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Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
907 PM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Northwest San Juan Mountains-
Southwest San Juan Mountains-
907 PM MST Mon Feb 27 2017


* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble,
  Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, and Hesperus.

* Timing...Periods of snow, heavy at times, will continue through
  Tuesday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 to 20 inches with locally higher amounts
  along southwest facing slopes above 10000 feet.

* WINDS...Southwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph above
  9500 feet. Winds gradually turn westerly then northwest and
  decrease Tuesday afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...Less than 1/2 mile at times in moderate to heavy
  snow and blowing snow.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall and strong winds will create
  hazardous driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy
  and/or snowpacked at times.


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.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
331 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

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-
331 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

The next Pacific storm will bring a turn back to winter weather
today and tonight. Scattered rain showers at lower elevations and
snow showers in the foothills and mountains will increase to
numerous showers late this afternoon and early this evening. After
the cold front passes late tonight, snow levels will lower to the
valley bottoms. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather
Advisories will be in effect in the central and southern mountains
today and tonight, and the lower elevations of southwest Colorado
tonight. All the high mountain passes will be impacted by this
storm by hazardous travel conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Winter weather will continue through Tuesday evening, with snow
showers ending at lower elevations first and continuing in the
western Colorado mountains into the evening.

Drier northwest flow aloft will persist through Friday and shift
to the west and southwest over the weekend. Orographic snow
showers will continue in the mountains north of Steamboat Springs
through Wednesday.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


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