Warnings Issued

3:30 pm

As I expected.  I will have a new Update out first thing tomorrow.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
324 PM MST SUN DEC 30 2018  
  
COZ019-310630-  
/O.UPG.KGJT.WW.Y.0043.181231T0100Z-190101T1600Z/  
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0013.181231T1300Z-190102T0000Z/  
SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SILVERTON, RICO, AND HESPERUS  
324 PM MST SUN DEC 30 2018  
  
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 5 PM MST  
TUESDAY...  
  
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20  
  INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.  
  
* WHERE...SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.  
  
* WHEN...FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY. HEAVIEST SNOWFALL  
  IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT.  
  
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO  
  IMPOSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY ALONG HIGHWAY 550 FROM RED MOUNTAIN PASS  
  SOUTH AND HIGHWAY 145 OVER LIZARD HEAD PASS. THE HAZARDOUS  
  CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT THE MORNING AND EVENING COMMUTE, WITH   
  ROAD CLOSURES EXPECTED. THE COLD WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 20 BELOW   
  ZERO COULD CAUSE FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 30   
  MINUTES.  
  
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.  

COZ022-023-310630-  
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0009.181231T1300Z-190101T1600Z/  
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0013.181231T1300Z-190102T0000Z/  
ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF DURANGO, BAYFIELD, IGNACIO,   
AND PAGOSA SPRINGS  
324 PM MST SUN DEC 30 2018  
  
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 5 PM MST  
TUESDAY...  
  
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 12  
  INCHES. HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  
  
* WHERE...ANIMAS RIVER BASIN AND SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN.  
  
* WHEN...FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY. HEAVIEST SNOWFALL  
  IS EXPECTED LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.  
  
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO  
  IMPOSSIBLE ON ALL ROADS IN AND AROUND DURANGO AND PAGOSA  
  SPRINGS. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT THE MORNING AND   
  EVENING COMMUTE.  

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