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
1253 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

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Elkhead and Park Mountains-Flat Tops-
1253 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Buford,
  and Trappers Lake.

* TIMING...Snow showers will continue through midnight. The
  heaviest snow is expected before sunrise this morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 to 14 inches with locally heavier
  amounts.

* SNOW LEVEL...Dropping to mountain bases by sunrise.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Less than 2 miles in moderate snow and below 1
  mile in heavier showers.

* IMPACTS...Higher elevation roads and highways will become icy
  and snow packed with areas of slushy conditions below the
  passes. Main impacts primarily above 9000 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
1253 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Vail.

* TIMING...Snow showers will continue through midnight. The
  heaviest snow is expected before sunrise this morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 to 10 inches above 8500 feet, with
  locally higher amounts.

* SNOW LEVEL...Dropping to mountain bases by sunrise. Snow levels
  lift to near 8500 feet again during the afternoon.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Less than 2 miles in moderate snow and below 1
  mile in heavier showers.

* IMPACTS...Higher elevation roads and highways will become icy
  and snow packed with areas of slushy conditions below the
  passes. Main impacts primarily above 9000 feet.

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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Grand and Battlement Mesas-West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
1253 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Crested Butte and Taylor Park.

* TIMING...Snow showers will continue through this afternoon. The
  heaviest snow is expected before sunrise this morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches above 8500 feet with locally
  higher amounts.

* SNOW LEVEL...Dropping to mountain bases by sunrise. Snow levels
  lift to near 8500 feet again during the afternoon.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Less than 2 miles in moderate snow and below 1
  mile in heavier showers.

* IMPACTS...Higher elevation roads and highways will become icy
  and snow packed with areas of slushy conditions below the
  passes. Main impacts primarily above 9000 feet.

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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