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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
319 AM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

COZ004-009-010-012-013-211830-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0019.141122T2200Z-141124T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0016.141122T2200Z-141125T0100Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...
CRESTED BUTTE...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
319 AM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM MST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH FRONTAL PASSAGE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME CHALLENGING DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY
  FROM SNOW...FOG...AND BLOWING SNOW. THIS INCLUDES MCCLURE...VAIL
  AND RABBIT EARS PASSES...HIGHWAY 65 OVER THE GRAND MESA AND
  HIGHWAY 50 OVER MONARCH 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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
400 AM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-221100-
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-FLATTOPS-
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-
400 AM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS
THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD LATE SATURDAY...AND WILL
LAST THROUGH MONDAY AS A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES PASS OVER THE
REGION. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOWFALL...STRONG WEST WINDS WILL
PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...AND TRAVEL
OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL BE AFFECTED. HIGHER AND NORTHERN
VALLEYS WILL ALSO RECEIVE ACCUMULATING SNOW. THE CHANCE FOR SNOW
WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN DIVIDE MOUNTAINS ON TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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