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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

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GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOULD FALL LATE
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN SUMMITS. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE
  AT TIMES. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE
  TIMBERLINE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
540 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

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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-
540 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS AND PATCHY FOG WILL END ACROSS EASTERN UTAH
AND WESTERN COLORADO THIS MORNING. ANOTHER SURGE OF MOISTURE MOVES
IN LATER TODAY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT...MAINLY
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE
REGION BEGINNING SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY.
THIS MAY BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH...WITH A CHANCE FOR RAIN AND
SNOW OVER THE VALLEYS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS COULD EXCEED ONE
FOOT ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS IN WESTERN
COLORADO...WITH LIGHTER AMOUNTS ANTICIPATED ELSEWHERE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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