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
417 AM MDT Fri May 19 2017

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Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
417 AM MDT Fri May 19 2017

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

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

* TIMING...Periods of snow will continue today, increasing in
  coverage and intensity this afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 3 to 6 inches for a storm
  total of 10 to 20 inches of snow. Locally higher amounts are
  possible.

* WINDS...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over Vail Pass,
  Rabbit Ears Pass, Highway 65 over the Grand Mesa, Monarch and
  Independence 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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Eastern Uinta Mountains-
417 AM MDT Fri May 19 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Manila and Dutch John.

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue
  during the remainder of the night and throughout the day.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 2 to 4 inches for a storm
  total of 6 to 12 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible.

* WINDS...North 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* IMPACTS...Expect mountain passes to be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely. Backcountry travel will
  also be difficult.

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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