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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
854 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

COZ009-012-018-019-271300-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0025.000000T0000Z-150427T1500Z/
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
854 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT MONDAY
ABOVE 9000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...TAYLOR PARK...
  TELLURIDE...SILVERTON...RICO.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE TODAY THEN
  GRADUALLY DECREASE TONIGHT. SNOWFALL WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES. LESSER ACCUMULATIONS BELOW
  9000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST AND
  NORTH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL BE SLUSHY
  OR SNOW COVERED AT TIMES...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS.

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 PUEBLO CO
836 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

COZ072>075-079-080-082-271130-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0024.000000T0000Z-150427T1800Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...LA VETA PASS...PONCHA PASS...BLANCA PEAK...CUCHARA...
STONEWALL...WESTON...SPANISH PEAKS...RYE...GREENHORN MTN...
PIKES PEAK
836 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT MONDAY...

* LOCATION...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAINS.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG SPRING STORM WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT
  THE REGION THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THIS STORM WILL BRING HEAVY
  WET SNOW TO THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW
  WILL OCCUR ON THE EAST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* WIND...NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY SNOW...POOR
  VISIBILITIES AND SLUSHY...SNOW COVERED ROADS. SOME TREE DAMAGE
  AND POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE INTENSE SNOWFALL
  RATES...ESPECIALLY ON NEWLY LEAFED OUT TREES ACROSS THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS.

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 DENVER/BOULDER CO
818 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...AREAS OF HEAVY SNOW IN THE CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS...

.A WET SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE SLOWLY EAST ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ROCKIES TONIGHT...SPREADING RAIN AND SNOW NORTH INTO
COLORADO. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE IN THE WET AND SANGRE DE
CRISTO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN COLORADO. FURTHER NORTH THERE WILL
STILL BE ENOUGH MOISTURE TO PRODUCE PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW ACROSS
PARK COUNTY...AND STEADY SNOW THAT IS NOT AS HEAVY IN AREAS NORTH
OF INTERSTATE 70. STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 18 INCHES IS
EXPECTED...WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OVER AREAS JUST EAST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IN GILPIN...CLEAR CREEK...AND PARK COUNTIES.

THE SNOW LEVEL WILL LOWER A LITTLE OVERNIGHT...FROM AROUND 8000
FEET TO BETWEEN 6 AND 7 THOUSAND FEET. HOWEVER HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS
AND TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIMITED TO AREAS AROUND 8000
FEET. ROAD WARM TEMPERATURES WILL KEEP HIGHWAYS WET EXCEPT DURING
THE PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL.

COZ033-034-037-271100-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-150427T1800Z/
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-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...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...FAIRPLAY...HARTSEL...
LAKE GEORGE...SOUTH PARK
818 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT MONDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES
 ESPECIALLY IN PARK COUNTY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 8 TO 18 INCHES...WITH THE
  HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ON THE EAST SLOPES OF GILPIN...CLEAR
  CREEK...AND PARK COUNTIES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...EAST 10 TO 20 MPH. VISIBILITY WILL DROP
  BELOW A QUARTER MILE IN THE HEAVIER SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS IN THE AREAS OF HEAVY SNOW
  DUE TO SLUSHY ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITIES. THE WET HEAVY SNOW
  MAY WEIGH DOWN TREES AND BREAK BRANCHES.

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. CONSIDER
DELAYING TRAVEL UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

GIMMESTAD

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
748 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION EXPECTED OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS FOR RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA TONIGHT
INTO MONDAY...

.A STRONG AND UNSEASONABLY COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BRING HEAVY
SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO TONIGHT AND
MONDAY. AS THE SYSTEM MOVES INTO EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING...COLD ENOUGH AIR WILL MOVE IN FROM EASTERN COLORADO AND
INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO LATER TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING TO
ALLOW SNOW MAINLY ABOVE 7000 FEET.

NMZ513>515-527-271100-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-150428T0000Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
748 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES AND LOCALLY UP TO 15 INCHES.
  THE GREATER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...RAIN...AND A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO
  SNOW LATER THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...DROPPING TO BETWEEN 6500 AND 7000 FEET BY MONDAY
  MORNING WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW LEVELS FALLING TO NEAR OR JUST
  BELOW 7500 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS ABOVE 7500 FEET INCLUDING RATON AND
  BOBCAT PASSES WILL LIKELY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. THE
  VISIBILITY WILL FALL BELOW A HALF MILE DURING PERIODS 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
748 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION EXPECTED OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS FOR RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA TONIGHT
INTO MONDAY...

.A STRONG AND UNSEASONABLY COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BRING HEAVY
SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO TONIGHT AND
MONDAY. AS THE SYSTEM MOVES INTO EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING...COLD ENOUGH AIR WILL MOVE IN FROM EASTERN COLORADO AND
INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO LATER TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING TO
ALLOW SNOW MAINLY ABOVE 7000 FEET.

NMZ512-271100-
/O.EXA.KABQ.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-150428T0000Z/
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
748 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES.

* TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW EARLY THIS EVENING WILL CHANGE
  TO SNOW TONIGHT.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...IT WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  ELEVATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. THE
  VISIBILITY WILL FALL BELOW A HALF MILE DURING PERIODS 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.

&&

$$

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