Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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


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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
750 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY ABOVE
9000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING ABOVE 10000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 9000 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9000
  FEET...INCLUDING THE CITY OF SILVERTON.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE THIS MORNING. A
  BREAK IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON WITH SNOW MELTING ON THE
  ROADWAYS. THEN...SNOW WILL DEVELOP AGAIN LATE THIS EVENING WITH
  ACCUMULATIONS OF WET SNOW BEGINNING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING OVER
  THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...FROM 2 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET THIS
  MORNING. THEN ANOTHER 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. SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 9000 FEET THIS MORNING. TONIGHT THROUGH
  MONDAY MORNING...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE
  ABOVE 10000 FT.

* WINDS...LIGHT WINDS THIS MORNING. THEN SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
  INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH AT MOUNTAINTOP LEVEL TONIGHT AND 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.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
750 AM 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...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 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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