Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
330 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO
MOUNTAINS...

.HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY. THE LATEST OBSERVATIONS HAVE 5 INCHES AT
MOST SKI RESORTS IN THE MOUNTAINS IN ROUGHLY 4 HOURS. THE WORST
STORM CONDITIONS WILL REACH THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
INCLUDING THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR BY 4 PM. VISIBILITIES COULD
BE REDUCED TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND
EXPOSED AREAS BY THIS EVENING...INCLUDING THE HIGHER PORTIONS OF
INTERSTATE 70 AND LOVELAND...BERTHOUD... AND RABBIT EARS PASSES.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS.
SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED...AND
ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE. CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO
QUICKLY DETERIORATE THIS EVENING.

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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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...
EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS...
RABBIT EARS PASS...CAMERON PASS...
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS...
BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL...
INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...
WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK
330 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS
  AFTERNOON...EVENING...AND THROUGH THE NIGHT. OVER HIGHER EXPOSED
  PASSES NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED. LIGHTER SNOW
  WILL CONTINUE MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...BUT THERE WILL STILL BE
  EXTENSIVE BLOWING SNOW AND POOR TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...14 TO 24 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH WILL BE COMMON...WITH
  GUSTS AS HIGH AS 75 MPH OVER HIGHER EXPOSED AREAS. WIDESPREAD
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...AND
  NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY BECOME WIDESPREAD THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY THIS
  AFTERNOON. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED WITH DRIFTING SNOW
  AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES IN WINDIER AREAS. ROAD CLOSURES ARE
  POSSIBLE...AND CHAINS WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL
  VEHICLES OVER THE PASSES. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT THREAT OF
  TRAVELERS BEING STRANDED FOR AN EXTENDED TIME WITH THIS STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER AVOIDING
TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA AS CONDITIONS WILL BECOME DANGEROUS.
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR SLOW AND DIFFICULT DRIVING
AND BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES OR BECOMING
STRANDED. CARRY WARM CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND
WATER...A FULL GAS TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF
AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DILLON...FRASER...GRANBY...GRAND LAKE...
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS...KREMMLING
330 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVY THIS AFTEROON THROUGH
  THE NIGHT...BEFORE GRADUALLY DECREASING MONDAY AND MONDAY
  NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 18 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH IN OPEN AREAS BY THIS EVENING. NEAR
  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY THIS
  AFTERNOON. ROADS WILL BE ICY AND SNOW PACKED ROADS WITH
  DRIFTING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED
  DURING THE HEIGHT OF THIS STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER AVOIDING
TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA AS CONDITIONS WILL BECOME DANGEROUS.
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR SLOW AND DIFFICULT DRIVING
AND BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES OR BECOMING
STRANDED. CARRY WARM CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND
WATER...A FULL GAS TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF
AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOULD...NORTH PARK...RAND...SPICER...
WALDEN
330 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVY AT TIMES THIS
  AFTERNOON...EVENING...AND THROUGH THE NIGHT...DECREASING IN
  INTENSITY ON MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH BY THIS EVENING. NEAR BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS WITH ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW. ROAD CLOSURES
  ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING. CONSIDER MAKING ALTERNATE TRAVEL PLANS.

&&

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