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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
750 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

COZ009-012-011100-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150303T0300Z/
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
750 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST MONDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...CRESTED BUTTE...
  MARBLE.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY
  EVENING... THOUGH THERE WILL ALSO BE LULLS IN THE ACTIVITY.
  THE BEST PERIODS FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL LOOK LIKE TONIGHT
  AND THEN LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY...LESSER
  AMOUNTS ON NORTH FACING SLOPES.

* SNOW LEVEL...THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR ABOVE 7000
  FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE IMPAIRED INTO TUESDAY... ESPECIALLY
  OVER THE GRAND MESA AND THE DALLAS DIVIDE.

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
550 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-011300-
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-
550 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK NORTHWARD TODAY BRINGING SNOW
TO THE MOUNTAINS AND A RAIN SNOW MIX TO THE VALLEYS. MANY
WINTER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS STORM. SNOW WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT THOUGH THERE WILL BE LULLS FROM
TIME TO TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH SEVERAL FEET OF
SNOW POSSIBLE FOR THE SAN JUANS AND CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS. SOUTHERN VALLEYS WILL ALSO LIKELY SEE HEAVY SNOWFALL. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TUESDAY BRINGING MUCH COLDER
TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION BEFORE WARMING UP TOWARDS THE END OF
THE WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION.

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