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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
342 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016

...A COLD STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS MONDAY AND
TUESDAY...


COZ004-010-012-013-041845-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0011.161205T1800Z-161207T1200Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS-
342 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT ABOVE 4500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 4500 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...COLUMBINE...HAHNS PEAK...
  TOPONAS...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR
  PARK... MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE MONDAY MORNING THEN
  CONTINUING INTERMITTENTLY THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH 8 TO 12 INCHES AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.

* SNOW LEVEL...3500 TO 4500 FEET

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...LOW VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE
  TRAVEL DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
718 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-041430-
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-
718 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SOME VERY LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHWEST
COLORADO MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING, TAPERING OFF TO FLURRIES BY
EARLY AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE, DRY WEATHER WITH PARTLY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED TODAY ALONG WITH SEASONALLY COOL
TEMPERATURES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

DRY WEATHER AND SEASONALLY COOL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ONCE
AGAIN ON SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT REMAINS ON TRACK TO PASS OVER THE
AREA ON MONDAY, OPENING THE DOOR FOR MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AND
POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL. A VERY COLD AIRMASS WILL SETTLE
IN BEHIND THE FRONT ON TUESDAY AND WILL LINGER AROUND INTO
THURSDAY.

PLEASE STAY TUNED AS THE DETAILS OF THIS POTENTIAL STORM UNFOLD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$




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