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Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
423 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...ANOTHER LATE SEASON STORM TO AFFECT EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.A STRENGTHENING STORM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE GREAT BASIN INTO THE
CENTRAL ROCKIES...BRINGING SNOWFALL TO THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS AND
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL ELSEWHERE. THIS STORM WILL NOT PACK MUCH COLD
AIR AND THAT LENDS UNCERTAINTY ABOUT HOW MUCH SNOW WILL BE ABLE TO
ACCUMULATE...EVEN AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 10,000 FEET. THUS...A
WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING FOR THE GRAND MESA...WEST ELK MOUNTAINS...AND WESTERN SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10,000 FEET.

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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
423 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 10000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...WEST ELK MOUNTAINS
  AND THE GRAND MESA.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL SHOULD START AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WITH
  ACCUMULATIONS OF WET SNOW 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 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 MONARCH PASSES...WITH BECOME SLUSHY...BRINGING THE
  POTENTIAL OF 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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CUOCO


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