Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
433 AM MST WED JAN 11 2017

.SNOWFALL AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF
NORTHERN COLORADO TODAY.  STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE AREAS OF
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, PARTICULARLY ON THE HIGH MOUNTAIN
PASSES AND AROUND THE EISENHOWER TUNNEL. THE CONTINUING WINTRY
WEATHER WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS, CAUSE TRAFFIC
DELAYS AND ROAD CLOSURES. IN ADDITION, THE HEAVY SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS HAS RAISED AVALANCHE
CONDITIONS TO DANGEROUS LEVELS. WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
IMPROVE TONIGHT AS THE STORM MOVES OFF TO THE EAST.

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WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-
433 AM MST WED JAN 11 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH AFTERNOON. THE
  SNOW AND WIND SHOULD DECREASE BY THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 10 INCHES
  BY LATE AFTERNOON.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE
  AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. HIGHER EXPOSED AREAS WILL SEE GUSTS TO
  AROUND 60 MPH WHICH COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES,
  ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT, IF NOT HAZARDOUS, DUE TO
  THE SNOW, POOR VISIBILITIES, AND STRONG WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

THE HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS HAVE ALSO
CAUSED THE SNOWPACK THROUGHOUT THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS TO BECOME
UNSTABLE AND SUSCEPTIBLE TO DANGEROUS AVALANCHE ACTIVITY.
AVALANCHE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY THE COLORADO AVALANCHE
INFORMATION CENTER, AND BACKCOUNTRY ACTIVITIES AND TRAVEL ARE NOT
RECOMMENDED.

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