Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
933 AM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

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Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-
933 AM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Silverton...Telluride...Rico...Dallas
  Divide...Skyway...Crested Butte...Taylor Park...Aspen and many
  of the major highway and interstate mountain passes.

* Timing...Snow is likely to start over the higher peaks prior to
  sunrise on Monday and become widespread and lower in elevation
  through the day. Snow...heavy at times...will then continue at
  least into Tuesday evening...with snow possibly lingering into
  Wednesday for some areas.

* Snow Accumulations...A foot or more of snow is possible at most
  locations in the Winter Storm Watch area. The southern Colorado
  mountains may exceed 2 feet in certain locations.

* WINDS...Southwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph
  above 9500 feet Monday through Tuesday morning. Winds gradually
  turn westerly then northwest and decrease Tuesday afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...reduced to less than a half mile at times in
  moderate to heavy snow and blowing snow.

* Impacts...Heavy snowfall and strong winds will quickly create
  hazardous driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy to
  snowpacked at times. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite
  in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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