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
959 PM MST WED FEB 25 2015

...ANOTHER POWERFUL WEEKEND STORM FOR SOUTHWEST COLORADO...

.AN UPPER LEVEL STORM WILL SETTLE OVER CALIFORNIA ON FRIDAY
PRODUCING A MOIST AND UNSETTLED SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER THE SOUTHERN
FORECAST AREA INTO THE NEW WEEK. THE SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
ARE FAVORED WITH THIS STORM WITH NEIGHBORING MOUNTAINS EXPECTED
TO GET SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL. SNOW LEVELS ARE ONE OF THE
UNCERTAINTIES WITH THIS STORM. THE SOUTHERN VALLEYS MAY SEE SOME
AFTERNOON MELTING OR A CHANGE TO AFTERNOON RAIN SHOWERS. MORE
SNOW IS EXPECTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

COZ019-261300-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0006.150227T1300Z-150303T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
959 PM MST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 FEET ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
  NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

COZ012-018-261300-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0006.150227T1300Z-150303T0300Z/
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
959 PM MST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CRESTED BUTTE...MARBLE...
  OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY.

* TIMING...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 3 FEET ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
  NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

COZ022-023-261300-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0006.150227T1300Z-150303T0300Z/
ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
959 PM MST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO.

* TIMING...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET ARE POSSIBLE.

* SNOW LEVELS...MAY SEE RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX IN THE
  AFTERNOONS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITY...MAY BE RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND
  INCLUDING THE VALLEYS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

COZ014-261300-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0006.150227T1300Z-150303T0300Z/
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
959 PM MST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...GUNNISON...CIMARRON.

* TIMING...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...UP TO A FOOT IS POSSIBLE WITH HIGHER
  AMOUNTS OVER CERRO AND BLUE MESA SUMMITS.

* VISIBILITY...MAY BE RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$



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