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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
314 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

COZ058-060-061-066-068-250515-
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WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...INDEPENDENCE PASS...
MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE...GRANITE...NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...
WOLF CREEK PASS
314 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAN JUAN AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE
  10000 FEET AND THE EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN
  MOSQUITO RANGE ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG UPPER LEVEL WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE
  ACROSS THE AREA...BRINGING ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND THE POTENTIAL
  FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE
  CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...9 TO 15 INCHES BY MIDDAY SUNDAY.

* IMPACT...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES ALONG THE CONTINENTAL
  DIVIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP.

WINTER STORMS MAY HAVE STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO
HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN
THE WATCH AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...LISTEN TO THE LATEST
WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY
ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN OR THROUGH THE WATCH AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT.

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