Friday, November 14, 2014

WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect through Sunday for San Juan Mtns. 8-18" more snow expected

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WSWGJT

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1224 PM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

.PRECIPITATION IS BEGINNING TO INCREASE OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION AS WELL AS A BAND OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS I-70 FROM DEBEQUE AND EAST. WEATHER RADAR INDICATES THE NEXT BATCH OF HEAVIER PRECIPITATION TRACKING EAST ACROSS CENTRAL UTAH. SNOW AND RAIN WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY AS IT REACHES THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO THIS EVENING.


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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...
SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS
1224 PM MST FRI NOV 14 2014

..WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS ARE BEGINNING TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
MODERATE SNOW WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH RATES IN EXCESS OF
INCH PER HOUR. EXPECT PERIODS OF SNOW TO CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY
MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL 8 TO 14 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 18 INCHES.

* WINDS...ABOVE 9500 FEET...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45
MPH.

* IMPACTS...ALL MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL HAVE ICY AND SNOWPACKED
CONDITIONS. THE COMBINATIONS OF SNOW...FOG...AND DRIFTING AND
BLOWING SNOW OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL MAKE TRAVEL CHALLENGING
DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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