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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
430 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FOR THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS WILL BEGIN
TO WIND DOWN THIS EVENING...

.SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING.
UNTIL THEN...SOME OF THE SHOWERS WILL STILL PRODUCE VERY HEAVY
SNOWFALL. COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW...VISIBILITIES
WILL BE REDUCED TO JUST A HUNDRED FEET AT TIMES. AS THE SNOW
INTENSITY DECREASES LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS...CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY IMPROVE. HOWEVER...STRONG WINDS
WILL STILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS OVER THE HIGHER PASSES.

TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY IS SLOW AND TREACHEROUS.
TRAVEL IS STILL DISCOURAGED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...TAKE ALONG A
WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH EXTRA CLOTHES...FOOD...BLANKETS...AND A
SHOVEL.

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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...WINTER PARK
430 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE LATE THIS EVENING. ONLY
  LIGHT SNOW WILL FALL OVERNIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...14 TO 26 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...AREAS OF 20 TO 40 MPH WINDS WILL OCCUR...
  MAINLY ABOVE TIMBERLINE WITH SOME GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH IN
  THE HIGHEST EXPOSED AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP WELL BELOW A
  MILE IN THE WORST CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY WILL BE SLOW AND
  DIFFICULT THROUGH THIS EVENING. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS AND SLOW DRIVING
CONDITIONS...AND ALLOW FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES OR
EXTREMELY SLOW TRAVEL. TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT INCLUDING
WARM CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND WATER...A FULL GAS
TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

$$

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GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DILLON...FRASER...GRANBY...GRAND LAKE...
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS...KREMMLING
430 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

* TIMING...OFF AND ON SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 14 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...15 TO 25 MPH WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE
  COMMON WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN OPEN AREAS. LOCAL GROUND
  BLIZZARDS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE
  THROUGH THIS EVENING. ROADS WILL BE ICY AND SNOW PACKED WITH
  AREAS OF DRIFTING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS AND SLOW DRIVING
CONDITIONS...AND ALLOW FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES OR
EXTREMELY SLOW TRAVEL. TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT INCLUDING
WARM CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND WATER...A FULL GAS
TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

$$

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JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOULD...NORTH PARK...RAND...SPICER...
WALDEN
430 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW AT TIMES THROUGHOUT TODAY AND INTO THIS EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 12 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 35 MPH IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO ONE
  QUARTER MILE IN HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS AND/OR BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS WITH ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW.

$$

BARJENBRUCH



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