Weather Service Report


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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
854 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

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Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
854 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
ABOVE 9000 FEET...

Isolated snow showers will continue in the area through midnight,
however significant accumulations have come to an end.

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/O.CON.KGJT.WS.A.0014.170427T0000Z-170428T0600Z/
Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
854 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen, 
  Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford, 
  and Trappers Lake. 

* TIMING...Snow showers increase in coverage and intensity 
  Wednesday night and may continue through Thursday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts 
  possible.

* SNOW LEVEL...Between 8000 and 9000 feet in the evening, 
  dropping to mountain bases by Thursday morning.

* WINDS...West 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* VISIBILITY...May drop below one mile at times in heavy 
  snowfall.

* IMPACTS...High mountain roads and highways may be icy, 
  snowpack and slushy. Gusty winds will cause areas of drifting 
  snow, especially over higher exposed ridges. Travel may be 
  difficult.

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.

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