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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
706 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

.A winter storm will be impacting the Colorado mountains beginning
tonight and persisting into Saturday morning. The storm will start
out on the warm side with impacts mainly near mountain pass level
and above. Cold air arrives Friday afternoon to NW Colorado and
will make the southern border by sunrise on Saturday. The colder
air will make for better accumulating snowfall as well as quickly
icing and freezing roadways. Travel impacts are possible tonight
into Friday afternoon...but will be likely over a larger part of
the area Friday night as the cold air arrives.

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Elkhead and Park Mountains-Flat Tops-
Including the cities of Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Buford,
and Trappers Lake
706 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM
MST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow...heavy at times...along with periods of blowing and
  drifting snow. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow
  accumulations of 8 to 14 inches, with localized amounts up to 16
  inches, possible.

* WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains and Flat Tops.

* WHEN...From late this evening through early Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting 45-55 mph above 9500 feet will
  cause areas of blowing and drifting snow as well as reduced
  visibilities to under a half mile at times. Accumulating snow
  levels may fluctuate tonight through mid-day Friday before much
  colder air arrives and snow lowers to valley floors.

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-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
Including the cities of Skyway, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass,
Crested Butte, Taylor Park, and Marble
706 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM
MST SATURDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow...heavy at times...along with periods of blowing and
  drifting snow above 8000 feet. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches, with
  localized amounts up to 18 inches possible.


* WHERE...Grand and Battlement Mesas, Gore and Elk
  Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys and West Elk and Sawatch
  Mountains.

* WHEN...From late this evening through early Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as 45 to 55 mph above 8500
  feet will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow with
  visibilities reduced to under a half mile at times. Accumulating
  snow levels are likely to fluctuate tonight and Friday until
  the colder air arrives by Friday evening when snow levels fall
  to valley floors.

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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Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton,
Rico, and Hesperus
706 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 AM MST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow...moderate to heavy at times...along with blowing
  and drifting snow above 9500 feet. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with
  localized amounts up to 15 inches possible.


* WHERE...Northwest San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan
  Mountains.

* WHEN...From late this evening through early Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting 45 to 55 mph above 9500 feet
  will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow and drop
  visibility to under a mile a times. Accumulating snow likely to
  fluctuate tonight through Friday with warm air in place. Snow
  drops to valley floors Friday night with the arrival of much
  colder air.

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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