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
248 PM MDT SUN OCT 26 2014

COZ004-010-013-270500-
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ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-FLATTOPS-
248 PM MDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM MDT MONDAY ABOVE 9500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 9500 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM MDT MONDAY.

* TIMING...A COLD FRONT WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE NORTHERN
  COLORADO MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING. SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW
  SHOWERS WILL TURN TO ALL SNOW ABOVE 9500 FEET BY LATE EVENING
  AND CONTINUE AT AND ABOVE THE MOUNTAIN PASSES THROUGH SUNRISE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 9500 FEET. LESSER
  AMOUNTS BELOW THIS LEVEL TO THE MOUNTAIN BASES INCLUDING THE
  CITY OF VAIL WHERE AN INCH OR LESS IS EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVEL...LOWERING TO 9500 FEET BY 10 PM MDT...THEN 7000
  FEET BY SUNRISE.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THIS EVENING
  THEN 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE NOTICEABLE CHANGE IN CONDITIONS WILL BE QUICK THIS
  EVENING AS THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH NORTHERN COLORADO. THE RECENT
  WARM SPELL MAY ALLOW ROADWAYS TO MELT THE SNOW INTO THE EARLY
  MORNING HOURS. HOWEVER AS TEMPERATURES FALL INTO THE UPPER 20S
  BY SUNRISE...VAIL AND RABBIT EARS PASSES WILL BECOME ICY AND
  POSSIBLY SNOW PACKED. TRAVEL CAREFULLY OVER THE NORTHERN
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS.

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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