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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
249 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

UTZ023-210600-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0021.141222T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MANILA...DUTCH JOHN
249 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR EARLY
  MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 6 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING UT141. THE COMBINATION OF
  SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE
  AT TIMES.

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
523 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-211300-
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-
523 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
TODAY...WITH SNOW SHOWERS INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
OVERNIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS NEAR
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NUMEROUS WINTER STORM
WARNINGS...WATCH AND ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT BEGINNING TODAY AND
CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GJT FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO WITH SNOW SPREADING INTO THE HIGHER
VALLEYS ON WESTERN COLORADO BY SUNDAY EVENING. THE SNOW ENDS LATE
MONDAY WITH SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE IN THE
MOUNTAINS WITH UP TO A FOOT POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGHER VALLEYS.

ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON CHRISTMAS DAY BRINGING
A CHANCE OF SNOW TO MUCH OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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