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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1255 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AND
CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY....

...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS BRINGING
SNOW AND WIND TO AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF I-70. COLD TEMPERATURES
COMBINED WITH INCREASED MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL AID IN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF SNOW. HIGH WINDS WILL COMBINED WITH THE SNOW TO
REDUCE VISIBILITIES OVER HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES. TRAVELERS NEED TO
USE CAUTION...

COZ030-032-200400-
/O.NEW.KBOU.WS.A.0013.141221T1900Z-141223T0700Z/
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOULD...NORTH PARK...RAND...SPICER...
WALDEN...DILLON...FRASER...GRANBY...GRAND LAKE...
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS...KREMMLING
1255 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING INCREASING
  IN INTENSITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO MONDAY NIGHT.
  THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
  EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH GUSTING UP TO 35
  MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW AND ICE PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND COULD
  CREATE SOME BLOWING SNOW THAT WILL DECREASE VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1255 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AND
CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY....

...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS BRINGING
SNOW AND WIND TO AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF I-70. COLD TEMPERATURES
COMBINED WITH INCREASED MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL AID IN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF SNOW. HIGH WINDS WILL COMBINED WITH THE SNOW TO
REDUCE VISIBILITIES OVER HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES. TRAVELERS NEED TO
USE CAUTION...

COZ031-033-034-200400-
/O.NEW.KBOU.WS.A.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
1255 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING INCREASING
  IN INTENSITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO MONDAY NIGHT.
  THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
  EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 20 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
  LOCALIZED HEAVIER AMOUNTS ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...MOUNTAIN TOP WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH WILL BE
  POSSIBLE EARLY MONDAY MORNING. THIS WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING
  SNOW THAT WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES OVER MOUNTAINS PASSES.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW AND ICE PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS...ESPECIALLY OVER HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND WILL DECREASE VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
309 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

COZ058-060-200615-
/O.NEW.KPUB.WS.A.0016.141221T1800Z-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
309 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING.

* LOCATION...THE WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE...EASTERN LAKE COUNTY AND
  THE EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS...ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL MOVE ACROSS
  COLORADO SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING BRINGING PERIODS OF
  MODERATE TO HEAVY WIND DRIVEN SNOW TO THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
  SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND ICY OR SNOW
  COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP.

WINTER STORMS MAY HAVE STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO
HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER
6 INCHES ACROSS THE PLAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS OR OVER 8 INCHES IN
THE MOUNTAINS MAY OCCUR. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE
WATCH AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...LISTEN TO THE LATEST
WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY
ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN OR THROUGH THE WATCH AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

COZ008-200600-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0020.141221T1900Z-141223T0100Z/
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...EAGLE...CARBONDALE
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL
  SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
  VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES. AREAS OF DRIFTING SNOW WILL
  ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

COZ010-200600-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0020.141221T1300Z-141223T0100Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOULD FALL LATE
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* 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 OVER THE MOUNTAIN SUMMITS. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE
  AT TIMES. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE
  TIMBERLINE.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

COZ004-013-200600-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0020.141221T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT AND
  INTENSIFY THROUGH SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOULD FALL SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

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

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

COZ005-200600-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0020.141221T1300Z-141223T0100Z/
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOULD FALL
  LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES POSSIBLE.

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

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
  VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES. AREAS OF DRIFTING SNOW CAN
  ALSO BE EXPECTED.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
227 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HEAVY SNOW SET TO RETURN TO THE SOUTHEAST WYOMING MOUNTAINS
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

.A VERY MOIST PACIFIC AIR MASS WILL COMBINE WITH STRONG WEST
WINDS TO SET THE STAGE FOR A PROLONGED UPSLOPE SNOW EVENT ALONG
THE WEST SLOPES OF THE SIERRA MADRE AND SNOWY RANGES. SNOW WILL
BEGIN TO FALL SATURDAY NIGHT WITH RATES INCREASING SUNDAY THROUGH
MONDAY. SNOWFALL TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 1 TO 2 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE
DURING THIS PERIOD. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY
SNOW WOULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE IN AND AROUND THE
MOUNTAINS.

WYZ112-114-201200-
/O.CON.KCYS.WS.A.0015.141221T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
227 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

* TIMING...LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 1 TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG WEST SLOPES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO BELOW ONE
  HALF MILE IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ALONG HIGHWAY 230 BETWEEN WOODS LANDING AND
  THE STATELINE AND BETWEEN ENCAMPMENT AND THE STATELINE MAY BE
  IMPACTED BY THESE WINTRY CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS
  VENTURING INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL WANT TO USE EXTREME
  CAUTION SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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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