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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
702 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

COZ010-013-202300-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-170122T1300Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-FLAT TOPS-
702 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
  BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THERE WILL BE BREAKS OR LULLS
  IN THE SNOWFALL THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED OVERNIGHT
  WITH WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
  VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF MILE 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.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
627 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-211330-
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-
627 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A SERIES OF WINTER STORMS WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA THIS WEEKEND
BRINGING HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW
FOR THE LOWER VALLEYS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED
ONE FOOT OVER THE MOUNTAINS WITH MUCH LIGHTER AMOUNTS IN MOST OF
THE VALLEY LOCATIONS. THE BEST ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL FALL DURING
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS AND YOU ARE
ENCOURAGE TO CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST BEFORE VENTURING OUT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH THE
STRONGEST IN THIS SERIES OF STORMS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE MONDAY AND
TUESDAY. HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL CONTINUES WITH VALLEY SNOWS
RAMPING UP IN INTENSITY AS WELL. DRIER WEATHER LOOKS TO MOVE IN
AROUND MIDWEEK.

.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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