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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
553 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

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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-
553 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SNOW AND RAINSHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
THE DAY AND PICK UP IN THE EVENING HOURS AS A PROLONGED STORM
SYSTEM SETS UP OVER EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO. SEVERAL
FEET OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED FOR THE SAN JUAN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHERN VALLEYS WILL ALSO SEE SNOW ACCUMULATION STARTING THIS
EVENING. MANY WINTER STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE
WEEKEND FOR THIS POTENT STORM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO TUESDAY
WITH PRODIGIOUS AMOUNTS OF SNOW POSSIBLE. 2 TO 4 FEET OF SNOW IS
POSSIBLE FOR THE SAN JUANS AND 1 TO 2 FEET IS POSSIBLE FOR THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. SOUTHERN VALLEYS MAY ALSO SEE OVER A FOOT OF
SNOW. THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WILL LIKELY SEE 8 TO 12 INCHES OF
SNOW. IF TRAVELLING THIS WEEKEND...PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE
LATEST WEATHER FORECAST.

.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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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SNOWFALL FAVORS SOUTHWEST COLORADO THIS WEEKEND...BECOMING
WIDESPREAD BY MONDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS DROPPING THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
FRIDAY. IT WILL SLOWLY SETTLE INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ON SUNDAY
BEFORE TRACKING THROUGH THE REGION ON TUESDAY. A MOIST AND
UNSETTLED SOUTHWEST FLOW SETS UP OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION
TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ARE FAVORED
WITH THIS STORM WITH NEIGHBORING MOUNTAINS EXPECTED TO GET
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AS WELL. THE FIRST PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOWFALL
IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THERE WILL ALSO BE
LULLS IN THE SNOWFALL WITH ONE LULL CURRENTLY TIMED FOR SUNDAY.
MORE SNOW IS EXPECTED IS EXPECTED MONDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
914 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO
8 PM MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL.

* TIMING...LATE SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. SNOW
  MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES ESPECIALLY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE
  HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS SATURDAY AND
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  THIS WEEKEND INTO WEDNESDAY.

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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