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
1106 AM MST WED JAN 21 2015

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SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
1106 AM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST THURSDAY FOR
THE EASTERN HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM
MST THURSDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE INCREASING THIS AFTERNOON AND BECOME
  WIDESPREAD THIS EVENING...MAINLY EAST OF HIGHWAY 550. SNOW WILL
  BE ENDING QUICKLY AROUND SUNRISE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 7 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OVER
  SOUTHERN HINSDALE COUNTY AND EASTERN ARCHULETA COUNTY. ONLY 1 TO
  3 INCHES IS EXPECTED WEST OF HIGHWAY 550.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOST OF THE SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR IN THE REMOTE AREAS OF
  THE SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. PEOPLE IN THE BACKCOUNTRY OF
  SOUTHERN HINSDALE COUNTY AND EASTERN ARCHULETA COUNTY SHOULD
  EXPECT MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
  LIGHTER ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER COAL BANK AND
  MOLAS PASS.

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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