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WWUS45 KGJT 261030  
WSWGJT  
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
430 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
COZ004-013-261830-  
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0014.170427T0000Z-170428T0600Z/  
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0011.170427T0000Z-170428T0600Z/  
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS-  
430 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO  
MIDNIGHT MDT THURSDAY NIGHT...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A  
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM  
THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MDT THURSDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM  
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
 
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...COLUMBINE, HAHNS PEAK, TOPONAS, BUFORD,  
AND TRAPPERS LAKE.  
 
* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY  
TONIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST  
SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT.  
 
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 14 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS.  
 
* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR 8500 FEET THIS EVENING, DROPPING TO MOUNTAIN  
BASES BY THURSDAY MORNING.  
 
* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.  
 
* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 2 MILES IN MODERATE SNOW AND BELOW 1 MILE  
IN HEAVIER SHOWERS.  
 
* IMPACTS...HIGHER ELEVATION ROADS AND HIGHWAYS WILL BECOME ICY  
AND SNOW PACKED WITH AREAS OF SLUSHY CONDITIONS BELOW THE  
PASSES. MAIN IMPACTS PRIMARILY ABOVE 9000 FEET.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
COZ010-261830-  
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0014.170427T0000Z-170428T0600Z/  
/O.NEW.KGJT.WW.Y.0025.170427T0000Z-170428T0600Z/  
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-  
430 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO  
MIDNIGHT MDT THURSDAY NIGHT ABOVE 8500 FEET...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A  
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 8500 FEET FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN  
EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MDT THURSDAY NIGHT. THE  
WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
 
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...VAIL.  
 
* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS  
EVENING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST  
SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT.  
 
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET, WITH  
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.  
 
* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR 8500 FEET THIS EVENING, DROPPING TO MOUNTAIN  
BASES BY THURSDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS LIFT TO NEAR 8500 FEET  
AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.  
 
* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 2 MILES IN MODERATE SNOW AND BELOW 1 MILE  
IN HEAVIER SHOWERS.  
 
* IMPACTS...HIGHER ELEVATION ROADS AND HIGHWAYS WILL BECOME ICY  
AND SNOW PACKED WITH AREAS OF SLUSHY CONDITIONS BELOW THE PASSES.  
MAIN IMPACTS PRIMARILY ABOVE 9000 FEET.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
COZ009-012-261830-  
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0014.170427T0000Z-170428T0600Z/  
/O.NEW.KGJT.WW.Y.0025.170427T0000Z-170428T0000Z/  
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-  
430 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO  
6 PM MDT THURSDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A  
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 8500 FEET FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN  
EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT THURSDAY. THE WINTER  
STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
 
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...CRESTED BUTTE AND TAYLOR PARK.  
 
* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS  
EVENING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET WITH LOCALLY  
HIGHER AMOUNTS.  
 
* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR 8500 FEET THIS EVENING, DROPPING TO MOUNTAIN  
BASES BY THURSDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS LIFT TO NEAR 8500 FEET  
AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.  
 
* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 2 MILES IN MODERATE SNOW AND BELOW 1 MILE  
IN HEAVIER SHOWERS.  
 
* IMPACTS...HIGHER ELEVATION ROADS AND HIGHWAYS WILL BECOME ICY  
AND SNOW PACKED WITH AREAS OF SLUSHY CONDITIONS BELOW THE  
PASSES. MAIN IMPACTS PRIMARILY ABOVE 9000 FEET.  
 
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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