Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
855 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.The next moist Pacific storm system will arrive for the new week.
Heavy snow and strong winds are highly probable in the high
country with this storm from Monday morning through Tuesday
evening. Significant snow will be possible over many of the
mountain ranges but the flow aloft and storm track looks to favor
Colorado`s southern mountains with the heaviest accumulations.

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Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-
855 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning
through Tuesday evening.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Silverton...Telluride...Rico...Dallas
  Divide...Skyway...Crested Butte...Taylor Park...Aspen and many
  of the major highway and interstate mountain passes.

* TIMING...Snow is likely to start over the higher peaks prior to
  sunrise on Monday and become widespread and lower in elevation
  through the day. Snow...heavy at times...will then continue at
  least into Tuesday evening...with snow possibly lingering into
  Wednesday for some areas.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...A foot or more of snow looks possible at
  most locations in the Winter Storm Watch area. The storm track will
  favor the southern Colorado mountains for especially heavy
  snow...and storm totals may exceed 2 feet in certain locations.

* WINDS...Southwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph
  above 9500 feet Monday through Tuesday morning. Winds gradually
  turn westerly then northwest and decrease Tuesday afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...reduced to less than a half mile at times in
  moderate to heavy snow and blowing snow.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall and strong winds will quickly create hazardous
  driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy to snowpacked
  at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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