Rio Blanco County, CO
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Avalanche Watch
COZ004-010-012-013-031-220800-

AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1257 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.

...AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE PARK RANGE...FLAT TOP MOUNTAINS...ELK
MOUNTAINS...WEST ELK MOUNTAINS... AND RUBY RANGE...

THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE
WATCH FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF THE STEAMBOAT...ASPEN...AND GUNNISON
AREAS. A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE AREA STARTING SATURDAY
NIGHT. AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY AS SNOW ACCUMULATES AND
DRIFTS. BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE CONDITIONS COULD BECOME VERY DANGEROUS
ON SUNDAY. TRAVEL IN OR BELOW AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

FOR ADDITIONAL AVALANCHE INFORMATION VISIT THE COLORADO AVALANCHE
INFORMATION CENTER'S WEB PAGE AT COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE

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Wind Advisory
COZ001-212230-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WI.Y.0015.141221T1900Z-141222T1900Z/
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RANGELY...DINOSAUR
250 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING AT
HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND MIX DOWN TO THE VALLEYS BY THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE REDUCED
VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT A SIGNIFICANT WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. USE
EXTRA CAUTION.

PEOPLE...ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES... HEART
DISEASE...THE ELDERLY...AND CHILDREN ARE RECOMMENDED TO STAY
INDOORS AND AVOID PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXERCISE OR HEAVY EXERTION
DUE TO WIND-BLOWN DUST.

&&

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Winter Storm Warning
COZ004-013-211800-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
257 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 24 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS OVER WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING RABBIT EARS PASS. THE COMBINATION
OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1
MILE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

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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Winter Storm Warning
COZ002-211800-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T1300Z-141223T0700Z/
CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER
257 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING
TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL TONIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING AND WILL BE FOCUSED EAST OF HIGHWAY 13.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ESPECIALLY HIGHWAYS 13 AND 40. THE
COMBINATION OF SNOW...DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

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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Winter Weather Advisory
COZ003-211800-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0051.141221T1900Z-141223T0100Z/
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...RIO BLANCO
257 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
6 PM MST MONDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL LATE THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING DOUGLAS PASS. THE COMBINATION OF
SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE
AT TIMES.

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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