Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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WWUS45 KGJT 261905
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
105 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

COZ004-013-270600-
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Elkhead and Park Mountains-Flat Tops-
105 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO MIDNIGHT MDT THURSDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Buford,
  and Trappers Lake.

* TIMING...Snow showers increase in coverage and intensity
  tonight and will continue through Thursday night. The heaviest
  snow is expected late tonight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 to 14 inches with locally heavier
  amounts.

* SNOW LEVEL...Near 8500 feet this evening, dropping to mountain
  bases by Thursday morning.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Less than 2 miles in moderate snow and below 1
  mile in heavier showers.

* IMPACTS...Higher elevation roads and highways will become icy
  and snow packed with areas of slushy conditions below the
  passes. Main impacts primarily above 9000 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

&&

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COZ010-270600-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0025.170427T0000Z-170428T0600Z/
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
105 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MDT THURSDAY NIGHT ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Vail.

* TIMING...Snow showers increase in coverage and intensity this
  evening and will continue through Thursday night. The heaviest
  snow is expected late tonight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 to 10 inches above 8500 feet, with
  locally higher amounts.

* SNOW LEVEL...Near 8500 feet this evening, dropping to mountain
  bases by Thursday morning. Snow levels lift to near 8500 feet
  again Thursday afternoon.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Less than 2 miles in moderate snow and below 1
  mile in heavier showers.

* IMPACTS...Higher elevation roads and highways will become icy
  and snow packed with areas of slushy conditions below the
  passes. Main impacts primarily above 9000 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and/or
blowing snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

&&

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COZ009-012-270600-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0025.170427T0000Z-170428T0000Z/
Grand and Battlement Mesas-West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
105 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM MDT THURSDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Crested Butte and Taylor Park.

* TIMING...Snow showers increase in coverage and intensity this
  evening and will continue through Thursday afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches above 8500 feet with locally
  higher amounts.

* SNOW LEVEL...Near 8500 feet this evening, dropping to mountain
  bases by Thursday morning. Snow levels lift to near 8500 feet
  again Thursday afternoon.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Less than 2 miles in moderate snow and below 1
  mile in heavier showers.

* IMPACTS...Higher elevation roads and highways will become icy
  and snow packed with areas of slushy conditions below the
  passes. Main impacts primarily above 9000 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and/or
blowing snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

&&

$$



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