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
250 PM MDT Wed May 17 2017

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Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Upper Yampa River Basin-
250 PM MDT Wed May 17 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect until noon
MDT Thursday.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Rangely, Dinosaur, Craig, Hayden, Meeker,
  and Steamboat Springs.

* TIMING...Snow will begin to accumulate late this afternoon. The
  greatest accumulations will be this evening through Thursday
  morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts.

* WINDS...West-northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* IMPACTS...Roads will become icy and slushy with accumulating
  snow this evening, creating hazardous travel conditions,
  especially along Highway 40 from Craig to Steamboat Springs.

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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Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-
250 PM MDT Wed May 17 2017

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

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow, which is in
effect until 6 PM MDT Friday.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Rio Blanco and Douglas Pass.

* TIMING...Snow will continue through Friday. The greatest
  accumulations will be from this afternoon through this evening.
  Expect lulls from time to time Thursday through Friday with
  periods of moderate to heavy snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 to 7 inches with locally higher amounts.

* SNOW LEVEL...Greatest accumulations mainly above 9,000 feet.

* WINDS...North-northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 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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Eastern Uinta Mountains-
250 PM MDT Wed May 17 2017

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Manila and Dutch John.

* TIMING...Snow will persist into Friday. The heaviest snow is
  expected Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts
  along northeast facing slopes.

* SNOW LEVEL...Greatest accumulations mainly above 9,000 feet.

* WINDS...North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will 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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Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
250 PM MDT Wed May 17 2017

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen,
  Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford,
  Trappers Lake, Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico,
  and Hesperus.

* TIMING...Snow will continue to accumulate through Friday. The
  greatest accumulations will be through Thursday morning. Expect
  lulls from time to time Thursday through Friday with periods of
  moderate to heavy snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts
  possible.

* SNOW LEVEL...Greatest accumulations mainly above 9,000 feet.

* WINDS...West-northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over Vail Pass,
  Rabbit Ears Pass and 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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Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
250 PM MDT Wed May 17 2017

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Ridgway and Glade Park.

* TIMING...Snow will continue through Friday. The greatest
  accumulations will be from this afternoon through this evening.
  Expect lulls from time to time Thursday through Friday with
  periods of moderate to heavy snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 to 7 inches with locally higher amounts.

* SNOW LEVEL...Greatest accumulations mainly above 9,000 feet.

* WINDS...West-northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will 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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