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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver CO
345 PM MST Wed Dec 11 2019

...A Prolonged period of light to moderate snow and occiasional
strong winds should impact the mountains...

.A Pacific storm system will generate a prolongued period of
snowfall across the north central mountains of Colorado. Snow will
begin late Thursday and may not end until sometime on Sunday.
There will be periods of moderate to even heavy snow throughout
the three day period. The most likely times are on Friday morning
when a 170kt jet crosses the state, and another could be late
Saturday into Sunday when the last piece of the storm system moves
across our area. Blowing snow and near white out conditions are
also possible across teh higher mountain passes Friday morning
when winds may gust over 70 mph. In total, 1-2 feet with isolated
amounts approaching 3 feet are possible during the three day
period. Travel through the mountains will be difficult, especially
during period of moderate to ehavey snow and strong winds. If you
are planning to travel through the mountains Friday through
Sunday, check cotrip.org often for the latest road conditions and
be prepared for extremely difficult travel conditions.

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Rabbit Ears Pass-
Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range-
The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the
Indian Peaks-
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,
and Winter Park
345 PM MST Wed Dec 11 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 12 to
  24 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 70 mph on Friday
  morning.

* WHERE...Rabbit Ears Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park and the
  Medicine Bow Range and The Mountains of Summit County, the
  Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks.

* WHEN...From Thursday afternoon through late Saturday night.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible during
  periods of high winds and moderate snow, especially Friday
  morning and again late Saturday into Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
314 PM MST Wed Dec 11 2019

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Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
314 PM MST Wed Dec 11 2019

...A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
INTO SATURDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow, heavy at times. Snow accumulations of 6 to 12
  inches anticipated with locally higher snow amounts possible.
  In addition, winds could gust as high as 50 mph at times.

* WHERE...Lake county and the eastern Sawatch mountains above
  11000 feet.

* WHEN...From late Thursday afternoon into Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas
  of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
  hazardous conditions could impact commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

&&

$$

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