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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
954 PM PST THU FEB 26 2015

...A COLD STORM WILL CREATE HEAVY SNOW ABOVE 5000 FEET SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DROPPING SOUTH ALONG THE WEST COAST
WILL CREATE PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS
FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. HEAVY SNOWFALL
COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE THROUGH THE HIGHER
MOUNTAIN PASSES AT TIMES. THE SYSTEM WILL EXIT THE AREA ON
MONDAY.

CAZ055-056-058-271400-
/O.CON.KSGX.WS.A.0001.150301T0000Z-150303T0000Z/
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG BEAR CITY...
BIG BEAR LAKE...LAKE ARROWHEAD...RUNNING SPRINGS...WRIGHTWOOD
954 PM PST THU FEB 26 2015

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

* SNOW LEVELS...INITIALLY AROUND 7000 FEET...FALLING TO 5500 FEET
  SATURDAY...DROPPING TO AROUND 4500 FEET SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOWFALL MORE LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 10 INCHES 5000 TO 6000 FT...6 TO 12
INCHES 6000 TO 7000 FT...10 TO 16 INCHES...LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 18
INCHES ABOVE 7000 FT.

* WINDS...WESTERLY GUSTS OF 50 TO 65 MPH AT TIMES. MAY CAUSE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
AND ROAD CLOSURES POSSIBLE AT TIMES.

* OUTLOOK...WINTRY WEATHER MAY EXTEND INTO TUESDAY. STAY TUNED TO
 LATER FORECASTS TO FINE TUNE THE EXPECTED CONDITIONS AND
AMOUNTS.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
649 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTRY WEATHER TO INTENSIFY THIS EVENING AND INTO EARLY
FRIDAY...

.WINTRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY AND SPREAD INTO MORE OF
NEW MEXICO TONIGHT AND INTO EARLY FRIDAY FROM THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE OVER THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN
ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS. COLD AIR IS ALREADY IN PLACE OVER THE
EASTERN HALF OF NEW MEXICO...AND WILL CONTINUE SEEPING WESTWARD
INTO FRIDAY WHILE ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TRACKS ALONG THE
NEW MEXICO-COLORADO BORDER. ADDITIONAL DISTURBANCES ARE EXPECTED
THIS WEEKEND INTO THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK WITH POTENTIAL FOR
HEFTY SNOW TOTALS IN THE HIGH NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY
CLOSE TO THE COLORADO BORDER.

NMZ510-511-271200-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150228T0000Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0009.150228T0700Z-150301T2300Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
649 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
FRIDAY. A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THROUGH FRIDAY ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6
  INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE BELOW 7500 FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF
  6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR
  CONTINUED HEAVY SNOWFALL THIS WEEKEND WITH SEVERAL MORE INCHES
  OF ACCUMULATION AND UPWARDS OF 2 FEET ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS
  NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER BY LATE SUNDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY TONIGHT BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES.
  SNOWFALL WILL THEN DECREASE IN INTENSITY ON FRIDAY...BUT
  ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM SHOULD BRING ADDITIONAL AND HEAVIER
  ACCUMULATIONS INTO THE WEEKEND.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL TURN COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS TONIGHT...REMAINING THAT WAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
  SNOW LEVELS WILL RAISE TO NEAR 7500 TO 8500 FEET DURING THE
  DAYTIME SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF
  HEAVY SNOW. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES
  AND BUILDINGS BY THIS WEEKEND DUE TO HEAVY WET SNOW
  ACCUMULATION ON ROOFTOPS.

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 LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
315 PM PST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER WITH LOW SNOW LEVELS WILL AFFECT THE MOUNTAINS
THIS WEEKEND INCLUDING THE MAJOR MOUNTAIN PASSES...

.A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE FRIDAY
AND PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY. THIS STORM SYSTEM COULD BRING SNOW TO
ELEVATIONS AS LOW AS 3500 FEET AND MIGHT AFFECT TRAVEL BOTH ON
THE I-5 AND I-14 SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

THIS IS A WATCH PRODUCT WHICH MEANS THAT AT THIS TIME THESE
WINTER CONDITIONS ARE JUST A POSSIBILITY...NOT A CERTAINTY.
PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL INTO OR THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS NEED TO BE
AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER AND SEEK
UPDATES AS IT DEVELOPS. THIS STORM COULD CHANGE IN CHARACTER
BETWEEN NOW AND SATURDAY.

CAZ052>054-271030-
/O.CON.KLOX.WS.A.0001.150301T0000Z-150303T0000Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN MARCOS PASS...
SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA...
LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS...ACTON...MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG
315 PM PST THU FEB 26 2015

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

* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA AND SANTA
  BARBARA COUNTIES.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...LIGHTNING AND POOR
  VISIBILITIES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW COULD FALL ACROSS
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET BY MONDAY MORNING. LESSER
  ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 4000 FEET.

* TIMING...A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP LATER FRIDAY NIGHT.
  THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY.
  SHOWERS WILL BE LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SHOWER
  ACTIVITY SHOULD START TO DIMINISH LATER SUNDAY EVENING INTO
  MONDAY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND LAST INTO SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COULD AFFECT TRAVEL ON THE I-5 AND THE I-14
  LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* VISIBILITIES...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG COULD RESTRICT
  VISIBILITIES TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CHECK THE LATEST ROAD REPORTS BEFORE DEPARTING. KEEP AN EMERGENCY
KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES A FLASHLIGHT...FOOD AND
WATER...EXTRA CLOTHES AND BLANKETS...AND TIRE CHAINS.

&&

$$

MW

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
332 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

UTZ517-518-271300-
/O.NEW.KSLC.WS.A.0002.150228T0200Z-150302T0300Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE...
LOA...PANGUITCH...BRYCE CANYON
332 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF UTAH

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET

* TIMING...DEVELOPING FRIDAY NIGHT...AND CONTINUING HEAVY AT
  TIMES THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

* IMPACTS...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ON AREA
  ROADWAYS INCLUDING THE HIGHER PASSES OF I-70 AND I-15 ACROSS
  CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST UTAH.

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.

&&

$$

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

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