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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
330 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

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Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
330 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in GRAND JUNCTION has issued a
Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday evening
through Thursday evening.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen,
  Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford,
  and Trappers Lake.

* TIMING...Snow showers increase in coverage and intensity
  Wednesday night and may continue through Thursday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts
  possible.

* SNOW LEVEL...Between 8000 and 9000 feet in the evening, dropping
  to mountain bases by Thursday morning.

* WINDS...West 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* VISIBILITY...May drop below one mile at times in heavy snowfall.

* IMPACTS...High mountain roads and highways may be icy, snowpack
  and slushy. Gusty winds will cause areas of drifting snow,
  especially over higher exposed ridges. Travel may be difficult.

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.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
455 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

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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-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-
455 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Periods of snow, heavy at times, will continue through this
evening in the high country. Significant snowfall accumulations
are expected above 9000 feet across western Colorado. Snow will
decrease, but not entirely end, along the Continental Divide
tonight. Accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected above 9000
feet with locally higher amounts possible. In addition, isolated
to scattered thunderstorms are possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

A series of disturbances will bring additional mountain snow to
the region through Saturday. Accumulations may warrant another
round of Winter Weather Advisories. In addition, unseasonably cold
temperatures are expected which may yield a hard freeze in the
lower valleys where tender vegetation has budded out.

.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.

$$

NL




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