Chaffee County, Colorado
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Winter Storm Warning
COZ058-060-066-068-231245-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170124T1200Z/
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...BONANZA...NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...
WOLF CREEK PASS
942 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATION...EASTERN SAN JUAN AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE
10000 FEET...AND THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO RANGES ABOVE 11000
FEET...INCLUDING WOLF CREEK AND MONARCH PASSES.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF MODERATE
TO HEAVY SNOW THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 18 INCHES ACROSS THE SAWATCH AND
MOSQUITO RANGES...WITH 1 TO 2 FEET FOR THE THE EASTERN SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH
ON MONDAY...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 30 MPH MONDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOWPACKED AND VISIBILITIES POOR IN
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BE
LIKELY OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND AVALANCHE DANGER WILL
INCREASE AGAIN INTO TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
COZ059-061-064-067-231245-
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170124T1200Z/
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...LEADVILLE...ALPINE...GRANITE...ST ELMO...SARGENTS...
SOUTH FORK...CREEDE
942 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATION...CENTRAL LAKE COUNTY...THE SAWATCH RANGE BETWEEN 9000
AND 11000 FEET...SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE...AND THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND EASTERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF MODERATE
TO HEAVY SNOW THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 10 INCHES.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 55
MPH ACROSS THE EXPOSED AREAS...DECREASING TO WEST 15 TO 30 MPH
MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOWPACKED LATE TONIGHT
INTO TUESDAY MORNING...WITH POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW
ACROSS THE EXPOSED AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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