Significant Winter Storm
Be prepared Lyons!
Boulder County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are tracking a significant winter storm for our area, with the main snow event expected Friday night, with heaviest snow Saturday, through Sunday and wrapping up by Monday morning.
Expected Impacts: Wet heavy snow causing possible tree damage, power interruptions and travel problems.
Total Amounts: 2 inches of water in the snow, which could translate to 2 feet from Boulder to I-25 and up to 3 feet possibly in the foothills, based upon the timing of rain to snow and from planning forecasts from the NWS. These numbers may change by tomorrow afternoon as the forecast confidence improves.
Be Prepared: Charge your phone(s) in advance of the storm, in case we were to lose power. Know where your flashlights are and replace the batteries. Ensure you have essential food items for your family. Have drinking water available. Anticipate what you and your family may need in case you need to shelter in place for up to 48 hours and if there are power outages due to the weight of the snow on the lines and/or downed trees.
Daylight Savings: Begins at 2 am, March 14. It's possible that you may have to shovel with an hour less of sleep on Sunday morning!
The Melt: It will stay cold most of next week with highs in the thirties and lows in high teens to twenties.
While this storm is still be updated with potential totals, this is a good reminder to sign-up at www.boco911alert.com to receive messages about imminent threats and hazards by text message, email, and/or on your cell, home, or work phone.
If you experience a power outage, over the weekend, please call the non-emergency dispatch number, 303-441-4444 if you lose power. Public works and utilities staff have begun making preparations.
Let's continue to take care of each other, be prepared and stay safe Lyons!