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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
212 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...ANOTHER POWERFUL WEEKEND STORM FOR SOUTHWEST COLORADO...

.AN UPPER LEVEL STORM WILL SETTLE OVER CALIFORNIA ON FRIDAY
PRODUCING A MOIST AND UNSETTLED SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER SOUTHWEST
COLORADO INTO MONDAY. THE SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ARE FAVORED
WITH THIS STORM WITH NEIGHBORING MOUNTAINS EXPECTED TO GET
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AS WELL. THE FIRST PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOWFALL
IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THERE WILL ALSO
BE LULLS IN THE SNOWFALL WITH ONE LULL CURRENTLY TIMED FOR SUNDAY.

COZ021-270515-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0006.150227T1300Z-150303T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WW.Y.0012.150228T0100Z-150303T0300Z/
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-
212 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO 8 PM MST
MONDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO 8 PM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...MANCOS.

* TIMING...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED EACH NIGHT...WITH
  LESSER AMOUNTS BELOW 6000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...MAY SEE RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX IN THE
  AFTERNOONS ESPECIALLY BELOW 6000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
259 PM PST THU FEB 26 2015

...GUSTY WINDS FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT...

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTH TOWARD CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA ON
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN GUSTY WINDS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE MOJAVE DESERT.

CAZ523-271200-
/O.CON.KVEF.WI.Y.0003.150227T2100Z-150228T1000Z/
WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT-
INCLUDING...BARSTOW...DAGGETT...FORT IRWIN
259 PM PST THU FEB 26 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 2 AM PST
SATURDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 2 AM PST
SATURDAY FOR NORTHWEST SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY.

* WINDS: WEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY ON FRIDAY...BE
  STRONGEST IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN DECREASE
  EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS: BARSTOW...DAGGETT...FORT IRWIN...KRAMER JUNCTION...
   TRONA.

* IMPACTS: STRONG CROSSWINDS WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS INCLUDING INTERSTATES 15 AND 40 AS
  WELL AS HIGHWAYS 58 AND 395. AREAS OF BLOWING SAND AND DUST
  ARE POSSIBLE RESULTING IN REDUCED VISIBILITY. ANY LOOSE
  OBJECTS OUTSIDE WILL BE BLOWN AWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT CROSSWINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STRONG
ENOUGH TO MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. IN ADDITION...STRONG WINDS OVER DESERT AREAS COULD RESULT
IN BRIEFLY LOWERED VISIBILITIES TO WELL UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN
BLOWING DUST OR BLOWING SAND. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$


Winter Storm Watch


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
332 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

UTZ517-518-271300-
/O.NEW.KSLC.WS.A.0002.150228T0200Z-150302T0300Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE...
LOA...PANGUITCH...BRYCE CANYON
332 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF UTAH

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET

* TIMING...DEVELOPING FRIDAY NIGHT...AND CONTINUING HEAVY AT
  TIMES THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

* IMPACTS...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ON AREA
  ROADWAYS INCLUDING THE HIGHER PASSES OF I-70 AND I-15 ACROSS
  CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST UTAH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
149 PM PST THU FEB 26 2015

...A COLD STORM WILL CREATE HEAVY SNOW ABOVE 5000 FEET SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DROPPING SOUTH ALONG THE WEST COAST
WILL CREATE PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM
SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. HEAVY SNOWFALL COULD
MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE THROUGH THE HIGHER
MOUNTAIN PASSES AT TIMES. THE SYSTEM WILL EXIT THE AREA ON MONDAY.

CAZ055-056-058-270600-
/O.CON.KSGX.WS.A.0001.150301T0000Z-150303T0000Z/
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG BEAR CITY...
BIG BEAR LAKE...LAKE ARROWHEAD...RUNNING SPRINGS...WRIGHTWOOD
149 PM PST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* SNOW LEVELS...INITIALLY AROUND 5000 FEET...DROPPING TO AROUND
  4500 FEET SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOWFALL MORE LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
  SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 10 INCHES 5000 TO 6000 FT...6 TO 12
  INCHES 6000 TO 7000 FT...10 TO 16 INCHES...LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 18
  INCHES ABOVE 7000 FT.

* WINDS...WESTERLY GUSTS OF 50 TO 65 MPH AT TIMES. MAY CAUSE
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
  AND ROAD CLOSURES POSSIBLE AT TIMES.

