Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
253 PM MDT Thu May 18 2017

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Upper Yampa River Basin-
253 PM MDT Thu May 18 2017

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Steamboat Springs.

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue through
  the late afternoon, with snow diminishing in intensity this
  evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 4 to 8 inches for a storm
  total of 8 to 16 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible.

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

* VISIBILITY...Down to half mile at times in heavier snow
  showers.

* IMPACTS...Roads will be slushy and snowpacked through this
  evening, creating hazardous travel conditions.

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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COZ002-190600-
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Central Yampa River Basin-
253 PM MDT Thu May 18 2017

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Craig, Hayden, and Meeker.

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue
  through the late afternoon, with snow diminishing in intensity
  this evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 3 to 5 inches with storm
  total of 5 to 10 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible.

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

* VISIBILITY...Down to half mile at times in heavier snow
  showers.

* IMPACTS...Roads will be slushy and snowpacked through this
  afternoon, creating hazardous travel conditions, especially
  along Highway 40 towards Hayden.

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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Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
253 PM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT FRIDAY...

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

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue through
  Friday. The greatest accumulations will occur through this
  evening. Expect lulls from time to time throughout the day
  Friday, with intensity lessening by Friday afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 6 to 12 inches, for a storm
  total of 10 to 20 inches of snow. Locally higher amounts are
  possible.

* WINDS...West-northwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 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. Backcountry travel will also be difficult.

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-
253 PM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Manila and Dutch John.

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue through
  Friday. The heaviest snow is expected through this evening, with
  intensity lessening throughout the day on Friday.

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

* WINDS...North-northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 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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COZ018-019-190600-
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Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
253 PM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

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

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue through
  Friday. The greatest accumulations are expected through this
  evening with intensity lessening during the day on Friday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 3 to 5 inches, with a storm
  total of 6 to 12 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible.

* WINDS...West 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over the
  Highway 550 corridor through the San Juans. 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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COZ003-017-190600-
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Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
253 PM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Rio Blanco, Ridgway, and Glade Park.

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will occur through
  Friday. Lulls in snowfall are expected at times.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 2 to 4 inches, for a storm
  total of 5 to 10 inches.

* WINDS...Northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over Douglas
  Pass. 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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