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
312 AM MDT Thu Apr 20 2017

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Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-Flat Tops-
312 AM MDT Thu Apr 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 PM MDT FRIDAY ABOVE 9000 FEET...

The National Weather Service in GRAND JUNCTION has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory above 9000 feet for snow, which is in
effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Friday.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Trappers Lake, Rabbit Ears Pass, Vail Pass,
  Tennessee Pass, Independence Pass and McClure Pass.

* TIMING...Showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon
  as rain or a rain/snow mix. Precipitation will changeover to all
  snow this evening and continue through Friday afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts
  possible, mainly above 9000 feet, with lesser amounts below.

* SNOW LEVEL...Starting around 9,000 feet this afternoon and
  lowering to mountain bases by Friday morning.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph this
  afternoon and evening, becoming northwest by Friday morning.

* VISIBILITY...Decreasing to less than 1 mile at times in moderate
  to heavy snowfall.

* IMPACTS...Higher elevation roads and highways will be icy and
  snow packed with areas of slushy conditions also expected,
  especially during the overnight hours. Main impacts seen above
  9000 feet.

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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