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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1102 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

COZ058-060-061-066-067-031415-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0021.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...INDEPENDENCE PASS...
MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE...GRANITE...NORTH PASS...SOUTH FORK...
CREEDE
1102 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

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

* LOCATION...THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...THE LA GARITA
  MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET AND THE EASTERN SAWATCH RANGE AND
  THE WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE ABOVE 11000 FEET...INCLUDING SOUTH
  FORK...CREEDE...NORTH PASS AND MONARCH PASS.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A MOIST...PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING
  PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO THE CONTINENTAL
  DIVIDE THROUGH TUESDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 3 FEET.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 WITH GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO
  HEAVY...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES AND
  ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINTER STORMS MAY HAVE STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO
HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 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 ALBUQUERQUE NM
1005 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TONIGHT WITH
RESIDUAL IMPACTS ON TUESDAY...

.A VIGOROUS PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE EASTWARD
PROGRESS ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT AND SNOW LEVELS WILL GRADUALLY
LOWER TO AROUND 5500 FEET. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL IMPACT
THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS WITH MODERATE AMOUNTS ACROSS THE REST OF
THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY. THE
INITIAL SNOW WILL BE SLUSHY AND WET SO SOME FREEZING IS EXPECTED
PRIOR TO SUN UP TUESDAY MORNING AND SHOULD MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL IN AREAS.

NMZ510-031300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
1005 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 7 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE
  8000 FEET AND 3 TO 7 INCHES BELOW 8000 FEET.

* TIMING...HEAVIER SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
  LINGERING SNOW DURING THE DAY ON TUESDAY FAVORING THE HIGHER
  MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...LOW ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE LIKELY ALONG WITH REDUCED
  VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW BY THIS EVENING. STRUCTURAL
  INTEGRITY ISSUES MAY ARISE DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF HEAVY SNOW.

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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

COZ003-013-031030-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150304T1600Z/
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-FLATTOPS-
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST
WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...RIO BLANCO...BUFORD...
  TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY THIS EVENING...AND CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT. SNOWFALL WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION BY EARLY WEDNESDAY
  OF 1 TO 2 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THIS
  EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

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
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

COZ018-019-031030-
/O.CON.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150303T1300Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST TUESDAY
ABOVE 10000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE
  CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.
  THUNDERSNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE EVENING. SNOW
  CONTINUES THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 12 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL...
  WITH 2 TO 4 FEET STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL. DRIFTS IN EXCESS OF 6
  FT WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL SHIFTS FROM THE
  SOUTHWEST SLOPES EARLY THIS EVENING TO THE NORTHWEST SLOPES BY
  TUESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH TONIGHT
  WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS FROM MID EVENING UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...ABOVE 10000 FEET TONIGHT...BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
  AT TIMES IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. OTHERWISE REDUCED VISIBILITY
  AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  TONIGHT WITH DIFFICULT TRAVEL THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

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.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

COZ012-031030-
/O.CON.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150303T1300Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST TUESDAY
ABOVE 10000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
TUESDAY...

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

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.
  SNOWFALL WILL THEN CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ANOTHER FOOT OF SNOW BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH THIS
  TONIGHT WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS FROM MID EVENING UNTIL
  MIDNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...ABOVE 10000 FEET TONIGHT...BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
  AT TIMES IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. OTHERWISE REDUCED VISIBILITY
  AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  TONIGHT WITH DIFFICULT TRAVEL THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

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.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

COZ010-017-UTZ028-031030-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...RIDGWAY...
  GLADE PARK.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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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