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
343 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

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Eastern Uinta Mountains-
343 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Manila and Dutch John.

* TIMING...Snow is expected to continue at times through Friday
  morning. The highest snowfall rates are expected to occur this
  evening and overnight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches. Locally greater amounts up
  to 12 inches above 10,000 feet.

* SNOW LEVEL...Initially 9000 feet dropping to around 7000 feet
  by late this afternoon.

* WINDS...Southwest shifting to the northwest by this afternoon.
  Winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* IMPACTS...Many roads will become slick and snowpacked by
  Thursday morning. Additionally, visibilities will be reduced
  in snow and blowing snow.

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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Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
343 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte,
  Taylor Park, Marble, Buford, and Trappers Lake.

* TIMING...Snow is expected to begin this afternoon at very high
  elevations, with the snow level lowering during the evening and
  snow continuing through Friday morning. The highest snowfall
  rates are expected to occur this evening and overnight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches, with locally greater
  accumulations up to 12 inches above 10,000 feet.

* SNOW LEVEL...Initially around 8500 feet dropping down to 6000
  feet by early Friday morning.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph,
  shifting to the northwest by late this evening.

* IMPACTS...Roads will become slick and snowpacked. Additionally,
   visibilities will be reduced in snow and blowing snow.

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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Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
343 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton,
  Rico, and Hesperus.

* TIMING...Snow is expected to begin this afternoon and will
  continue through Friday morning. The highest snowfall rates are
  expected this evening and overnight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 to 10 inches, with locally greater
  accumulations above 10,000 feet.

* SNOW LEVEL...Initially around 9000 feet, dropping down to 8000
  feet this evening, before lowering further to 7000 feet early
  Friday morning.

* WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph, shifting to the north-
  northwest late this evening into Friday morning, with gusts up
  to 45 mph.

* IMPACTS...Roads will become slick and snowpacked. Additionally,
   visibilities will be reduced in snow and blowing snow.

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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La Sal and Abajo Mountains-
343 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
FRIDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...Areas above 8000 feet.

* TIMING...Snow is expected to begin this afternoon and will
  continue through early Friday morning. The highest snowfall
  rates are expected this evening and overnight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches.

* SNOW LEVEL...Above 8000 feet.

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph, shifting to the northwest by
  late this afternoon, with gusts up to 40 mph.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and/or
blowing snow will cause backcountry travel difficulties.

&&

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