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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
101 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET......

.A MOIST PACIFIC FLOW WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS TO THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF UTAH THROUGH MONDAY.

UTZ517-211115-
/O.EXA.KSLC.WS.W.0009.141221T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE
101 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 7000 FEET FOR THE WASATCH PLATEAU
*...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MST MONDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH PLATEAU

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF 8-16 INCHES... PRIMARILY
  ABOVE ABOUT 8500 FEET.

* TIMING.... RAIN AND SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...THEN
  GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND AREAL COVERAGE LATE MONDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STORM WILL
  BE NEAR 6000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO NEAR 7500 TO 8000
  FEET SUNDAY MORNING AND REMAIN HIGH SUNDAY NIGHT THEN LOWER
  AGAIN BELOW 6000 FEET ON MONDAY.

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG RIDGELINES
  AND ACROSS EXPOSED AREAS BY SUNDAY MORNING. 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. TRAVEL ON
  ROADS ABOVE 8000 FEET WILL BE IMPACTED.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
101 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET......

.A MOIST PACIFIC FLOW WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS TO THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF UTAH THROUGH MONDAY.

UTZ007>010-211115-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0009.141221T0700Z-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
101 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 PM MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES...
  PRIMARILY ABOVE ABOUT 7500 FEET. LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS ARE
  POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 FEET ACROSS THE WASATCH RANGE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS
  TONIGHT...THEN SPREAD SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF
  THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS BY EARLY SUNDAY. RAIN AND SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...THEN
  GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND AREAL COVERAGE MONDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STORM WILL
  BE NEAR 6000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO NEAR 7500 TO 8000
  FEET SUNDAY MORNING AND REMAIN HIGH SUNDAY NIGHT THEN LOWER
  AGAIN BELOW 6000 FEET ON MONDAY.

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG RIDGELINES
  AND ACROSS EXPOSED AREAS BY SUNDAY MORNING. 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. TRAVEL
  ACROSS THE SUMMITS ALONG MAJOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NORTHERN
  MOUNTAINS WILL BE INITIALLY IMPACTED TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY
  THEN SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE ABOVE MOST OF THESE PASSES SUNDAY
  MORNING REDUCING OR ENDING THE IMPACT.

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 PUEBLO CO
1130 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

COZ058-060-210300-
/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
1130 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO
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 TO THE REGION SUNDAY AND
  MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...SNOWFALL OF 1 TO 2 FEET CAN BE EXPECTED
  THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS ON WEST
  FACING SLOPES NORTH OF COTTONWOOD PASS.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 50 MPH PRODUCING
  AREAS POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED DUE TO HEAVY
SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW.

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 POCATELLO ID
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

.ABUNDANT PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST IDAHO TODAY
AND HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED AT HIGH ELEVATIONS IN THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN HIGHLANDS. HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE 7000 FEET AS THIS WILL BE A WARM SYSTEM.
2 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED AT 5 TO 6 THOUSAND FEET WITH OVER
6 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 6 THOUSAND FEET AND OVER A FOOT MAY FALL
ABOVE 7000 FEET. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SOUTHEAST IDAHO
MOUNTAINS SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT CAN EXPECT
DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES.

IDZ018-211100-
/O.CON.KPIH.WS.W.0010.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...STANLEY...CLAYTON...COPPER BASIN...
BANNER CREEK SUMMIT
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...5 PM TODAY THROUGH 5 AM MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW WITH OVER A FOOT
  POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...STANLEY...CLAYTON...BANNER CREEK SUMMIT

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND LOW
  VISIBILITIES ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

.ABUNDANT PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST IDAHO TODAY
AND HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED AT HIGH ELEVATIONS IN THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN HIGHLANDS. HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE 7000 FEET AS THIS WILL BE A WARM SYSTEM.
2 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED AT 5 TO 6 THOUSAND FEET WITH OVER
6 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 6 THOUSAND FEET AND OVER A FOOT MAY FALL
ABOVE 7000 FEET. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SOUTHEAST IDAHO
MOUNTAINS SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT CAN EXPECT
DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES.

IDZ031-032-211100-
/O.CON.KPIH.WS.W.0010.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
BIG AND LITTLE WOOD RIVER REGION-LOST RIVER/PAHSIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...SUN VALLEY...GALENA SUMMIT...
SMILEY CREEK LODGE...ARCO...WILLOW CREEK SUMMIT
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST MONDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST
MONDAY.

