Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

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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
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...THE COLD FRONT IS SPREADING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
  SOUTHWARD. SNOWFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF AN INCH PER HOUR WILL BE
  POSSIBLE NEAR THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.

* ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 7 INCHES WITH LOCALIZED
  AMOUNTS UP TO FOOT AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. WEST AND NORTHWEST
  FACING SLOPES WILL BE FAVORED.

* WINDS...ABOVE 9500 FEET...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  40 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.

&&

$$

COZ018-019-160400-
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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...
SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW COVERAGE WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
  AS A FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE AREA AND BRINGS IN MUCH COOLER
  AIR. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH RATES IN EXCESS OF
  INCH PER HOUR.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH
  LOCALIZED AREAS NEAR A FOOT. WEST AND NORTH FACING SLOPES WILL
  BE FAVORED.

* WINDS...ABOVE 9500 FEET...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  40 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.

&&

$$

COZ005-160400-
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UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE INTERMITTENT AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES
  THE REGION. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
  BEFORE GRADUALLY COMING TO AN END BY SUNSET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* 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.

&&

$$

COZ002-160100-
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CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE INTERMITTENT AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES
  INTO THE REGION. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
  BEFORE GRADUALLY COMING TO AN END BY SUNSET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 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.

&&

$$

COZ014-160400-
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UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUNNISON...CIMARRON
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. A BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVY
  SNOW IS POSSIBLE WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE LOWER
  VALLEYS WITH AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER CERRO SUMMIT.

* 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.

&&

$$

UTZ028-160400-
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LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

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

* TIMING...ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON...WILL BECOME
  NUMEROUS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT AS A COLD FRONT
  PASSES THROUGH THE AREA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE 8500
  FEET.

* WINDS...ABOVE 9500 FEET...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL REMAIN 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.

&&

$$

COZ008-160400-
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CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...EAGLE...CARBONDALE
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...A RAIN AND SNOW MIX WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL
  COLD AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION AND CHANGES PRECIPITATION TO ALL
  SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. BRIEF PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY
  SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE THE SNOW
  GRADUALLY ENDS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES.

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

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.

&&

$$

COZ007-160400-
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DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RIFLE...SILT
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW THIS AFTERNOON AS A COLD
  FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTH. MODERATE SNOW SHOWERS ARE
  LIKELY THIS EVENING BEFORE THE SNOW GRADUALLY TAPERS OFF TONIGHT
  AS DRIER AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 3 INCHES.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE TO HEAVY
  SNOW.

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

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.

&&

$$

COZ003-160400-
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ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...RIO BLANCO
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...A COLD FRONT MOVING INTO THE AREA WILL BRING AN
  INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TO THE SNOWFALL THIS
  AFTERNOON. BRIEF PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL ARE
  POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE THE SNOW GRADUALLY ENDS
  TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING NORTH THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE IN SNOW AND FOG.

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

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.

&&

$$

COZ017-160400-
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UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
1250 PM MST SAT NOV 15 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
  OVERNIGHT AS A FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE AREA AND BRINGS IN MUCH
  COOLER AIR. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH RATES IN EXCESS
  OF INCH PER HOUR.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES MAINLY ABOVE
  8000 FEET.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 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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