**My morning Southwest Colorado update on the approaching Winter Storm will be out before 9 am.**
12/31/21 Friday 7 am
As of 10:20 pm last night, 6005 acres have burned in Boulder County. The estimate as of this morning is 580+ homes have been destroyed.
Here is a map of the fire perimeter.
Low pressure in southeast Colorado will do its job and generate upslope flow. Boulder is included in a Winter Storm Warning issued this morning. Louisville and Superior are in far Southeastern Boulder County. They will receive lesser amounts of snow.
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-LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-BOULDER AND JEFFERSON
COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF EVERGREEN, GEORGETOWN, GLENDEVEY, LAKEWOOD, NEDERLAND, GOLDEN, FORT COLLINS, WESTCREEK, LONGMONT, ARVADA, LOVELAND, CENTRAL CITY, RED FEATHER LAKES, NUNN, IDAHO SPRINGS, ESTES PARK, BAILEY, HEREFORD, AND BOULDER 947 PM MST THU DEC 30 2021
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY…
* WHAT…HEAVY SNOW LIKELY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 5 AND 10 INCHES EXPECTED. HIGHER AMOUNTS TO 1 FOOT POSSIBLE FOR HIGHER TERRAIN IN THE FOOTHILLS AND NEAR ESTES PARK.
* WHERE…THE NORTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS, THE SOUTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS, FORT COLLINS, AND BOULDER AND THE WESTERN SUBURBS OF DENVER.
* WHEN…FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY.
* IMPACTS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE FRIDAY MORNING AND EVENING COMMUTES.
Here are the forecasted liquid precipitation totals through Saturday afternoon.
The numbers refer to liquid-equivalent precipitation totals between 5 am this morning and 5 pm Saturday afternoon. The .49 is for Boulder, .44 for Longmont, .36 in Broomfield, .32 in Lafayette. The fire is approximately where I have indicated in red.
Here are the maps in motion showing the snow developing today.
I will provide more updates as the condition warrants.
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