CHAFFEE County, Colorado
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Winter Storm Warning
COZ058-060-211115-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0015.141221T1800Z-141223T0600Z/
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...INDEPENDENCE PASS...
MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE
640 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO
11 PM MST MONDAY...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAWATCH AND WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGES
ABOVE 11000 FEET...INCLUDING FREMONT...TENNESSEE AND MONARCH
PASSES.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING
PERIODS OF HEAVY...WIND DRIVEN SNOW TO THE REGION SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE NORTH OF COTTONWOOD PASS.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 40 MPH PRODUCING BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE AT
TIMES...DUE TO HEAVY BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...POOR
VISIBILITIES...AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED DUE TO HEAVY
BLOWING SNOW.

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL
KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN
YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE
IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
COZ059-061-211115-
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0036.141221T1800Z-141223T0600Z/
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...LEADVILLE...GRANITE
640 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO
11 PM MST MONDAY...

* LOCATION...THE LOWER SLOPES OF LAKE AND WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTIES
FROM 11000 DOWN TO 9000 FEET...INCLUDING LEADVILLE AND GRANITE.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING PERIODS
OF HEAVY...WIND DRIVEN SNOW TO THE REGION SUNDAY INTO MONDAY
EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 12 INCHES.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH PRODUCING AREAS OF BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES...AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE ADVISORY AREA DURING THE
TIME OF THE ADVISORY...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE.

&&

$$
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