Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1045 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

COZ066-068-191400-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.A.0005.170120T0000Z-170122T0300Z/
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS
1045 PM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* LOCATION...EASTERN SAN JUAN AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE
  10000 FEET...INCLUDING WOLF CREEK PASS.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS WILL BRING
  PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS
  BEGINNING THURSDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY
  EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 INCHES
  OR MORE WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
  WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE LA GARITA MOUNTAINS.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER GUSTS...PARTICULARLY ON FRIDAY.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED WITH HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES...
  PARTICULARLY WOLF CREEK. AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE INTO
  SATURDAY.

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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