Weather Service Report


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WWUS45 KGJT 261431
WSWGJT

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
731 AM MST WED NOV 26 2014

COZ004-261900-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0017.000000T0000Z-141126T1900Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...TOPONAS
731 AM MST WED NOV 26 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY...

* TIMING...SNOW THIS MORNING WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF TOWARD
  MIDDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...STORM TOTAL 10 TO 14 INCHES WITH LOCAL
  AMOUNTS AROUND 20 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE CHALLENGING DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY IN 
  HEAVY SNOW...DENSE FOG...AND BLOWING SNOW. INCLEMENT WINTER 
  WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT RABBIT EARS PASS.

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.

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COZ010-013-261900-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0046.000000T0000Z-141126T1900Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VAIL...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
731 AM MST WED NOV 26 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
TODAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTERMITTENTLY THROUGH LATE THIS 
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED 
  THROUGH NOON.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE CHALLENGING DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY IN 
  SNOW...FOG...AND BLOWING SNOW. INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER 
  CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT VAIL PASS ON INTERSTATE 70.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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