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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
147 PM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019

...SIGNIFICANT EARLY SEASON SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SUNDAY
MORNING OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO AND
SOME NORTHERN VALLEYS...

.An unseasonably cold disturbance will push across northern and
central Colorado late today. This system will bring much colder
air and snowfall to most of the northern and central mountains of
Colorado beginning this evening and continuing through Sunday
morning, with 4 to 8 inches of snow expected over higher
elevations. Snowfall will impact all roads through the northern
and central Colorado mountains, most notably Vail and Rabbit Ears
Passes. Additionally, 2 to 5 inches of snow is possible for the
Upper Yampa River Basin including Steamboat Springs.

COZ010-200600-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0034.191020T0600Z-191020T1800Z/
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Including the cities of Aspen, Vail, and Snowmass
147 PM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON MDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8
  inches in the higher elevations with 1 to 4 inches possible
  elsewhere. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph through Sunday morning.

* WHERE...Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon MDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow
  will significantly reduce visibility. A detailed map of the
  snowfall can be found at: www.weather.gov/gjt/winter.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Anyone planning to travel in the central
  Colorado mountains should be prepared for winter driving
  conditions including snow-packed and icy roads, poor
  visibility in heavy snow showers and very cold temperatures.
  Pack some winter clothing just in case of an accident or
  significant delay.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
556 AM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-201200-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
556 AM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Gusty winds ahead of the next system will produce critical fire
weather conditions across southeast and east-central Utah and
portions of western Colorado this afternoon until 8 PM MDT. As
the cold front pushes southeastward, precipitation will arrive
this evening bringing several inches of snow to the northern and
central Colorado mountains. Strong winds will persist overnight,
causing areas of blowing snow at times in the higher passes.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

As the system pushes east of the Divide, strong northwest winds
will remain overhead and allow snow showers to persist over the
northern and central Colorado mountain ranges through Monday.
Otherwise, very cold and dry air will settle across the remainder
of the forecast area.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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