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
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SNOWFALL FAVORS SOUTHWEST COLORADO THIS WEEKEND...BECOMING
WIDESPREAD BY MONDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS DROPPING THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
FRIDAY. IT WILL SLOWLY SETTLE INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ON SUNDAY
BEFORE TRACKING THROUGH THE REGION ON TUESDAY. A MOIST AND
UNSETTLED SOUTHWEST FLOW SETS UP OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION
TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ARE FAVORED
WITH THIS STORM WITH NEIGHBORING MOUNTAINS EXPECTED TO GET
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AS WELL. THE FIRST PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOWFALL
IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THERE WILL ALSO BE
LULLS IN THE SNOWFALL WITH ONE LULL CURRENTLY TIMED FOR SUNDAY.
MORE SNOW IS EXPECTED IS EXPECTED MONDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 8 PM
MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 7000 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 8 PM MST MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...CRESTED BUTTE...
  MARBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PICK UP LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY...LESSER
  AMOUNTS ON NORTH FACING SLOPES.

* SNOW LEVEL...THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR ABOVE 7000
  FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS SATURDAY AND
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE IMPAIRED SATURDAY INTO
  TUESDAY...ESPECIALLY OVER THE GRAND MESA...DALLAS DIVIDE...AND
  UTAH HIGHWAY 191 BETWEEN MOAB AND BLANDING.

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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UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 8
PM MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM
SATURDAY TO 8 PM MST MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...GUNNISON...CIMARRON.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED EACH DAY. STORM
  TOTAL OF 8 TO 14 EXPECTED BY MONDAY NIGHT...LESSER AMOUNTS IN
  GUNNISON AND HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR BLUE MESA AND CERRO SUMMIT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH OVER CERRO AND BLUE MESA
  SUMMITS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND
  INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE
  CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES
  ESPECIALLY LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 FEET WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
  EXPECTED FROM SILVERTON SOUTHEAST TO THE NEW MEXICO BORDER.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS SATURDAY AND
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  THIS WEEKEND INTO WEDNESDAY.

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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ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE THIS EVENING AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...MAY SEE RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX IN THE
  AFTERNOONS BELOW 7000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND
  INTO TUESDAY.

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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UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST MONDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITY OF...RIDGWAY.

* TIMING...A BREAK IN THE SNOW IS EXPECTED UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING...WHEN
  SNOW WILL PICK UP AGAIN. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT
  THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...AND THEN AGAIN ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY...LESSER
  AMOUNTS ON NORTH FACING SLOPES.

* SNOW LEVEL...THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR ABOVE 7000
  FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS SATURDAY AND
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE IMPAIRED INTO TUESDAY...ESPECIALLY
  OVER THE GRAND MESA...DALLAS DIVIDE...AND UTAH HIGHWAY 191
  BETWEEN MOAB AND BLANDING.

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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GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO
8 PM MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL.

* TIMING...LATE SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. SNOW
  MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES ESPECIALLY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE
  HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS SATURDAY AND
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  THIS WEEKEND INTO WEDNESDAY.

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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FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
MONDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...MANCOS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE THIS EVENING AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED EACH NIGHT... FOR
  A STORM TOTAL OF 8 TO 16 INCHES WITH LESSER AMOUNTS BELOW 6000
  FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...MAY SEE RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX IN THE
  AFTERNOONS ESPECIALLY BELOW 6000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND INTO
  TUESDAY.

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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ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-FLATTOPS-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...RIO BLANCO...BUFORD...
  TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
  NIGHT. LIGHTER SNOW IS EXPECTED ON SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...UP TO TWO FEET POSSIBLE BY WEDNESDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED IN HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT SATURDAY INTO
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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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