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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
323 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

COZ018-019-031830-
/O.CAN.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150303T1300Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
323 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS CANCELLED THE
BLIZZARD WARNING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE
  CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING BECOMES HEAVY THIS AFTERNOON
  AND OVERNIGHT. SNOW CONTINUES THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL SNOW 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH UP TO A
  FOOT POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL SHIFTS TO NORTHWEST FACING
  SLOPES TONIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH TODAY.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE DIFFICULT THROUGH EARLY
  WEDNESDAY.

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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Avalanche Warning

COZ012-017>019-066-068-031730-

...AVALANCHE WARNING EXTENDED FOR THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN AND NORTHERN
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, THE RUBY RANGE, AND THE WEST ELK MOUNTAINS...

ANOTHER FOOT OF SNOW ALONG WITH STRONG WIND IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.
THIS WILL KEEP THE AVALANCHE DANGER ELEVATED THROUGH TOMORROW
MORNING. NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES REMAIN LIKELY ON ALL
STEEP SLOPES.

BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL INTO OR BELOW AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT
RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME.

DAVIS

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
435 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-031145-
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-
435 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS...WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW AT
LOWER ELEVATIONS...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY AND TONIGHT. HEAVY
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED IN ALL THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN UTAH AND
WESTERN COLORADO...AS WELL AS THE COLORADO NORTHWEST PLATEAU.
STRONG WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THE PRECIPITATION IN MOST AREAS...AND
THESE WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
WHEN A COLD FRONT PASSES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

AREAS OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH
A TOTAL OF 2 TO 4 FEET OF SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE SAN JUANS...AND 1
TO 2 FEET OF SNOW IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

EXPECT MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY.

THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE OF
SNOW SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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CJC




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