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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
552 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
COLORADO MOUNTAINS...

.HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY AS A POWERFUL AND
MOIST PACIFIC JET STREAM PLOWS INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. THE WORST
STORM CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED TO REACH THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR THIS AFTERNOON.
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND
EXPOSED AREAS BY THIS EVENING...INCLUDING THE HIGHER PORTIONS OF
INTERSTATE 70 AND LOVELAND...BERTHOUD...AND RABBIT EARS PASSES.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS.
SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED...AND ROAD
CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE. CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY
THIS AFTERNOON.

COZ031-033-034-212200-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0013.141221T1900Z-141223T0700Z/
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...
EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS...
RABBIT EARS PASS...CAMERON PASS...
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS...
BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL...
INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...
WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK
552 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING. SNOW WILL
  QUICKLY INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON WITH HEAVY SNOW AND
  NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT. LIGHTER SNOW WILL CONTINUE
  MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...BUT THERE WILL STILL BE EXTENSIVE
  BLOWING SNOW AND POOR TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...14 TO 24 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH WILL BE COMMON...WITH
  GUSTS AS HIGH AS 75 MPH OVER HIGHER EXPOSED AREAS. WIDESPREAD
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...AND
  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY BECOME WIDESPREAD THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY THIS
  AFTERNOON. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED WITH DRIFTING SNOW AND
  NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES IN WINDIER AREAS. ROAD CLOSURES ARE
  POSSIBLE...AND CHAINS WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL
  VEHICLES OVER THE PASSES. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT THREAT OF
  TRAVELERS BEING STRANDED FOR AN EXTENDED TIME WITH THIS STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER AVOIDING TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA AS CONDITIONS WILL BECOME DANGEROUS. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR SLOW AND DIFFICULT DRIVING AND BE
PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES OR BECOMING
STRANDED. CARRY WARM CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND
WATER...A FULL GAS TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF
AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
552 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
COLORADO MOUNTAINS...

.HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY AS A POWERFUL AND
MOIST PACIFIC JET STREAM PLOWS INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. THE WORST
STORM CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED TO REACH THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR THIS AFTERNOON.
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND
EXPOSED AREAS BY THIS EVENING...INCLUDING THE HIGHER PORTIONS OF
INTERSTATE 70 AND LOVELAND...BERTHOUD...AND RABBIT EARS PASSES.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS.
SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED...AND ROAD
CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE. CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY
THIS AFTERNOON.

COZ032-212200-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0013.141221T1900Z-141223T0700Z/
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DILLON...FRASER...GRANBY...GRAND LAKE...
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS...KREMMLING
552 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER BY EARLY
  AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL THEN BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH SUNDAY
  NIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY DECREASING MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 18 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
  GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH IN OPEN AREAS BY THIS EVENING. NEAR BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY THIS
  AFTERNOON. ROADS WILL BE ICY AND SNOW PACKED ROADS WITH DRIFTING
  SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED DURING THE
  HEIGHT OF THIS STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER AVOIDING TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA AS CONDITIONS WILL BECOME DANGEROUS. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR SLOW AND DIFFICULT DRIVING AND BE
PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES OR BECOMING
STRANDED. CARRY WARM CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND
WATER...A FULL GAS TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF
AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ004-013-220345-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL THIS AFTERNOON
  THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 24 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS OVER WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

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

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING RABBIT EARS PASS. THE COMBINATION
  OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1
  MILE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

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
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ005-220345-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL FALL THROUGH MONDAY. THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES.

* 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. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT
  TIMES.

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
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ007-008-220345-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RIFLE...SILT...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...
EAGLE...CARBONDALE
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING WITH OCCASIONAL
  BREAKS UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON WHEN MORE STEADY SNOW WILL FALL.
  SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW
  IS EXPECTED TO FALL TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING INTERSTATE 70. THE COMBINATION OF
  SNOW...DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1
  MILE AT TIMES.

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
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ010-012-220345-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...CRESTED BUTTE...MARBLE
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL
  LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 24 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN SUMMITS. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
  VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

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
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ018-220345-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141222T0100Z-141223T0700Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL TONIGHT
  THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 14 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP 50 MPH AT THE
  HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN SUMMITS AND
  HIGHWAY 550. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG
  WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

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
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ002-220345-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING...WITH OCCASIONAL
  BREAKS...AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL
  FALL TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING AND WILL BE FOCUSED EAST OF
  HIGHWAY 13.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* 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 HIGHWAYS 13 AND 40. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW...DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
  VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

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
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ014-220345-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WW.Y.0051.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
/O.EXA.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUNNISON...CIMARRON
1245 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY
NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL OVERNIGHT INTO
  MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED IN
  AND AROUND THE TOWN OF GUNNISON. HIGHER ELEVATIONS TO THE
  WEST... INCLUDING CERRO SUMMIT...CAN EXPECT ACCUMULATIONS NEAR
  OR JUST OVER A FOOT.

* 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. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND
  FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

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 PUEBLO CO
1046 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ058-060-220200-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0015.141221T1800Z-141223T0600Z/
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...INDEPENDENCE PASS...
MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE
1046 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST
MONDAY...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAWATCH AND WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGES
  ABOVE 11000 FEET...INCLUDING FREMONT...TENNESSEE AND MONARCH
  PASSES.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING
  PERIODS OF HEAVY...WIND DRIVEN SNOW THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  NORTH OF COTTONWOOD PASS.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 50 MPH PRODUCING
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE AT
  TIMES...DUE TO HEAVY BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...POOR
  VISIBILITIES...AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

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 PUEBLO CO
1046 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ059-220200-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0015.141221T1800Z-141223T0600Z/
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...LEADVILLE
1046 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST
MONDAY...

* LOCATION...LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FEET...INCLUDING LEADVILLE.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING
  PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...9 TO 15 INCHES.

* WIND...NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING
  SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES...AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

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
1019 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWS TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY...

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW LIKELY TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL
ALONG THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR BETWEEN RAWLINS AND LARAMIE THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

.VERY MOIST PACIFIC AIR COMBINED WITH STRONG WEST WINDS HAVE SET
THE STAGE FOR HEAVY SNOW FOR THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAIN
RANGES. STRONG UPSLOPE FLOW AND AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM WILL
ALLOW SNOWFALL RATES TO INCREASE TODAY. ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO
3 FEET ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING IN THE MOUNTAINS.
SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE MUCH LOWER IN THE ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.
HOWEVER...STRONG WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH SNOW
TO PRODUCE VERY LOW VISIBILITIES. THIS WILL BE ESPECIALLY TRUE IN
AND AROUND ARLINGTON...ALONG INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN LARAMIE AND
RAWLINS. TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT.

WYZ112-114-220600-
/O.CON.KCYS.WS.W.0016.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
1019 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH
  THE DAY TODAY...AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 FEET. HIGHEST AMOUNTS ON
  WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SUSTAINED WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 30 TO
  40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH. NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE
  LIKELY IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ALONG HIGHWAY 230 BETWEEN WOODS LANDING AND
  THE STATE LINE...AND BETWEEN ENCAMPMENT AND THE STATE LINE MAY
  BE IMPACTED BY THE WINTRY CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS
  PLANNING TO VENTURE OUT INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL WANT TO
  EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION TODAY THROUGH MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS 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.

&&

$$

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