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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
315 PM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

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GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
315 PM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
  CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES...THROUGH
  TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES...BRINGING
  TOTALS OF UP 10 TO 20 INCHES. LOCAL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 2
  FEET.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SLICK WITH SLUSH OR SNOW OVER MOUNTAIN
  PASSES. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT.

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
443 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

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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-
443 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

MOISTURE WRAPPING AROUND A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER
SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO WILL CONTINUE TO BRING AREAS OF RAIN AND
SNOW TO EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO THROUGH THIS MORNING...
THEN PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE FROM WEST TO EAST THIS
AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL IN THE MOUNTAINS COULD BE LOCALLY HEAVY AT
TIMES THIS MORNING. THE VALLEYS CAN EXPECT MAINLY RAIN...
OCCASIONALLY MIXING WITH SNOW THIS MORNING.

FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE IN THE FOUR CORNERS
REGION TONIGHT...WITH OTHER LOWER VALLEYS EXPECTED TO REMAIN
ABOVE FREEZING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE DECREASING SUNDAY...WITH
SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY OVER THE NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL REMAIN IN THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY...
THEN THE CHANCE OF WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION INCREASES FRIDAY AS
THE NEXT PACIFIC STORM APPROACHES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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CUOCO




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