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
330 AM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

COZ009-012-013-018-019-UTZ028-011730-
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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
FLATTOPS-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVERTON...RICO
330 AM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON ABOVE 9500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 9500 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND INCREASE
  IN INTENSITY THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS
  ANTICIPATED TO FALL SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON
  SOUTH FACING SLOPES.

* SNOW LEVEL...INITIALLY AROUND 9500 FEET...BUT MAY DROP BELOW
  8000 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES MAY BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED.
  BACK COUNTRY ROADS TRAVELED BY HUNTERS AND OTHER OUTDOOR
  ENTHUSIASTS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO MUDDY AND ICY
  CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND/OR BLOWING SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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