Montrose County, Colorado
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Winter Storm Watch
COZ004-009-010-012-013-260530-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0014.170427T0000Z-170428T0600Z/
Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
330 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in GRAND JUNCTION has issued a
Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday evening
through Thursday evening.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen,
Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford,
and Trappers Lake.

* TIMING...Snow showers increase in coverage and intensity
Wednesday night and may continue through Thursday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts
possible.

* SNOW LEVEL...Between 8000 and 9000 feet in the evening, dropping
to mountain bases by Thursday morning.

* WINDS...West 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* VISIBILITY...May drop below one mile at times in heavy snowfall.

* IMPACTS...High mountain roads and highways may be icy, snowpack
and slushy. Gusty winds will cause areas of drifting snow,
especially over higher exposed ridges. Travel may be difficult.

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.

&&

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Winter Weather Advisory
COZ018-019-260300-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0024.000000T0000Z-170426T0300Z/
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
330 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING ABOVE 9000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Telluride, Silverton, and Rico.

* TIMING...Occasional snow showers will continue through this
evening. The snow showers may be heavy at times.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches above 9000 feet with 2 to 4
inches below 9000 feet.

* WINDS...Northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* IMPACTS...Visibility will be reduced in moderate to heavy snow
and higher elevation roadways may be snowpacked or slushy
making travel difficult.

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.

&&

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