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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
330 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

COZ018-019-260530-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WW.Y.0019.170326T0000Z-170326T1500Z/
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
330 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM MDT SUNDAY ABOVE 9500 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory above 9500 feet for snow, which is in
effect from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM MDT Sunday.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Lizard Head Pass, Molas Pass and Red
  Mountain Pass.

* TIMING...Snow will develop early this evening, becoming
  widespread and heavy at times late this evening into the early
  morning hours. Snow is expected to decrease toward sunrise
  becoming favored in the Uncompahgre Plateau on the northwest
  face of the San Juan`s.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...Above 9500 feet, 4 to 8 inches with locally
  higher amounts...from 8000 to 9500 feet, 1 to 4 inches.

* SNOW LEVEL...Lowering from near 10000 feet early this evening to
  near 6500 feet at 6 AM, Sunday morning.

* WINDS...West 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Lowering to less than 1 mile during periods of
  blowing snow and heavier snow showers.

* IMPACTS...High elevation roadways will become slick and
  snowpacked, especially US-550 over Molas Pass and Red Mountain
  Pass as well as Lizard Head Pass on Hwy 145. In addition, snow
  and areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and/or
blowing snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

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