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

COZ004-013-220545-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
234 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
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ005-220545-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
234 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
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ007-008-220545-
/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
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING WITH BREAKS
  EVERY NOW AND AGAIN. 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
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ010-012-220545-
/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
234 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 OVER THE
  HIGHEST TERRAIN.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ESPECIALLY OVER 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
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ009-220545-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...SKYWAY
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY. THE FOCUS FOR THE GREATEST SNOW ACCUMULATION
  WILL GENERALLY BE EAST OF HIGHWAY 65.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH OVER THE
  HIGHEST TERRAIN.

* 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 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
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ018-220545-
/O.EXT.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T2134Z-141223T0700Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW 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 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
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ002-220545-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL 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
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ014-220545-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUNNISON...CIMARRON
234 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

* 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 DENVER/BOULDER CO
914 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO
MOUNTAINS...

.SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
MONDAY. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AS OF LATE SUNDAY EVENING IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY RANGED FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES IN MOST AREAS...WITH OVER A
FOOT OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM RABBIT EARS PASS AREA NORTHWARD
TO THE WYOMING BORDER...AND AROUND A FOOT NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN AND
BRECKENRIDGE. THE WORST STORM CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR IN THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...AND THEN SNOW
INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE. HOWEVER...STRONG WINDS AND
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE POOR
VISIBILITIES AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

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

COZ031-033-034-221300-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0013.000000T0000Z-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
914 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF IN INTENSITY
  OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...SNOW WILL CONTINUE MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
  WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS. 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 CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
  LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE INTO THE EARLY
  MORNING HOURS MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY WILL BE DANGEROUS.
  ROADS WILL BE 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.

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
914 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO
MOUNTAINS...

.SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
MONDAY. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AS OF LATE SUNDAY EVENING IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY RANGED FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES IN MOST AREAS...WITH OVER A
FOOT OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM RABBIT EARS PASS AREA NORTHWARD
TO THE WYOMING BORDER...AND AROUND A FOOT NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN AND
BRECKENRIDGE. THE WORST STORM CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR IN THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...AND THEN SNOW
INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE. HOWEVER...STRONG WINDS AND
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE POOR
VISIBILITIES AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

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

COZ032-221300-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0013.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DILLON...FRASER...GRANBY...GRAND LAKE...
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS...KREMMLING
914 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES INTO THE EARLY MORNING
  HOURS MONDAY...THEN GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY.
  HOWEVER...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL AND ACCUMULATE INTO MONDAY
  EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
  GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN OPEN AREAS. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL
  BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE
  THROUGH MONDAY. ROADS WILL BE ICY AND SNOW PACKED ROADS WITH
  DRIFTING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED
  DURING THE HEIGHT OF THIS STORM TONIGHT.

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 CHEYENNE WY
912 PM 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
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 TONIGHT. 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.

WYZ112-114-221215-
/O.CON.KCYS.WS.W.0016.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
912 PM 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 OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 55 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
912 PM 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
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 TONIGHT. 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.

WYZ110-111-221215-
/O.CON.KCYS.WS.W.0016.000000T0000Z-141222T1800Z/
NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARLINGTON...ELK MOUNTAIN...BAGGS...
DIXON
912 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

* TIMING...HIGH WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. LIGHT
  SNOW WILL DEVELOP...CAUSING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL THROUGH THE NIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WEST-TO-SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  65 MPH. NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ALONG INTERSTATE 80 IN THE ARLINGTON AREA
  BETWEEN LARAMIE AND RAWLINS WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS. NEAR
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY WITH POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
  DRIFTING OVER THE ROADWAY. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW
  COVERED AS WELL. STRONG CROSSWINDS WILL BE VERY DANGEROUS TO
  LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5 1 1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
830 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ058-060-221200-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0015.000000T0000Z-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
830 PM 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 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
830 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ059-221200-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0015.000000T0000Z-141223T0600Z/
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...LEADVILLE
830 PM 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...BLOWING SNOW THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...9 TO 15 INCHES.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH PRODUCING AREAS OF BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITIES.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS 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 SALT LAKE CITY UT
420 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

UTZ517-220700-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE
420 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE CENTRAL UTAH MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 8-14 INCHES...PRIMARILY
  ABOVE ABOUT 8500 FEET.

* TIMING....RAIN AND SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE INTO
  MONDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS NEAR 7500 TO 8000 FEET THIS EVENING
  WILL GRADUALLY LOWER OVERNIGHT TO NEAR 6000 FEET ON MONDAY.

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ALONG RIDGELINES AND ACROSS
  EXPOSED AREAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING.
  WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH ARE
  EXPECTED. GUSTS OVER 75 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER
  RIDGES.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS THROUGHOUT THIS STORM. THE
  GREATEST TRAVEL IMPACT WILL BE ON ROADS ABOVE ABOUT 8000 FEET
  THIS EVENING AND ROADS ABOVE ABOUT 6500 FEET ON MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS A MIXTURE OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY BE
HAZARDOUS. USE CAUTION. BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN RESTRICTIONS IN
VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING SNOW. KEEP A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT
IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

FOR WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS FROM THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION...VISIT
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX OR DIAL
511.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
420 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

UTZ007>010-220700-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON...
MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY...SCOFIELD
420 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAIN RANGES
  AND THE WASATCH PLATEAU.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES...
  PRIMARILY ABOVE ABOUT 7500 FEET. LOCAL AMOUNTS OF OVER TWO FEET
  ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 FEET ACROSS THE WASATCH RANGE.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
  MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH THROUGH THE NIGHT. THE SNOW WILL
  GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND AREAL COVERAGE ON MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS NEAR 7000 TO 7500 FEET THIS EVENING
  WILL BEGIN LOWERING AFTER MIDNIGHT...EVENTUALLY DROPPING BELOW
  6000 FEET ON MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ALONG RIDGELINES AND ACROSS
  EXPOSED AREAS WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. WINDS OF 25 TO
  40 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED. GUSTS OVER
  100 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER RIDGES ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS THROUGHOUT THIS STORM. TRAVEL
  ACROSS THE SUMMITS ALONG MAJOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NORTHERN
  MOUNTAINS WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS A MIXTURE OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY BE
HAZARDOUS. USE CAUTION. BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN RESTRICTIONS IN
VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING SNOW. KEEP A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT
IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

FOR WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS FROM THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION...VISIT
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX OR DIAL
511.

&&

$$

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