Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1011 PM MST THU DEC 8 2016

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY...

.SNOW HAD BECOME WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING.
SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...BEFORE BEGINNING
TO DECREASE IN INTENSITY.  WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PRODUCE
AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND
HIGH EXPOSED RIDGES.

COZ031-033-034-091315-
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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-
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 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, WILLOW CREEK PASS, 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
1011 PM MST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
FRIDAY...

* TIMING...WHILE THERE MAY BE A BRIEF LULL IN THE SNOW AROUND
  MIDNIGHT...ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVIER SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS FRIDAY. THEN SNOW WILL DECREASE...FIRST IN
  THE LATE MORNING HOURS ON FRIDAY IN THE I-70 CORRIDOR...AND
  THEN NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING BORDER DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 10 INCHES IN THE I-70 CORRIDOR,
  INCREASING TO 7-12 INCHES FROM ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
  NORTH TO THE WYOMING BORDER. AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 1 FOOT CAN BE
  EXPECTED NORTH OF RABBIT EARS PASS.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST/SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35
  NEAR AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE...WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR MORE OVER
  THE HIGH PASSES. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO JUST A COUPLE
  HUNDRED FEET AT TIMES OVER THE HIGHER PASSES...AND BELOW ONE
  HALF MILE AT TIMES IN LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS AND
  SLOW TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. THE WORST TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED FROM LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH
  FRIDAY MORNING, THEN SOME IMPROVEMENT CAN BE EXPECTED
  ESPECIALLY ALONG THE I-70 CORRIDOR BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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