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
1121 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

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West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Northwest San Juan Mountains-
Southwest San Juan Mountains-
1121 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO
MIDNIGHT MST TUESDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble,
  Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, and Hesperus.

* Timing...Snow is expected to start over the higher peaks prior
  to sunrise, becoming widespread and lowering in elevation
  throughout the day. Snow, heavy at times, will then continue
  into Tuesday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 to 18 inches.

* WINDS...Southwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph
  above 9500 feet Monday through Tuesday morning. Winds gradually
  turn westerly then northwest and decrease Tuesday afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...Less than one half mile in moderate to heavy snow
  and blowing snow.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall and strong winds will create hazardous
  driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy and/or
  snowpacked at times.

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-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-La Sal and Abajo Mountains-
1121 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO
MIDNIGHT MST TUESDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Ridgway, Glade Park,
   and Monticello.

* Timing...Snow is expected to start over the higher peaks Monday
  morning, becoming widespread and lowering in elevation
  throughout the day. Snow, heavy at times, will then continue
  into Tuesday night.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches.

* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Less than a mile at times in moderate snow and
  blowing snow.

* IMPACTS...Moderate snowfall and strong winds will create
  hazardous driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy
  and/or snowpacked at times.

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-Flat Tops-
1121 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MONDAY TO
5 AM MST TUESDAY...

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

* TIMING...Snow will begin Monday afternoon. Snow accumulations
  will be greatest Monday evening when a heavy band of snow is
  expected to pass through the area.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 to 10 inches with locally higher amounts.

* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph becoming northwest Monday evening.
  Gusts up to 50 mph are possible.

* VISIBILITY...Less than a mile at times in moderate snow and
  blowing snow.

* IMPACTS...Moderate snowfall and strong winds will create
  hazardous driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy
  and/or snowpacked at times.

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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Eastern Uinta Mountains-
1121 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM
MST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Manila and Dutch John.

* TIMING...Snow is expected to begin on the southwest facing
  slopes of the eastern Uintas around noon on Monday. North facing
  slopes become favored Monday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches.

* WINDS...Southwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph becoming
  northwest Monday evening.

* VISIBILITY...Less than a mile at times in moderate snow and
  blowing snow.

* IMPACTS...Moderate snowfall and strong winds will create
  hazardous driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy
  and/or snowpacked at times.

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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/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0011.170228T0100Z-170301T0000Z/
Animas River Basin-San Juan River Basin-
1121 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, and Pagosa
  Springs.

* TIMING...Scattered snow showers are possible Monday afternoon,
  though the threat of heavy wet snow is expected to hold off
  until Monday evening then continue through noon Tuesday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches possible.

* WINDS...Southwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Possibly less than one mile at times in moderate to
  heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
  may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
  snow on tree limbs and power lines.

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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