Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
803 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

...MORE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW HEADED FOR THE COLORADO HIGH
COUNTRY...

.A STREAM OF MOISTURE MOVING OFF THE PACIFIC WILL REACH THE
NORTHERN COLORADO MOUNTAINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW
WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS BY THIS EVENING AND INCREASE IN
INTENSITY OVERNIGHT. IN ADDITION...STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OVER EXPOSED RIDGES AND
MOUNTAIN PASSES.

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LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CROOK, MERINO, STERLING, PEETZ, AKRON,
COPE, LAST CHANCE, OTIS, JULESBURG, OVID, SEDGWICK, AMHERST,
HAXTUN, AND HOLYOKE
803 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

LOWS AROUND THE REGION REACHED WELL BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT.
TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY BUT WILL
CONTINUE TO BE BELOW NORMAL WITH HIGHS EXPECTED IN THE TEENS ON
THE PLAINS.

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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
803 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER
  THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE ON
  FRIDAY... FIRST IN THE I-70 CORRIDOR OF THE MOUNTAINS AND THEN
  SLOWLY NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING BORDER BY LATE FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 8 INCHES IN THE I-70 CORRIDOR,
  INCREASING TO 6-12 INCHES FROM ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
  NORTH TO THE WYOMING BORDER. AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 1 FOOT WILL
  BE POSSIBLE NORTH OF RABBIT EARS PASS.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST/SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35
  NEAR AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE...WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR MORE OVER
  THE HIGH PASSES. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO JUST A COUPLE
  HUNDRED FEET AT TIMES OVER THE HIGHER PASSES...AND BELOW ONE
  HALF MILE AT TIMES IN LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS AND
  SLOW TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. THE WORST TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED FROM LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH
  FRIDAY MORNING, THEN SOME IMPROVEMENT CAN BE EXPECTED
  ESPECIALLY ALONG THE I-70 CORRIDOR BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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