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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