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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
831 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

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PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...PIKES PEAK
831 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...PIKES PEAK AREA ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A LARGE...SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING
  PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL THROUGH SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL IN THE AREA WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY SNOW
  AND LOWERED VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL
KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN
YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE
IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
440 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL
ROCKIES TONIGHT. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION CONTINUES ACROSS MUCH OF
THE REGION...WITH SNOW AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6250 FEET. WHILE HEAVY
SNOW APPEARS TO HAVE ENDED...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. TRAVEL WILL CONTINUE TO BE SEVERELY IMPACTED
ALONG INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN RAWLINS AND CHEYENNE.

WYZ114>117-181200-
/O.CON.KCYS.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150418T1200Z/
SNOWY RANGE-LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-
SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING...
LARAMIE...VEDAUWOO...BUFORD...PUMPKIN VINE...HORSE CREEK...
HARRIMAN...WHITAKER
440 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES. HIGHEST
  AMOUNTS WILL BE OVER THE SOUTHERN LARAMIE RANGE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  30 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN THREE QUARTERS
  OF A MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BE SLICK AND SNOW COVERED. BE ESPECIALLY
  CAUTIOUS IN THE MORNING AS WET AND SLUSHY ROADS COULD FREEZE
  OVERNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
331 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

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/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0024.000000T0000Z-150418T1200Z/
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
331 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...GUNNISON...CIMARRON.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES...BRINGING STORM
  TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE OVER
  CERRO SUMMIT AND SURROUNDING HIGHER TERRAIN.

* WINDS...LOCAL WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH...
  BECOMING NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SLICK WITH SLUSH OR SNOW OVER MOUNTAIN
  PASSES...ESPECIALLY DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. BACKCOUNTRY
  TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
331 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

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/O.EXT.KGJT.WS.W.0024.000000T0000Z-150419T0000Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
331 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
  CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES...THROUGH
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES...BRINGING
  TOTALS OF UP 10 TO 20 INCHES. LOCAL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 2
  FEET.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH LATE
  TONIGHT...THEN CONTINUING SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SLICK WITH SLUSH OR SNOW OVER MOUNTAIN
  PASSES...ESPECIALLY DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. BACKCOUNTRY
  TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
331 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

COZ018-180545-
/O.EXT.KGJT.WS.W.0024.000000T0000Z-150419T0000Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
331 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE
  CITY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS EVENING OVER THE
  NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
  ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH
  LATE TONIGHT...THEN CONTINUING ON SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SLICK WITH SLUSH OR SNOW OVER MOUNTAIN
  PASSES...ESPECIALLY DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. BACKCOUNTRY
  TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

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