Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR GUNNISON SNOWFALL...GUNNISON COUNTY OEM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
105 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

FORECAST IS BASED ON INCIDENT TIME OF 1700 MST ON JANUARY 22.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...ANOTHER STRONG WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA
TONIGHT AND WILL IMPACT THE AREA THROUGH TUESDAY. SNOW IS EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP OVERNIGHT, BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES BY MONDAY MORNING.
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS FROM TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY WILL VARY FROM
3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE VICINITY OF GUNNISON, 6 TO 12 INCHES NEAR
CERRO SUMMIT WITH 8 TO 18 INCHES EXPECTED IN AND AROUND CRESTED
BUTTE.

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS
TONIGHT THROUGH 9 AM MST TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........SNOW SHOWERS DEVELOPING THIS EVENING AND
                    CONTINUING OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH THE
                    NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....13-18 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100%.
SURFACE WINDS.......MOUNTAINS: SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS TO 30 MPH OVER THE MOUNTAINS.
                    VALLEYS: VARIABLE 0-5 MPH.
SNOW ACCUMULATION...MOUNTAINS: 2-4 INCHES.
                    VALLEYS: 1-3 INCHES.

.MONDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY WITH OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS. PATCHY
                    FOG AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....28-34 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........60-65%.
SURFACE WINDS.......MOUNTAINS: SOUTHWEST 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
                    TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE.
                    VALLEYS: WEST WINDS 3-6 MPH, INCREASING TO
                    10-20 MPH BY EARLY AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS UP TO
                    40 MPH.
SNOW ACCUMULATION...MOUNTAINS: 3-6 INCHES.
                    VALLEYS: 2-4 INCHES.

.MONDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS, TAPERING OFF AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT. CLOUDY WITH AREAS OF FOG.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....5-10 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100%.
SURFACE WINDS.......MOUNTAINS: WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10-20 MPH
                    WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
                    VALLEYS: WEST TO NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH. GUSTS
                    UP TO 30 MPH IN THE EVENING.
SNOW ACCUMULATION...MOUNTAINS: 2-4 INCHES.
                    VALLEYS: 1-3 INCHES.


.TUESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90%). SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....20-25 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........58-63%.
SURFACE WINDS.......MOUNTAINS: WEST WINDS 5-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
                    30 MPH.
                    VALLEYS: WEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.
SNOW ACCUMULATION...MOUNTAINS: 1-3 INCHES.
                    VALLEYS: LESS THAN 2 INCHES.

$$
FORECASTER...JEFF COLTON
REQUESTED BY...SCOTT MORRILL
TYPE OF REQUEST...OTHER
.TAG 1700626.0/GJT



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