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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1155 AM MST SUN FEB 14 2016

...STRONG AND MOIST NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT AND A PASSING WEATHER
DISTURBANCE WILL BRING SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO THE MOUNTAINS OF
NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO...

.SNOWFALL WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH
CENTRAL COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON WITH A PASSING UPPER LEVEL WEATHER
DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT. WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON...PARTICULARLY ON THE HIGH PASSES...UP AROUND THE
EISENHOWER TUNNEL AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE WHERE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. SNOWFALL AND
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO
MONDAY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY...HOWEVER MOUNTAIN AREAS ROUGHLY SOUTH
OF INTERSTATE 70 SHOULD SEE LESS SNOWFALL LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY.

COZ031-033-150300-
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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-
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
1155 AM MST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 12 NOON MST TODAY UNTIL
5 PM MST MONDAY...

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL STEADILY INCREASE AND BECOME WIDESPREAD
  THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH THE BULK OF THIS
  ACCUMULATION BY LATE TONIGHT.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  55 MPH AT TIMES. THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND AREAS ABOVE TIMBERLINE
  COULD SEE STRONGER GUSTS TO AROUND 65 MPH RESULTING IN
  CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES... WITH NEAR
  ZERO VISIBILITIES ABOVE TIMBERLINE.

* IMPACTS...PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY
  SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...SLOW
  TRAVEL...SNOW PACKED ROADS...AND POOR VISIBILITIES.

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. BEFORE HEADING INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY...PACK EXTRA WINTER
GEAR IN YOUR VEHICLE SUCH AS GLOVES...HATS...SPARE SOCKS...A
BLANKET OR TWO...A COLLAPSIBLE SNOW SHOVEL...A SACK OF ROCK SALT
OR SAND...AN ICE SCRAPER...A FLASH LIGHT WITH EXTRA
BATTERIES...SNACKS AND WATER.

&&

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COZ034-150300-
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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...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
1155 AM MST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST
MONDAY...

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL DEVELOP EARLY AFTERNOON AND BECOME
  WIDESPREAD BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THIS
  EVENING AND THEN GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH THE BULK OF THE SNOW
  ACCUMULATION BY AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 50 MPH.
  THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND AREAS ABOVE TIMBERLINE COULD SEE
  STRONGER GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH RESULTING IN AREAS OF BLOWING
  SNOW. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS
  THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES...PARTICULARLY UP AROUND
  TIMBERLINE.

* IMPACTS...PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE COLORADO HIGH
  COUNTRY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
  SLOW TRAVEL...SNOW PACKED ROADS...AND POOR VISIBILITY IN
  SPOTS.

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. BEFORE HEADING INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY...PACK EXTRA WINTER
GEAR IN YOUR VEHICLE SUCH AS GLOVES...HATS...SPARE SOCKS...A
BLANKET OR TWO...A COLLAPSIBLE SNOW SHOVEL...A SACK OF ROCK SALT
OR SAND...AN ICE SCRAPER...A FLASH LIGHT WITH EXTRA
BATTERIES...SNACKS AND WATER.

&&

$$
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