This is exactly what I expected, and I agree 100% with everything about it.
This is the best way to handle this storm, though it may not be the final word on it, they have a couple of more opportunities to refine it the advisory starts. Don’t worry lower elevation areas, you won’t get missed, I am still refining those amounts. I am sure I will be up early with an update. Interesting to note that the latest GFS has a very little break between the two storms, which would lead to overlapping advisories. The Euro still can’t find a second storm, it had one 12 hours ago. I think the Euro is continuing to have a tough time and I trust the GFS more at this point.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Grand Junction CO 303 PM MST Wed Nov 28 2018 COZ004-009-010-012-013-018-019-290700- /O.NEW.KGJT.WW.Y.0033.181130T0300Z-181201T1900Z/ Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas- Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys- West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops- Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains- Including the cities of Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford, Trappers Lake, Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, and Hesperus 303 PM MST Wed Nov 28 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THURSDAY TO NOON MST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches with locally higher amounts expected. * WHERE...The mountains of western Colorado. * WHEN...From 8 PM Thursday to noon MST Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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I really like this new system! Thanks, Jeff! Rose Niederauer >