Up to 20 inches Forecasted for the San Juans – Bring It!

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    Winter Storm Warning

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
    1122 AM MST TUE NOV 3 2015
    
    A POWERFUL AND COLD EARLY SEASON STORM WILL MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS
    THE FORECAST AREA TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS STORM WILL BRING
    STRONG WINDS TODAY WITH DEVELOPING SHOWERS IN EASTERN UTAH. THESE
    SHOWERS WILL SPREAD ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO AFTER MIDNIGHT AND
    CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON THURSDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO
    NEAR 8000 FEET BY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND INTO THE HIGHER VALLEYS
    WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
    
    COZ009-018-019-040230-
    /O.EXT.KGJT.WS.W.0028.151104T0700Z-151106T0100Z/
    GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
    SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
    1122 AM MST TUE NOV 3 2015
    
    ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
    6 PM MST THURSDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET...
    
    * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...OURAY...TELLURIDE...
       LAKE CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.
    
    * TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TONIGHT WITH PERIODS OF
      SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES ON SOUTH FACING ASPECTS...THROUGH
      THURSDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS LIKELY TO OCCUR ON
      WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
    
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...AT 9000 FEET...6 TO 12 INCHES OF NEW SNOW
      IS EXPECTED. FOR THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE...
      TOTAL SNOWFALL WILL RANGE FROM 15 TO 20 INCHES.
    
    * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
    
    * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF ACCUMULATING SNOW AND WIND COULD
      MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. POOR VISIBILITIES FROM SNOW AND FOG
      WILL EXIST OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES.
    

     

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