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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1006 AM MST THU JAN 19 2017
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FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
1006 AM MST THU JAN 19 2017
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...
MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO...PAGOSA SPRINGS.

* TIMING...A RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX BEGINS THIS AFTERNOON AND
CHANGES TO ALL SNOW THIS EVENING. MODERATE SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. OCCASIONAL LULLS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH
THE DAY FRIDAY BEFORE THE NEXT SYSTEM ARRIVES FRIDAY EVENING.
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR 6500 FEET THIS AFTERNOON THEN LOWERING TO ALL
ELEVATIONS BY THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BE SLUSHY TO SNOW PACKED BY THIS EVENING
LEADING TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF MILE AT TIMES WITH
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES OCCURRING.

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.

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