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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

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UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT
MST SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM
THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST SATURDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...
  TELLURIDE...OURAY...LAKE CITY.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW BEGINS TO SPREAD ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
  THE PLATEAU THURSDAY MORNING BECOMING MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES
  THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNRISE ON FRIDAY. A DOWNWARD TREND IN
  PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR FROM TIME TO TIME OVER SOME AREAS
  DURING THE DAY FRIDAY. THE NEXT SYSTEM QUICKLY ARRIVES BY LATE
  FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 14 INCHES MAINLY OVER 8000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY THURSDAY
  EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
  WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THURSDAY TO 6 AM MST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM
THURSDAY TO 6 AM MST SUNDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE SKYWAY...MESA LAKES...THUNDER MOUNTAIN LODGE
  AND THE POWDERHORN SKI AREA.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON BECOMING MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY
  EVENING THROUGH SUNRISE ON FRIDAY. A DOWNWARD TREND IN
  PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR DURING THE DAY FRIDAY. THE NEXT SYSTEM
  QUICKLY ARRIVES BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH SNOW CONTINUING
  THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 14 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY THURSDAY
  EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
  WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THURSDAY TO 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM
THURSDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...
  MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO...PAGOSA SPRINGS.

* TIMING...A RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX BEGINS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
  CHANGES TO ALL SNOW THURSDAY EVENING. MODERATE SNOWFALL IS
  POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. OCCASIONAL LULLS ARE EXPECTED
  THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY BEFORE THE NEXT SYSTEM ARRIVES FRIDAY
  EVENING. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR 6500 FEET THURSDAY AFTERNOON THEN LOWERING
  TO ALL ELEVATIONS BY THURSDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY THURSDAY
  EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
  WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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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SOUTHEAST UTAH-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 5 PM MST
SATURDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITY OF...BLANDING.

* TIMING...A RAIN SNOW MIX BEGINS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
  CHANGES TO ALL SNOW BY THURSDAY EVENING. MODERATE SNOWFALL IS
  POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. A LULL WILL OCCUR DURING THE
  DAY FRIDAY BEFORE THE NEXT STORM ARRIVES IN THE EVENING.
  MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 8 INCHES.

* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR 6500 FEET THURSDAY AFTERNOON LOWERING TO
  5500 FEET OR BELOW BY THURSDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY THURSDAY
  EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
  WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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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WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THURSDAY TO 6 AM MST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM
THURSDAY TO 6 AM MST SUNDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR
  PARK... MARBLE.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY EVENING
  AND REMAINING GENERALLY LIGHT THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY INTO
  FRIDAY NIGHT. A DOWNWARD TREND IN PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR
  DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. THE NEXT SYSTEM QUICKLY ARRIVES BY
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 14 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY
  THURSDAY EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH
  THE WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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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SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO
8 PM MST SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW BEGINS TO SPREAD ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST SAN
  JUAN MOUNTAINS THURSDAY MORNING BECOMING MODERATE TO HEAVY AT
  TIMES THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNRISE ON FRIDAY. A DOWNWARD
  TREND IN PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE OVER SOME AREAS FRIDAY
  MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THE NEXT SYSTEM QUICKLY ARRIVES
  BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 18 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS ON SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY
  THURSDAY EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH
  THE WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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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ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO
MIDNIGHT MST SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM
THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST SATURDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITY OF...RIO BLANCO.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW BEGINS BY NOON THURSDAY ACROSS THE ROAN AND
  TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS. OCCASIONAL LULLS WILL OCCUR FROM TIME TO
  TIME. SNOW WILL COME TO AN END LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY THURSDAY
  EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
  WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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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LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY
TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITY OF...MONTICELLO.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW BEGINS AS EARLY AS THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS
  THE ABAJO AND LA SAL MOUNTAINS...BECOMING MODERATE TO HEAVY AT
  TIMES...AND LOWERING TO MOUNTAIN BASES BY SUNSET. A SHORT LULL
  IN SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS MAY OCCUR FRIDAY WITH ANOTHER
  STORM QUICKLY MOVING IN BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. MODERATE TO
  HEAVY SNOW WILL THE CONTINUE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 14 INCHES IN THE ABAJOS WITH 6 TO 12
  IN THE LA SALS AND 5 TO 10 IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY THURSDAY
  EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
  WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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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ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-FLAT TOPS-
1004 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...COLUMBINE...HAHNS PEAK...
  TOPONAS...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
  THURSDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY BECOMING MODERATE
  AT TIMES. A DOWNWARD TREND IN PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR DURING
  THE DAY SATURDAY. THE NEXT SYSTEM QUICKLY ARRIVES BY SATURDAY
  EVENING BRINGING MORE SNOWFALL THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY THURSDAY
  EVENING LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
  WEEKEND. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF OF A
  MILE A TIMES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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