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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
308 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

COZ068-020615-
/O.EXT.KPUB.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS
308 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* 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...3 TO 4 FEET WITH SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING.
  VERY INTENSE SNOWFALL RATES WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH TONIGHT...THEN 30 TO 40
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH AT TIMES MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.
  WINDS WILL DECREASE SOMEWHAT LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY HAZARDOUS...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE...DUE
  TO HEAVY...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES
  AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS. ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
  AVALANCHE DANGER WILL BE EXTREME. PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION IF
  TRAVELING OVER WOLF CREEK PASS OR CUMBRES PASS.

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.

LIFE THREATENING WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.
SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH AND
VISIBILITY REDUCED TO BELOW 1/4 MILE BY FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW
ARE EXPECTED.

AVOID TRAVELING 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. IN SIMILAR CONDITIONS DURING
PAST BLIZZARDS...PEOPLE HAVE DIED OF EXPOSURE WHILE TRYING TO
WALK TO SHELTER. 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 FAIRBANKS AK
1215 PM AKST SUN MAR 1 2015

AKZ204-020900-
/O.CON.PAFG.BZ.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150302T0900Z/
EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
INCLUDING...KAKTOVIK...FLAXMAN ISLAND
1215 PM AKST SUN MAR 1 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT AKST
TONIGHT...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT AKST TONIGHT.

* BLOWING SNOW AND SNOW...REDUCING VISIBILITY TO ZERO AT TIMES.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL DIMINISH RAPIDLY LATE THIS EVENING AND
  CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE.

* IMPACTS...VISIBILITY WILL BE VERY POOR AND SNOW WILL
  ACCUMULATE INTO DRIFTS. WHITEOUT CONDITIONS SHOULD BE
  EXPECTED. TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE EXTREMELY
  DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS IN
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND VERY POOR VISIBILITIES ARE
OCCURRING OR EXPECTED.

&&

$$

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