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
922 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

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Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
922 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect until 6
PM MDT Friday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen,
  Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford,
  and Trappers Lake.

* TIMING...Snow will continue to accumulate through Friday. The
  greatest accumulations will through Thursday evening. Expect
  lulls from time to time through Friday with periods of moderate
  to heavy snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 6 to 12 inches, for a storm
  total of 10 to 20 inches of snow. Locally higher amounts are
  possible.

* WINDS...Northwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over Vail Pass,
  Rabbit Ears Pass, Highway 65 over the Grand Mesa, Monarch and
  Independence Pass. Backcountry travel will also be difficult.

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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Eastern Uinta Mountains-
922 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Manila and Dutch John.

* TIMING...Snow will persist periodically through Friday. The
  heaviest snow is expected this morning through this evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 3 to 6 inches, for a storm
  total of 6 to 12 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible.

* WINDS...North-northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* IMPACTS...Expect mountain passes to be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely. Backcountry travel will also
  be difficult.

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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Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
922 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton,
  Rico, and Hesperus.

* TIMING...Snow will continue to accumulate through Friday. Expect
  lulls from time to time through Friday with periods of moderate
  to heavy snow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...Storm total of 6 to 12 inches, with locally
  higher amounts possible.

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

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over the Highway
  550 corridor through the San Juans. Backcountry travel will
  also be difficult.

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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Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
922 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Rio Blanco, Ridgway, and Glade Park.

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will occur through
  Friday. Lulls in snowfall are expected at times.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...Storm total of 4 to 8 inches, with locally
  higher amounts possible.

* WINDS...Northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* IMPACTS...Mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with
  hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over Douglas
  Pass. Backcountry travel will also be difficult.

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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Central Yampa River Basin-Upper Yampa River Basin-
922 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
TODAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Craig, Hayden, Meeker, and Steamboat
  Springs.

* TIMING...Snow will continue through about noon, with rain mixing
  in at times with snow during the afternoon hours.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...Storm total of 3 to 6 inches, with locally
  higher amounts possible.

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

* IMPACTS...Roads will be slushy and snowpacked through this
  morning, creating hazardous travel conditions, especially along
  Highway 40 from Craig to Steamboat Springs. Improving road
  conditions are expected by this afternoon with warming
  temperatures.

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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Central Colorado River Basin-Upper Gunnison River Valley-
922 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
TODAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Eagle, Edwards, Glenwood Springs,
  Carbondale, Gunnison, and Cimarron.

* TIMING...Snow will continue through much of the late morning
  hours before becoming scattered in nature.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 to 4 inches, mainly on grassy areas.

* WINDS...West 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Below 3 miles in light snow and fog. Less than 1
  mile at times in heavier showers.

* IMPACTS...Roads may become icy and slushy with accumulating snow
  through the morning, possibly resulting in hazardous travel
  conditions.

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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