Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
825 PM MST Tue Nov 14 2017

COZ004-009-010-012-013-151930-
Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Including the cities of Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Skyway,
Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble,
Buford, and Trappers Lake
825 PM MST Tue Nov 14 2017

...Expect winter like weather to return to the mountains and
portions of northwest Colorado later this week...

A Pacific storm is expected to begin impacting the area late
Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening. Strong winds will
develop ahead of the cold front associated with this system.
Across central and northwest Colorado, winds ranging from 15 to
25 MPH with gusts from 35 to 45 MPH are possible.

Snow and blowing snow is expected to begin in earnest Thursday
night spreading from the northern mountains into the southern
mountains by sunrise Friday. Initial snow levels will range from
8500 to 9500 feet from north to south as temperatures will be
relatively mild ahead of the approaching cold front. Expect snow
to increase Friday through Friday evening as the cold front moves
southward across eastern Utah and western Colorado as the storm
passes overhead. Snow levels will lower to all but the lowest
valley floors in the wake of the front.

Preliminary forecast snowfall accumulations suggest 6 to 12
inches with locally higher amounts possible over Colorado`s
northern and central mountains, from 3 to 6 inches over the San
Juan, eastern Uinta and La Sal Mountains, and from 1 to 3 inches
over the lower elevations of northwest Colorado.

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