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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
327 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT...

.AT 325 PM THIS AFTERNOON THE COLD FRONT WAS OVER NORTHWEST UTAH.
SHOWERS HAD BEGUN. UP TO TWO INCHES HAD FALLEN IN THE PARK RANGE.
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE NORTHERN VALLEYS THIS AFTERNOON WILL TURN TO
SNOW THIS EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE
COLD FRONT ACROSS THE NORTH THIS EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY SHOWERS
ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE THUNDERSTORMS.

COZ004-005-009-010-012-013-230630-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0016.000000T0000Z-141125T0100Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...
CRESTED BUTTE...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
327 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW BEGINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
  WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS
  EXPECTED WITH FRONTAL PASSAGE TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 16 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME CHALLENGING DUE TO POOR
  VISIBILITY IN SNOW...FOG...AND BLOWING SNOW. INCLEMENT WINTER
  WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT MCCLURE...VAIL...AND RABBIT
  EARS PASSES... AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 65 OVER THE GRAND MESA AND
  HIGHWAY 50 OVER MONARCH 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
431 AM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-231145-
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-
431 AM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

MOUNTAIN SNOW AND VALLEY RAIN WILL SPREAD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST
LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP INTO THE
VALLEY BOTTOMS BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT WILL MOVE FROM NORTH TO
SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS...AND TRAVEL OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL BE AFFECTED.
HIGHER AND NORTHERN VALLEYS WILL ALSO RECEIVE ACCUMULATING SNOW.
IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
HIGHER VALLEYS ON SUNDAY...AND WILL LAST THROUGH MONDAY AS A
SERIES OF DISTURBANCES PASS OVER THE REGION. THE CHANCE FOR SNOW
WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN DIVIDE MOUNTAINS ON TUESDAY AND
TUESDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION.

$$



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