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
1200 AM MDT Fri May 19 2017

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Upper Yampa River Basin-
1200 AM MDT Fri May 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

The threat of heavy snow has passed, though additional light snow
showers remain possible during the remainder of the night and
during the day. However, additional accumulations are expected to
be light and localized. Therefore, the Winter Storm Warning has
been allowed to expire.

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COZ018-019-190700-
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Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
1200 AM MDT Fri May 19 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has cancelled the
Winter Weather Advisory.

Snow has ended over the western San Juan mountains during the
evening and forecast models indicated it is unlikely to redevelop
until this afternoon. Additional accumulations are expected to be
light and localized. Therefore, the Winter Weather Advisory has
been cancelled.

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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-
1200 AM MDT Fri May 19 2017

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

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

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue through
  tomorrow. Expect lulls from time to time throughout the day with
  intensity lessening during the afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 3 to 7 inches for a storm
  total of 10 to 20 inches of snow. Locally higher amounts are
  possible.

* WINDS...West-northwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 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-
1200 AM MDT Fri May 19 2017

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

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Manila and Dutch John.

* TIMING...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue during
  the remainder of the night and throughout the day.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 2 to 4 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 35 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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