Thursday, February 27, 2014

SNOW! Winter Weather Advisory until Friday afternoon then Winter Storm Watch through Sunday for #LaPlataCo mountains

Southern San Juans expected to see significant snowfall through weekend. Durango might even see a bit falling although rain is expected as well.

 

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WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...

OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...

MONTICELLO AND VICINITY

230 PM MST THU FEB 27 2014

 

..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST FRIDAY ABOVE 9000 FEET...

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

 

THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 9000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST FRIDAY.

 

* TIMING: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY

  MORNING. A WINTER WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY

  EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

 

* ELEVATION: FOR THE ADVISORY...ABOVE 9000 FEET. FOR THE

  WATCH...STARTING ABOVE 8000 FEET BEFORE DROPPING TO MOUNTAIN

  BASES.

 

* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 4 TO 9 INCHES IN THE ADVISORY. FOR THE

  WATCH...12 TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN

  EXCESS OF 2 FEET ON FAVORED SOUTH AND WEST FACING SLOPES.

 

* WINDS: FOR WATCH AND THE ADVISORY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS

  GUSTING OVER 40 MPH AT TIMES.

 

* VISIBILITY: RESTRICTED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW

  AND BLOWING SNOW.

 

* IMPACTS: MOUNTAIN TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES WITH ICY

  SNOW PACKED ROADS AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

 

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.

 

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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