Current Colorado OEM Operating Status

The Colorado Office of Emergency Management is monitoring impacted areas from the Winter Storm Warning and Blizzard Warning Areas. The State Emergency Opertions Center (EOC) and the Emergency Support Functions (ESF) are on alert status. The State EOC is not activated at this time.
Current Predicted Weather from National Weather Service - Boulder Office:

Foothills - Winter Storm Warning until 11:00 p.m.
  • Could see snow rates up to 1-2"/hour
  • Snow Accumulation Northern Foothills 7-14"
  • Snow Accumulation Southern Foothills 10-20"
  • Snow Accumulations Highlands Ranch going West to Jefferson County could see up to 14"
  • Winds 15-25 MPH sustained with gusts up to 30-35 MPH.
  • Snow should start diminishing around 5:00 p.m from the north and working south around 8:00 p.m.near Jefferson County.
  • Visibility will be around 1/4 mile

I-25 Corridor Denver to Boulder - Winter Storm Warning until 8:00 p.m.
  • Snow Accumulation 8-12"
  • Winds 15-25 MPH sustained with gusts up to 30-35 MPH
  • Snow should start to diminish around 8:00 p.m in the metro area and around 5:00 p.m. in the Boulder area.
  • Visibility will be around 1/4 mile

Palmer Divide / Northeast Region (Northern El Paso, Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln, Central and Eastern Adams and Arapahoe, Washington Counties - Blizzard Warning until 11:00 p.m. 
  • Snow Accumulation:
  • Southern Douglas and Western Elbert 10-16"
  • Limon 8" - Snow will be less going east of Limon
  • Limon / South 1-3"
  • I-70 Limon to Denver up to 10"
  • NE Corner of State 1-3"
  • I-76 Ft. Morgan to Metro Area - 6-8" near Ft. Morgan.... near 10-12" closer to metro area.
  • Greeley area 6-8"
  • Washington County 1-3" could be greater in Western Washington County
  • Adams & Arapahoe County 8-12"
  • Winds 20-35 MPH sustained with gusts up to 35-40 MPH
  • Visibility will be from zero to 1/4 mile in areas.
  • Snow should start diminishing around 5:00 from the north and gradually decreasing going south around 11:00 p.m. near Limon.
State EOC Updates
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