Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

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GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY
NIGHT...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING FROM VAIL
  PASS TO THE ELK MOUNTAINS...WITH HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE. LIGHT TO
  MODERATE SNOW AND SNOW SHOWERS THEN PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY.
  AFTER A SHORT LULL SATURDAY NIGHT HEAVY SNOW BEGINS AGAIN
  SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET EXPECTED BY MONDAY NIGHT. THE
  HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE FOUND ON WEST FACING SLOPES AND PASSES.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH AT
  TIMES BECOMING LIGHT ON SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE
  TO HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS INCLUDING VAIL PASS WILL BE SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY. SNOW THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT WILL KEEP HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN PLACE.

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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FLATTOPS-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY
ABOVE 9000 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST
SUNDAY BELOW 9000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS
  EVENING...FOLLOWED BY A PROLONGED PERIOD OF LIGHT TO MODERATE
  SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. SHORT LULLS IN THE
  SNOWFALL ARE POSSIBLE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 15 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ON
  WEST FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES AND PASSES ABOVE 9000 FEET. 4 TO 7
  INCHES EXPECTED BELOW 9000 FEET.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH AT
  TIMES THIS EVENING TAPERING OFF TO 5 TO 15 MPH TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE TO
  HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED.
  PERSISTENT SNOW THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING WILL KEEP HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN PLACE.

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.

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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ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITY OF...TOPONAS.

* TIMING...SNOW...MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE THIS
  EVENING. A PROLONGED PERIOD OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW SHOWERS
  WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY MORNING WITH SHORT LULLS
  EXPECTED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 15 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ON
  WEST FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES AND PASSES.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH AT
  TIMES THIS EVENING TAPERING OFF TO 5 TO 15 MPH TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE TO
  HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS INCLUDING RABBIT EARS AND GORE
  PASSES WILL BE ICY AND SNOW PACKED. PERSISTENT SNOW THROUGH
  SUNDAY MORNING WILL KEEP HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN PLACE.

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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CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST
SUNDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...EAGLE...
  CARBONDALE.

* TIMING...SHOWERS WILL TURN TO ALL SNOW BY EARLY EVENING WHEN
  SNOW WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE. LIGHT SNOW WILL INTERMITTENTLY
  CONTINUE THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS
  EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 5 INCHES THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING...WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS EAST OF DOWD JUNCTION.
  ON SUNDAY MORNING INTO MONDAY MORNING...5 TO 10 INCHES OF
  ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE
  SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED BY LATE THIS
  EVENING. SOME MELTING IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY AS TEMPERATURES WARM
  INTO THE MID 30S.

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.

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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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST
SUNDAY ABOVE 9000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...CRESTED BUTTE...
  MARBLE.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE INTERSPERSED WITH SOME
  LULLS IN ACTIVITY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS MAY BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
  IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET THROUGH EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING...THEN AN ADDITIONAL FOOT OR MORE POSSIBLE
  SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35
  MPH THIS EVENING BECOMING LIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE
  TO HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE ICY AND SNOW PACKED OVERNIGHT AND
  REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

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.

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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UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST
SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND MILNER.

* TIMING...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY
  MORNING WITH SOME BRIEF LULLS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES FOR A STORM
  TOTAL OF 5 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE
  TO HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY AND SNOW PACKED THROUGH
  SUNDAY MORNING.

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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CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST
SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY MORNING. LULLS ARE
  POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY AS THE SNOW BECOMES MORE SHOWERY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 5 INCHES BY SUNDAY MORNING.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE
  TO HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE ICY AND SNOW PACKED THROUGH SUNDAY
  MORNING.

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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UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...
  OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AND
  INTENSIFY THROUGH LATE SUNDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS
  EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS NEAR SHOWERS.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  BEGINNING SUNDAY MORNING AND REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH MONDAY
  EVENING.

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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UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

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

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

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AND
  INTENSIFY BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
  SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  BEGINNING SUNDAY AND REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

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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DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

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

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...RIFLE...SILT.

* TIMING...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY
  MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  BEGINNING SUNDAY AND REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

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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LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
447 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

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

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVEL...AROUND 7000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  BEGINNING SUNDAY AND REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
  BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS.

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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