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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
550 PM MST TUE NOV 25 2014

COZ004-260900-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WW.Y.0046.000000T0000Z-141126T1900Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0017.141126T0050Z-141126T1900Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...TOPONAS
550 PM MST TUE NOV 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT WITH SIGNIFICANT
  ACCUMULATIONS...BUT SNOW WILL TAPER OFF ON WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH NOON WEDNESDAY WILL BE NEAR 10 TO 15 INCHES. REMOTE
  AREAS NORTH OF RABBIT EARS PASS WILL RECEIVE 15 TO 20 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH...ESPECIALLY
  ABOVE TIMBERLINE AND EXPOSED OPEN AREAS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCUR WITH SNOW DRIFTS OF 2 TO 3 FEET.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE CHALLENGING DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY IN
  HEAVY SNOW...DENSE FOG...AND BLOWING SNOW. INCLEMENT WINTER
  WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT RABBIT EARS PASS.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
545 AM MST TUE NOV 25 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-261300-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
545 AM MST TUE NOV 25 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL DEVELOP TODAY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
HIGHER VALLEYS. NEW SNOWFALL ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS IN WESTERN COLORADO WILL APPROACH A FOOT BY LATE
TONIGHT. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OVER EXPOSED HIGHER
TERRAIN. TRAVEL OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL REMAIN A CHALLENGE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

SNOW ENDS FROM WEST TO EAST ON WEDNESDAY WITH DRY CONDITIONS
MOVING BACK IN THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR SNOW
ARRIVES EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$



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