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
215 PM MST FRI NOV 25 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER TO IMPACT THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY...

.A COLD AND MOIST UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE
INLAND FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN SATURDAY THEN STRENGTHEN OVER THE
NORTHERN PLAINS EARLY NEXT WEEK. A SERIES OF EMBEDDED DISTURBANCES
WITHIN THIS TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PROVIDE PERIODS OF SNOW
AND WIND FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY OVER EASTERN
UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO. THE MOST INTENSE PERIOD OF SNOW AND
WIND WILL OCCUR LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY...FOCUSED
OVER THE LA SAL...ABAJO...AND SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO WILL FEEL THE BRUNT OF THE IMPACTS SUNDAY
MORNING. DURING THIS PERIOD...NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY
ABOVE 9000 FEET WITH HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...VISIBILITY
NEAR ZERO AND WINDS GUSTING NEAR 50 MPH. BEYOND SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...PERIODS OF SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT WEEK BUT
RATES AND WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER.

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WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
215 PM MST FRI NOV 25 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR
  PARK... MARBLE...TELLURIDE...OURAY...LAKE CITY...SILVERTON...
  RICO... HESPERUS.

* TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE
  SATURDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. PERIODS OF
  LIGHTER SNOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50
  MPH...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...DRIFTING SNOW AND NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN HEAVY
  SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. TRAVEL...ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES...WILL
  LIKELY BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS OR NOT POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-FLAT TOPS-
215 PM MST FRI NOV 25 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...COLUMBINE...HAHNS PEAK...
  TOPONAS...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY SUNDAY
  SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70...THEN BY NOON SUNDAY FARTHER NORTH...AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY. PERIODS OF LIGHTER SNOW IS THEN
  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

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

* IMPACTS...DRIFTING SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITY IN HEAVY SNOW AND
  BLOWING SNOW. TRAVEL...ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES...WILL LIKELY BE
  VERY HAZARDOUS IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

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LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
215 PM MST FRI NOV 25 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT ABOVE 8000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 8000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE
  SATURDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. PERIODS OF
  LIGHTER SNOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 14 INCHES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH
  ESPECIALLY ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...DRIFTING SNOW AND NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN HEAVY
  SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. BACKCOUNTRY ACTIVITIES WILL LIKELY BE
  EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS OR NOT POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$


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