* OUTLOOK...WINTRY WEATHER MAY EXTEND INTO TUESDAY. STAY TUNED TO
  LATER FORECASTS TO FINE TUNE THE EXPECTED CONDITIONS AND
  AMOUNTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

JJT


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
358 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

AZZ004>018-037>040-270745-
KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-
OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
358 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...
NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

FAIR WEATHER IS FORECAST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A FEW LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN
ARIZONA THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL OF NORTHERN ARIZONA
WITH S START TIME RANGING FROM SATURDAY MORNING NORTHWEST COCONINO
AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE REST OF NORTHERN ARIZONA. FOR MORE
DETAILS SEE THE WINTER STORM WATCH PRODUCT ON OUR INTERNET PAGE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF.

FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY...A TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO
THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES...BRINGING RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION
SNOW TO NORTHERN ARIZONA. SNOW LEVELS DURING THIS TIME ARE
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 5000-6000 FEET OVER THE KAIBAB
PLATEAU...6500-7500 FEET AROUND FLAGSTAFF...TO 7000-8000 FEET FOR
THE EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM AND WHITE MOUNTAINS. LOWER ELEVATION
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1-4 INCHES POSSIBLE WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS
OVER THE MOGOLLON RIM...WHITE MOUNTAINS AND GILA COUNTY. SNOWFALL
OF 6-18 INCHES POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. SIGNIFICANT
RISES COULD ALSO OCCUR ALONG STREAMS AND RIVERS...ESPECIALLY SOUTH
OF THE MOGOLLON RIM.

THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE SNOW LEVELS LATE SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY WITH SNOW LEVELS POSSIBLY COMING BACK UP TO 7500FT FROM
PRESCOTT TO THE FOUR CORNERS AREA SOUTHWARD. FLUCTUATING SNOW
LEVELS MAY REDUCE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...A COLDER SYSTEM COULD AFFECT THE
REGION...BRINGING ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION. SNOW
LEVELS COULD BE AS LOW AS 4-5 THOUSAND FEET. ADDITIONAL HEAVY
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL FOR LOWER ELEVATION AREAS.

THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A LONG DURATION RAIN AND SNOW EVENT
FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA...WITH MAJOR TRAVEL IMPACTS. RESIDENTS AND
VISITORS ARE URGED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LATEST
FORECASTS...AND BE PREPARED FOR SIGNIFICANT RAIN AND SNOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
602 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-271300-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
602 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVING SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA
WILL PRODUCE PRECIPITATION ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
UTAH THROUGH THIS EVENING. ACCUMULATING SNOWS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW AT THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT MUCH OF THE OUTLOOK
BEGINNING LATE FRIDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THIS
STORM WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION ACROSS MAINLY
SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL UTAH THROUGH THE WEEKEND. SEVERAL INCHES OF
NEW SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS...
WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME OF THIS HEAVY SNOW REACHING INTO THE
NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS LATE IN THE WEEKEND. THE HIGHER SOUTHERN AND
EASTERN VALLEYS WILL LIKELY RECEIVE ACCUMULATING SNOWS FROM THIS
STORM. GENERALLY LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL EXIST ACROSS THE
NORTHERN PORTION OF THE OUTLOOK AREA SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT MOVING
WEST OUT OF WYOMING WILL BRING COLDER AIR AND THE POTENTIAL FOR
EASTERLY CANYONS TO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WASATCH FRONT LATE
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

ANOTHER STORM WILL FOLLOW QUICKLY ON THE HEELS OF THE WEEKEND
SYSTEM FOR LATE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS NEXT STORM COULD
BRING SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION TO THE ENTIRE OUTLOOK AREA...ALONG
WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO START OFF THE MONTH OF MARCH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL ROAD TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
531 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-271245-
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-
531 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON
WILL BECOME MORE NUMEROUS TONIGHT AND IMPACT TRAVEL OVER THE HIGH
MOUNTAIN PASSES. ONE TO 3 INCHES OF MOUNTAIN SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM
THESE SNOW SHOWERS COME FRIDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT STORM IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND FOUR CORNERS REGION FROM LATE FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY
NEXT WEEK. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS FOR THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS OF
1 TO 4 FEET ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR AMOUNTS OF A FOOT
OR MORE IN THE FOOTHILL AREAS TO THE SOUTH. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL
IS ALSO POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS AND THE LA
SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHEAST UTAH AND ADJACENT VALLEYS.
STAY UPDATED ON THIS POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM BY
VISITING WEATHER.GOV/GJT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

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