Watch upgraded to a Warning.

3:30pm

They are going full in on this, I hope they are right! Point forecasts are much much higher which tells me they also expect some surprises but don’t know where it is going to happen. They also talked about the bust factor with the storm moving south. Find your point forecasts here, they are pretty enthusiastic:

 

https://durangoweatherguy.com/link-to-spot-forecasts/

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
314 PM MST Thu Dec 27 2018

COZ021>023-280615-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0008.181228T0700Z-181229T0700Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0012.181228T0600Z-181229T0700Z/
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-
Including the cities of Cortez, Dove Creek, Mancos, Durango,
Bayfield, Ignacio, and Pagosa Springs
314 PM MST Thu Dec 27 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT MST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow...heavy at times...expected. Total snow
  accumulations ranging from 4 to 8 inches with some localized
  amounts up to 10 inches possible.

* WHERE...Four Corners/Upper Dolores River, Animas River Basin and
  San Juan River Basin including the Highway 160 corridor.

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to midnight MST Friday night with
  the heaviest snow expected near sunrise to noon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult at times and
  will likely impact the morning and evening commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

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