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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
311 PM MDT THU MAR 19 2015

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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
311 PM MDT THU MAR 19 2015

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

* LOCATIONS...THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING COAL
  BANK...MOLAS...AND RED MOUNTAIN PASSES ON HIGHWAY 550...AND
  LIZARD HEAD PASS ON HIGHWAY 145.

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  THROUGH EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL PERSIST MAINLY ON THE
  SOUTHERN FLANK OF THE SAN JUANS THROUGH MID-MORNING FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AMOUNTS WILL BE QUITE VARIABLE RANGING
  FROM 4 TO 10 INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE
  9500 FEET.

* SNOW LEVEL...9000 FEET DROPPING TO MOUNTAIN BASES BY EARLY
  FRIDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING EASTERLY AND
  DECREASING OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SLICK AND SLUSH OR SNOW COVERED AT
  TIMES OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES.

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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