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
741 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

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Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
741 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT
SUNDAY ABOVE 9500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Silverton, Rico, Lizard Head Pass, Molas
Pass, and Red Mountain Pass.

* TIMING...Snow will spread across the western San Juan Mountains
  through 10 pm, then fall heavy at times over much of the San
  Juan Mountains between 10 pm and 4 am. Snow is expected to
  decrease toward sunrise. However it will likely linger over the
  Uncompahgre Plateau on the northwest side of the San Juan`s
  through mid morning Sunday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...Above 9500 feet, 4 to 8 inches with
  locally higher amounts...from 8000 to 9500 feet, 1 to 4 inches.

* SNOW LEVEL...Lowering from near 10000 feet early this evening to
  near 6500 feet at 6 AM Sunday morning.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph becoming west
  overnight.

* VISIBILITY...Lowering to less than 1 mile during periods of
  blowing snow and heaviest snow showers.

* IMPACTS...High elevation roadways will become slick and
  snowpacked, especially US-550 over Molas Pass and Red Mountain
  Pass as well as Highway 145 over Lizard Head Pass. In addition,
  snow and areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility.

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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