Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
857 PM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW POSSIBLE FOR THE NORTHERN
COLORADO MOUNTAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.A VERY MOIST WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL COMBINE WITH AN UPPER
LEVEL WEATHER DISTURBANCE TO PRODUCE SNOWFALL POSSIBLY HEAVY AT
TIMES IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN COLORADO SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. STRONG WEST WINDS MAY ALSO PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW PARTICULARLY ON THE
MOUNTAIN PASSES AND UP AROUND THE EISENHOWER TUNNEL. PEOPLE
PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY MAY WANT TO LEAVE BEFORE
THIS STORM ARRIVES AS ROAD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TO DETERIORATE
QUICKLY ONCE THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW DEVELOPS.


COZ031-033-034-101200-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.A.0012.161210T2100Z-161211T1800Z/
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE
RANGES, GORE PASS, RABBIT EARS PASS, CAMERON PASS,
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS, RABBIT EARS RANGE,
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, WILLOW CREEK PASS, BERTHOUD PASS,
BRECKENRIDGE, EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE,
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE, EISENHOWER TUNNEL, INDIAN PEAKS,
KENOSHA MOUNTAINS, MOUNT EVANS, WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS,
AND WINTER PARK
857 PM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE OVER THE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY
  AT TIMES SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 24 INCHES POSSIBLE MOUNTAIN AREAS...
  WITH THE GREATER AMOUNTS IN THE PARK AND GORE RANGES AROUND
  RABBIT EARS PASS. FOUR TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW ALSO POSSIBLE ON
  THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY FLOORS.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 40 MPH NEAR AND ABOVE
  TIMBERLINE...WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR MORE ON THE HIGH PASSES.
  VISIBILITY MAY LOWER TO A COUPLE HUNDRED FEET AT TIMES ON THE
  PASSES...AND AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES ON LOWER SLOPES
  AND VALLEY FLOORS.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MAY PRODUCE HAZARDOUS AND
  SLOW TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS STARTING SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. THE WORST TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY
  NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.


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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