427  
NOUS45 KGJT 162200  
PNSGJT  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
 
400 PM MDT TUE OCT 16 2018  
 
WHAT DOES THAT WARNING MEAN?  
 
WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED DURING THE WINTER SEASON, WILL YOU KNOW  
 
WHAT IT MEANS, AND WILL YOU KNOW HOW TO RESPOND. DURING THIS  
 
COLORADO WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK, PLEASE BECOME FAMILIAR  
 
WITH OUR LIST OF POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS.  
 
OUTLOOKS  
 
A HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS ISSUED DAILY BY EACH NATIONAL WEATHER  
 
SERVICE OFFICE SERVING COLORADO, PROVIDING INFORMATION ON  
 
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUT TO 7 DAYS INTO THE FUTURE.  
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS  
 
A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN HAZARDOUS WINTER STORM CONDITIONS  
 
ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 3 TO 4 DAYS, BUT THE TIMING, INTENSITY,  
 
OR OCCURRENCE MAY STILL BE UNCERTAIN.  
 
IN CONTRAST, A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED FOR POTENTIALLY  
 
LIFE-THREATENING WINTER STORM CONDITIONS, SUCH AS HEAVY SNOWFALL OR A  
 
COMBINATION OF SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW, WHICH ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR  
 
WITHIN THE NEXT 1 TO 2 DAYS.  
 
ADVISORIES  
 
ADVISORIES FOR WINTER WEATHER ARE ISSUED FOR POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS  
 
CONDITIONS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED MORE OF A NUISANCE THAN A  
 
LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. HOWEVER, IF CAUTION IS NOT TAKEN THE  
 
ADVISORY EVENTS COULD BECOME LIFE-THREATENING.  
 
A LIST OF WINTER WEATHER WARNING AND ADVISORY PRODUCTS, AS WELL AS  
 
THE CRITERIA FOR EACH TYPE OF WARNING AND ADVISORY, CAN BE FOUND AT  
 
WEATHER.GOV/GJT BY CLICKING ON THE PREPAREDNESS LINK UNDER THE  
 
WEATHER SAFETY MENU AREA NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.  
 
WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN COLORADO WILL CONTINUE THROUGH  
 
SATURDAY.  
 
JIM PRINGLE  
 
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST  
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
 
GRAND JUNCTION CO  
 
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