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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1207 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2015


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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
1207 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING ABOVE 10000 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THIS MORNING HAS EXPIRED...

* LOCATIONS...THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE SHOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES THIS
  AFTERNOON...SNOWFALL WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD LATE THIS
  EVENING. ACCUMULATIONS OF WET SNOW ARE POSSIBLE BEGINNING EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING OVER THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 6 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE
  BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVEL...SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED DOWN TO ABOUT 8000
  FEET...WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 10,000 FEET.

* WINDS...MODERATE SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH AT
  MOUNTAINTOP LEVEL WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH SUNDAY
  NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES...INCLUDING
  RED MOUNTAIN AND LIZARD HEAD PASSES...MAY BE SLUSHY OR SNOW
  COVERED AT TIMES...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND/OR BLOWING SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
1207 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING ABOVE 10000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...THE WEST ELK MOUNTAINS AND THE GRAND MESA.

* TIMING...WHILE SHOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES THIS
  AFTERNOON...SNOWFALL WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD LATE THIS
  EVENING. ACCUMULATIONS OF WET SNOW ARE POSSIBLE BEGINNING EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING OVER THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...FROM 2 TO 6 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE.

* SNOW LEVEL...SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED DOWN TO ABOUT 8500 FEET...
  WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* WINDS...MODERATE SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH AT
  MOUNTAINTOP LEVEL WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH SUNDAY
  NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES...INCLUDING
  MONARCH PASS AND HIGHWAY 65 OVER THE GRAND MESA...MAY BECOME
  SLUSHY AND SNOW COVERED AT TIMES...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS
  DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND/OR BLOWING SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



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