Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
441 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...ANOTHER POWERFUL WEEKEND STORM FOR SOUTHWEST COLORADO...

.AN UPPER LEVEL STORM WILL SETTLE OVER CALIFORNIA ON FRIDAY
PRODUCING A MOIST AND UNSETTLED SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER SOUTHWEST
COLORADO INTO MONDAY. THE SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ARE
FAVORED WITH THIS STORM WITH NEIGHBORING MOUNTAINS EXPECTED TO
GET SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AS WELL. THE FIRST PERIOD OF HEAVY
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THERE
WILL ALSO BE LULLS IN THE SNOWFALL WITH ONE LULL CURRENTLY TIMED
FOR SUNDAY.

COZ010-271945-
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GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
441 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 8 PM MST
MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 7000 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 8 PM MST MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL.

* TIMING...LATE SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. SNOW MAY
  BE HEAVY AT TIMES ESPECIALLY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE HIGHEST
  AMOUNTS EXPECTED IN THE ELK MOUNTAINS AND ON SOUTHWEST FACING
  SLOPES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS SATURDAY AND
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  THIS WEEKEND INTO MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

COZ018-019-271945-
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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
441 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM
MST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE
  CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...NOON TODAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY
  AT TIMES ESPECIALLY FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 FEET WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
  EXPECTED FROM SILVERTON SOUTHEAST TO THE NEW MEXICO BORDER.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS SATURDAY AND
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  THIS WEEKEND INTO MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

COZ022-023-271945-
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ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
441 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 8 PM MST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...MAY SEE RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX IN THE
  AFTERNOONS BELOW 7000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND
  FOR THE VALLEYS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

COZ009-012-017-UTZ028-271945-
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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
441 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM
MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...CRESTED BUTTE...
  MARBLE...RIDGWAY.

* TIMING...NOON TODAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY
  AT TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY...LESSER AMOUNTS
  ON NORTH FACING SLOPES.

* SNOW LEVEL...THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR ABOVE 7000
  FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS SATURDAY AND
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE IMPAIRED THIS WEEKEND
  THROUGH MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

COZ008-271500-
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CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-
441 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...EAGLE...
  CARBONDALE.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE MID
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED THROUGH THE MID MORNING DUE TO
  LOW VISIBILITY AND SLICK ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

COZ014-271945-
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UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
441 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 8 PM MST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...GUNNISON...CIMARRON.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED EACH DAY. STORM TOTAL
  OF 8 TO 14 EXPECTED BY MONDAY NIGHT...LESSER AMOUNTS IN GUNNISON
  AND HIGHER AMOUNTS NEAR BLUE MESA AND CERRO SUMMIT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH OVER CERRO AND BLUE MESA
  SUMMITS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

COZ021-271945-
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FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-
441 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 8 PM MST MONDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...MANCOS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED EACH NIGHT...FOR
  A STORM TOTAL OF 8 TO 16 INCHES WITH LESSER AMOUNTS BELOW 6000
  FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...MAY SEE RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX IN THE AFTERNOONS
  ESPECIALLY BELOW 6000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$


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