Montrose County, Colorado
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Winter Weather Advisory
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
1034 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017


* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Silverton, Rico, Lizard Head Pass, Molas
Pass, and Red Mountain Pass.

* TIMING...Snow will continue heavy at times over much of the San
Juan Mountains through 4 am. Snow is expected to decrease toward
sunrise. However it will likely linger over the Uncompahgre
Plateau and Gorge on the northwest side of the San Juan's
through mid morning Sunday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches above 9500 feet with locally
higher amounts. 1 to 4 inches from 8000 to 9500 feet. Snowfall
rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible from heaviest

* SNOW LEVEL...Lowering to near 8000 feet by 3 am and to near
6500 feet at 6 AM Sunday morning.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph
becoming west overnight.

* VISIBILITY...Lowering to less than 1 mile during periods of
blowing snow and heaviest snow showers.

* IMPACTS...High elevation roadways will become slick and
snowpacked, especially US-550 over Molas Pass and Red Mountain
Pass as well as Highway 145 over Lizard Head Pass. In addition,
snow and areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility.


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



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