588  
WWUS45 KGJT 201042  
WSWGJT  
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
342 AM MST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
COZ020>023-UTZ022-029-202100-  
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0005.190221T0000Z-190223T0000Z/  
/O.EXA.KGJT.WS.W.0007.190221T0000Z-190223T0000Z/  
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-  
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-  
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GATEWAY, NUCLA, CORTEZ, DOVE CREEK,  
MANCOS, DURANGO, BAYFIELD, IGNACIO, PAGOSA SPRINGS, BLANDING,  
CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK,  
AND FRY CANYON  
342 AM MST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO  
5 PM MST FRIDAY...  
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY THIS EVENING. TOTAL  
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 12 INCHES EXPECTED. LOCALLY HIGHER  
ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE.  
 
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL COULD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO  
IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE  
MORNING OR EVENING COMMUTE. POWER LINES COULD BE IMPACTED BY  
THE PERSISTENT MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL RATES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU  
MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR  
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  
 
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN  
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 

 
 
COZ018-019-UTZ028-202100-  
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0007.190221T0000Z-190223T0000Z/  
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-  
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TELLURIDE, OURAY, LAKE CITY, SILVERTON,  
RICO, HESPERUS, AND MONTICELLO  
342 AM MST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS  
AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY...  
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP BY THIS EVENING AND  
PERSIST FOR PROLONGED PERIODS THROUGH FRIDAY. TOTAL SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 24 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY  
HIGHER MOUNTAINS UP 33 INCHES POSSIBLE.  
 
* WHERE...SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 5 PM WEDNESDAY TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO  
IMPOSSIBLE. POWER LINES COULD BE IMPACTED BY THE PERSISTENT  
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL RATES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU  
MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR  
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  
 
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN  
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 

 
 
COZ003-009-012-017-UTZ025-202100-  
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0006.190221T0600Z-190223T0000Z/  
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-  
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-  
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RIO BLANCO, CRESTED BUTTE, TAYLOR PARK,  
MARBLE, RIDGWAY, AND GLADE PARK  
342 AM MST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY  
AFTERNOON...  
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE BY ABOUT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. TOTAL SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 16 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.  
 
* WHERE...IN UTAH, TAVAPUTS PLATEAU. IN COLORADO, ROAN AND  
TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS, GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS, WEST ELK AND  
SAWATCH MOUNTAINS AND UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE.  
 
* WHEN...FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. THE  
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING  
COMMUTE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT  
SNOW, SLEET OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE  
TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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