Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
922 AM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

.A BREAK IN ANY SUBSTANTIAL SNOWFALL IS OCCURRING THIS MORNING
OVER WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH. CURRENT WEATHER RADAR
SHOWS THE NEXT BATCH OF PRECIPITATION TRACKING EAST ACROSS
WESTERN UTAH AND IS EXPECTED TO REACH SOUTHEASTERN UTAH JUST AFTER
NOON. THE SNOW AND RAIN IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE UTAH COLORADO
BORDER DURING THE MID-AFTERNOON AND WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY AS
IT REACHES THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO THIS EVENING.

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ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...
CRESTED BUTTE...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
922 AM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...A DOWNTURN IN SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THIS
  MORNING... THEN INCREASE IN COVERAGE IN INTENSITY LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
  TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ALL MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL BE ICY AND SNOWPACKED. THE
  COMBINATIONS OF SNOW...FOG...AND DRIFTING AND BLOWING SNOW
  OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL MAKE TRAVEL CHALLENGING DUE TO POOR
  VISIBILITY. THIS INCLUDES MCCLURE...VAIL AND RABBIT EARS
  PASSES... HIGHWAY 65 OVER GRAND MESA AND HIGHWAY 50 OVER
  MONARCH PASS.

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...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...
SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS
922 AM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...A SHORT DOWNTURN IN ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING
  ACROSS THE SAN JUANS WITH ONLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED FROM
  PASSING SHOWERS. SNOWFALL RATES WILL INCREASE AND MODERATE SNOW
  WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT. SNOW
  WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH RATES IN EXCESS OF INCH PER HOUR.
  EXPECT PERIODS OF SNOW TO CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ALL MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL HAVE ICY AND SNOWPACKED
  CONDITIONS. THE COMBINATIONS OF SNOW...FOG...AND DRIFTING AND
  BLOWING SNOW OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL MAKE TRAVEL CHALLENGING
  DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY.

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 YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
922 AM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...A DOWNTURN IN ACCUMULATING SNOW IS OCCURRING THIS
  MORNING WITH PASSING SHOWERS ONLY PRODUCING LIGHT SNOW. THE SNOW
  WILL PICK UP IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TONIGHT...AND
  OCCASIONALLY BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL STAY ICY AND SNOWPACKED.

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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CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER
922 AM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...A DOWNTURN IN ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE TODAY WITH ONLY
  LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS FROM PASSING SNOW SHOWERS. BY THIS EVENING
  THE SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AND BE HEAVY AT
  TIMES THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL STAY ICY AND SNOWPACKED.

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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUNNISON...CIMARRON
922 AM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BE OFF AND ON TODAY WITH ONLY LIGHT
  ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED. BY THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT THE SNOW
  WILL BE PICKING UP IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY ACROSS THE
  GUNNISON BASIN AND CERRO SUMMIT. HEAVY SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
  AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING NEAR TO BELOW FREEZING...ROADS
  WILL REMAIN ICY AND SNOWPACKED.

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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LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
922 AM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TODAY BEFORE INCREASING EARLY
  THIS EVENING AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED. IN ADDITION...
  BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY SIGNIFICANTLY 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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UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
922 AM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT ABOVE 7500 FEET...

* TIMING...A BRIEF DOWNTURN IN ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE THIS
  MORNING WITH SHOWERS INCREASING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. MODERATE
  TO HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
  EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 6 INCHES.

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

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED. IN ADDITION...
  BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY 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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