628  
WWUS85 KGJT 150325  
SPSGJT  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
825 PM MST TUE NOV 14 2017  
 
COZ004-009-010-012-013-151930-  
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-  
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-  
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF COLUMBINE, HAHNS PEAK, TOPONAS, SKYWAY,  
ASPEN, VAIL, SNOWMASS, CRESTED BUTTE, TAYLOR PARK, MARBLE,  
BUFORD, AND TRAPPERS LAKE  
825 PM MST TUE NOV 14 2017  
 
...EXPECT WINTER LIKE WEATHER TO RETURN TO THE MOUNTAINS AND  
PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST COLORADO LATER THIS WEEK...  
 
A PACIFIC STORM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IMPACTING THE AREA LATE  
THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY EVENING. STRONG WINDS WILL  
DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM.  
ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST COLORADO, WINDS RANGING FROM 15 TO  
25 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 35 TO 45 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.  
 
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARNEST THURSDAY  
NIGHT SPREADING FROM THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS INTO THE SOUTHERN  
MOUNTAINS BY SUNRISE FRIDAY. INITIAL SNOW LEVELS WILL RANGE FROM  
8500 TO 9500 FEET FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AS TEMPERATURES WILL BE  
RELATIVELY MILD AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING COLD FRONT. EXPECT SNOW  
TO INCREASE FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES  
SOUTHWARD ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO AS THE STORM  
PASSES OVERHEAD. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO ALL BUT THE LOWEST  
VALLEY FLOORS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.  
 
PRELIMINARY FORECAST SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS SUGGEST 6 TO 12  
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER COLORADO'S  
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS, FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE SAN  
JUAN, EASTERN UINTA AND LA SAL MOUNTAINS, AND FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES  
OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHWEST COLORADO.  
 

 
 
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