* TIMING...5 PM TODAY THROUGH 5 AM MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH
  AROUND A FOOT POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...GALENA SUMMIT...SMILEY CREEK LODGE...
  WILLOWCREEK SUMMIT.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
  VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/POCATELLO

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

.ABUNDANT PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST IDAHO TODAY
AND HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED AT HIGH ELEVATIONS IN THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN HIGHLANDS. HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE 7000 FEET AS THIS WILL BE A WARM SYSTEM.
2 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED AT 5 TO 6 THOUSAND FEET WITH OVER
6 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 6 THOUSAND FEET AND OVER A FOOT MAY FALL
ABOVE 7000 FEET. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SOUTHEAST IDAHO
MOUNTAINS SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT CAN EXPECT
DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES.

IDZ019-023-025-211100-
/O.UPG.KPIH.WS.A.0009.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
/O.EXA.KPIH.WS.W.0010.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM MST MONDAY ABOVE 7500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN POCATELLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING ABOVE 7500 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST
MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...5 PM TODAY THROUGH 5 AM MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH AROUND
  A FOOT POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...DRIGGS...ISLAND PARK...MONIDA PASS...
  ASHTON HILL...TARGHEE PASS...PINE CREEK PASS...FISH CREEK
  SUMMIT... GEORGETOWN SUMMIT.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
  VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1012 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT....

.A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT PARTS OF COLORADO BRINGING SNOW AND
WIND TO MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO. COLD
TEMPERATURES...INCREASED MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL AID IN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF SNOW. HIGH WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH SNOW TO REDUCE
VISIBILITIES OVER HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES. TRAVELERS WILL NEED TO
USE CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERING TRAVEL PLANS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY.

COZ031-033-034-210300-
/O.UPG.KBOU.WS.A.0013.141221T1900Z-141223T0700Z/
/O.NEW.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
1012 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
NOON SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 24 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVIER
  AMOUNTS ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...MOUNTAIN TOP WIND GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH WILL BE
  POSSIBLE SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THIS WILL CAUSE
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND
  MOUNTAINS PASSES MAY FALL TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY
  SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS...SLOW
  TRAVEL...SNOW PACKED ROADS...AND POOR VISIBILITY IN SPOTS. CHAIN
  LAWS WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR SEMI-TRAILERS AND BUSES TO
  TRAVEL OVER HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES. HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES COULD
  BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
400 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

MTZ067-211100-
/O.UPG.KBYZ.WS.A.0010.141221T0100Z-141222T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KBYZ.WS.W.0015.141221T0100Z-141222T1900Z/
ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...COOKE CITY
400 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY
  SNOWFALL WILL IMPACT THE WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES OF THE
  BEARTOOTH AND ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.
  THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED DURING THE DAY SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...RECREATION IN THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL BE IMPACTED BY
  ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL AND GUSTY WINDS. AVALANCHE DANGER MAY
  ALSO INCREASE DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...GUSTS TO 50 MPH ON THE EXPOSED SLOPES AND RIDGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.  THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

COZ004-013-202230-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0020.141221T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T0700Z-141223T0700Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT. THE
WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS TONIGHT AND WILL INTENSIFY THROUGH
  SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

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

* 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
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

COZ005-202230-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0020.141221T1300Z-141223T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T1300Z-141223T0100Z/
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM MST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* 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
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

COZ010-202230-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0020.141221T1300Z-141223T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T1300Z-141223T0700Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT
MST MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT. THE
WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUES THROUGH
  MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL LATE SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  ALONG 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...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
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

COZ012-202230-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T1300Z-141223T0700Z/
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRESTED BUTTE...MARBLE
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT
MST MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS SUNDAY MORNING AND CONTINUES THROUGH
  MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL SUNDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 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 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
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

COZ009-202230-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T1900Z-141223T0100Z/
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...SKYWAY
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 6 PM MST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 6 PM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS EARLY SUNDAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL
  SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING WITH THE GREATEST
  ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY EAST OF HIGHWAY 65.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES.

* 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...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 CHEYENNE WY
225 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL AFFECT THE
SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAINS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

.VERY MOIST PACIFIC AIR COMBINED WITH STRONG WEST WINDS WILL SET THE
STAGE FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HEAVY UPSLOPE SNOW FOR THE SIERRA MADRE
AND SNOWY RANGES. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL SATURDAY NIGHT WITH SNOWFALL
RATES INCREASING SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF ONE TO
TWO FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS PERIOD. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
WINDS AND HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH
AND AROUND THE MOUNTAINS.

WYZ112-114-202300-
/O.UPG.KCYS.WS.A.0015.141221T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KCYS.WS.W.0016.141221T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
225 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT TO 6 PM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT AND BECOME HEAVY SUNDAY
  THROUGH MONDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO TWO FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SUSTAINED WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 30 TO
  40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO A
  QUARTER 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 THE WINTRY CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS PLANNING
  TO VENTURE OUT INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL WANT TO EXERCISE EXTREME
  CAUTION SUNDAY 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.

&&

$$

JAMSKI

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