Night
 
Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday
 
A 10 percent chance of snow before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tuesday Night
 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Breezy.
Wednesday
 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Breezy.
Wednesday Night
 
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Christmas Day
 
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Thursday Night
 
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Friday
 
A slight chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.
Friday Night
 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Saturday
 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

   


Dec 21, 2014   8:38 AM MST    From the InterWARN Weather Center...

FLUS45 KBOU 211317
HWOBOU

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
617 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ030>051-221330-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
617 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...DANGEROUS WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOW AND POWERFUL WINDS
MOVING INTO THE NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE FRONT RANGE
MOUNTAINS AND AREAS FURTHER WEST THIS AFTERNOON. CONDITIONS WILL
DETERIORATE RAPIDLY AS THE SNOWFALL AND WINDS INCREASE. NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOWFALL AND WIND
GUSTS IN THE 50 TO 75 MPH RANGE ARE POSSIBLE IN HIGHER AREAS
OVERNIGHT... AND CONDITIONS WILL ONLY IMPROVE GRADUALLY ON MONDAY.
PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS
SHOULD CONSIDER CHANGING THEIR PLANS TO AVOID TRAVEL LATER TODAY
OR TONIGHT AS THIS STORM COULD HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON TRAVEL.

IN AREAS EAST OF THE FRONT RANGE...STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH IN THE FOOTHILLS AND 30 TO 40
MPH ON THE PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THERE IS A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ON THE PLAINS TONIGHT. MOST AREAS WILL SEE
LITTLE OR NO ACCUMULATION...BUT THERE WILL BE SOME LOCALIZED
HEAVIER SHOWERS THAT COULD PRODUCE AN INCH OR TWO.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

WIDESPREAD SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS MONDAY INTO MONDAY
EVENING...BEFORE GRADUALLY DECREASING OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY. THE
SNOW COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES ON MONDAY. STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE
BLOWING SNOW AND VERY DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE HIGHER
MOUNTAINS ALONG AND WEST OF THE DIVIDE WILL SEE A TOTAL OF 14 TO
24 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH BETWEEN 6 AND 18 INCHES THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS OF JACKSON AND GRAND COUNTIES. THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW ON THE PLAINS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT
BUT ANY ACCUMULATION WILL BE LIGHT. 

THE PLAINS WILL BE DRY ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...AND SO WILL THE
MOUNTAINS ON WEDNESDAY. THE NEXT STORM WILL BRING A CHANCE OF
SNOW ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY TO THE MOUNTAINS. 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

REPORTS OF SNOWFALL OR HIGH WINDS WILL BE APPRECIATED.

$$

GIMMESTAD/RJK




WWUS45 KBOU 211252
WSWBOU

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
552 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
COLORADO MOUNTAINS...

.HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY AS A POWERFUL AND
MOIST PACIFIC JET STREAM PLOWS INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. THE WORST
STORM CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED TO REACH THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR THIS AFTERNOON.
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND
EXPOSED AREAS BY THIS EVENING...INCLUDING THE HIGHER PORTIONS OF
INTERSTATE 70 AND LOVELAND...BERTHOUD...AND RABBIT EARS PASSES.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS.
SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED...AND ROAD
CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE. CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY
THIS AFTERNOON.

COZ031-033-034-212200-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0013.141221T1900Z-141223T0700Z/
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...
EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS...
RABBIT EARS PASS...CAMERON PASS...
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS...
BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL...
INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...
WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK
552 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING. SNOW WILL
  QUICKLY INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON WITH HEAVY SNOW AND
  NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT. LIGHTER SNOW WILL CONTINUE
  MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...BUT THERE WILL STILL BE EXTENSIVE
  BLOWING SNOW AND POOR TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...14 TO 24 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH WILL BE COMMON...WITH
  GUSTS AS HIGH AS 75 MPH OVER HIGHER EXPOSED AREAS. WIDESPREAD
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...AND
  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY BECOME WIDESPREAD THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY THIS
  AFTERNOON. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED WITH DRIFTING SNOW AND
  NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES IN WINDIER AREAS. ROAD CLOSURES ARE
  POSSIBLE...AND CHAINS WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL
  VEHICLES OVER THE PASSES. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT THREAT OF
  TRAVELERS BEING STRANDED FOR AN EXTENDED TIME WITH THIS STORM. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER AVOIDING TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA AS CONDITIONS WILL BECOME DANGEROUS. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR SLOW AND DIFFICULT DRIVING AND BE
PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES OR BECOMING
STRANDED. CARRY WARM CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND
WATER...A FULL GAS TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF
AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

GIMMESTAD/RJK




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