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
331 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

COZ009-012-017>019-UTZ023-028-251045-
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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK...
MARBLE...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...
SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...MANILA...DUTCH JOHN...
MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
331 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A LATE-
SEASON WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY
MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA SATURDAY
  MORNING. GREATEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT
  WITH PRECIPITATION DECREASING FROM THE WEST BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY
  EVENING.

* SNOW LEVEL...AROUND 9000 FEET ON SATURDAY THEN LOWERING TO
  MOUNTAIN BASES SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH SATURDAY BECOMING
  NORTHWEST BY SUNDAY.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE IN PERIODS OF HEAVIER
  SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLUSHY AND EVENTUALLY
  SNOWPACKED SATURDAY NIGHT...HINDERING TRAVEL OVER MOUNTAIN
  PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND/OR BLOWING SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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