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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
238 PM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SNOW INTENSITY AND COVERAGE WILL BE DECREASING THIS EVENING
WITH THE NEXT STORM ARRIVING TO THE AREA BY EARLY SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND PERSISTING THROUGH SUNDAY...


COZ010-100545-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0012.161210T2000Z-161211T2100Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0016.000000T0000Z-161210T0100Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
238 PM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING IN INTENSITY BY 6 PM. LIGHT SNOW
  WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT. SNOW COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THEN
  INCREASES SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND PERSISTS THROUGH SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON WITH THE NEXT ARRIVING STORM.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES THROUGH MID EVENING. STORM
  TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 16 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS...POSSIBLE WITH THE NEXT STORM ARRIVING SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR 7500 FEET...ACCUMULATIONS MAY BE LIMITED UP
  TO 8000 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH NEAR 9000
  FEET. GUSTS OVER 65 MPH POSSIBLE OVER 12000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...EXPECT ICY AND SNOWPACKED ROADS...ESPECIALLY OVER
  VAIL PASS. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AT
  TIMES.

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.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
238 PM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SNOW INTENSITY AND COVERAGE WILL BE DECREASING THIS EVENING
WITH THE NEXT STORM ARRIVING TO THE AREA BY EARLY SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND PERSISTING THROUGH SUNDAY...


COZ010-100545-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0012.161210T2000Z-161211T2100Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0016.000000T0000Z-161210T0100Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
238 PM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING IN INTENSITY BY 6 PM. LIGHT SNOW
  WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT. SNOW COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THEN
  INCREASES SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND PERSISTS THROUGH SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON WITH THE NEXT ARRIVING STORM.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES THROUGH MID EVENING. STORM
  TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 16 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS...POSSIBLE WITH THE NEXT STORM ARRIVING SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR 7500 FEET...ACCUMULATIONS MAY BE LIMITED UP
  TO 8000 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH NEAR 9000
  FEET. GUSTS OVER 65 MPH POSSIBLE OVER 12000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...EXPECT ICY AND SNOWPACKED ROADS...ESPECIALLY OVER
  VAIL PASS. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AT
  TIMES.

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.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
549 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-101300-
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-FLAT TOPS-
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-
549 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL CONTINUE...HEAVY AT TIMES...OVER THE NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS TODAY...THEN DECREASE TONIGHT.
WEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 35 MPH WILL
PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY LATE
AFTERNOON BRINGING STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS TO 8 TO 16 INCHES
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. ADJACENT VALLEYS CAN EXPECT
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS BUT ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

SNOW WILL CONTINUE FOR PROLONGED PERIODS FROM SATURDAY THROUGH
THE LATTER PART OF NEXT WEEK WITH THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS FAVORED. ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 FEET OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE
DURING THIS PROLONGED PERIOD OF WINTRY WEATHER.

.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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