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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1153 AM MST TUE JAN 10 2017

.PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS RETURN TO THE
MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN COLORADO LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS ANOTHER BLAST OF WINDS AND DEEP
MOISTURE FLOW IN FROM THE NORTHWEST. THE NORTHERN MOUNTAIN RANGES
WILL LIKELY FEEL THE BRUNT OF THIS NEXT STORM OVERNIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY WHEN NEARLY UP TO TWO FEET OF NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION IS
EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING AND
DRIFTING PARTICULARLY ON THE HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES AND UP AROUND
THE EISENHOWER TUNNEL. THE WINTRY WEATHER WILL LIKELY CREATE
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLY CAUSE TRAFFIC DELAYS AND
EVEN ROAD CLOSURES. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO VERY SLOWLY
IMPROVE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.


COZ031-033-110300-
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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-
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, AND WILLOW CREEK PASS
1153 AM MST TUE JAN 10 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 PM MST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE SNOW
  AND WIND SHOULD SLOWLY DECREASE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS FROM 12 TO 22 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS
  OF BLOWING SNOW. HIGHER EXPOSED AREAS WILL SEE GUSTS IN EXCESS
  OF 50 MPH WHICH WILL CREATE NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS OVERNIGHT DUE TO HEAVY
  SNOW, POOR VISIBILITIES, AND DRIFTING SNOW. TRAVEL DELAYS AND
  ROAD CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW CAN
SEVERELY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CAUSE MAJOR PROBLEMS FOR HIGH
COUNTRY TRAVELERS. USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES. TIRE CHAINS OR
ADEQUATE SNOW TIRES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR HIGH COUNTRY TRAVELERS.


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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 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
1153 AM MST TUE JAN 10 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 11 INCHES BY
  WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS
  OF BLOWING SNOW. HIGHER EXPOSED AREAS WILL SEE GUSTS TO AROUND
  60 MPH WHICH COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES ESPECIALLY
  IN OPEN AREA.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL DIFFICULT IF NOT HAZARDOUS DUE TO THE SNOW,
  POOR VISIBILITIES, AND STRONG WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING... ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

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