Warnings Issued

6:15 am

Yesterday afternoon there were advisories and warnings issued and I didn’t post them because I thought they were too low. They corrected that overnight. The writer of the AFD (area forecast discussion) is one of my favorites here is a quote from him about the upcoming week:  “It might be easier to talk about when there won`t be a threat of
snowfall next week…ok no it won`t.”

So here are the new Winter Storm Warnings and advisory for Cortez. They go from high to low.

 

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
443 AM MST SUN FEB 17 2019

..ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING PROLONG WINTRY WEATHER

.A STORM FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL THROUGH WESTERN UTAH
TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF THIS
STORM BRINGING WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL TO PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND
CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTHEAST UTAH THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY.

COZ018-019-172100-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0004.190217T2200Z-190220T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0005.190217T2200Z-190220T0100Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TELLURIDE, OURAY, LAKE CITY, SILVERTON,
RICO, AND HESPERUS
443 AM MST SUN FEB 17 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM MST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO
24 INCHES EXPECTED.

* WHERE…NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS.

* WHEN…FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY. HEAVIEST
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO
IMPOSSIBLE. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING
OR EVENING COMMUTE. 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.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

COZ022-023-172100-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WS.A.0004.190217T2200Z-190220T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0005.190218T0100Z-190220T0100Z/
ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF DURANGO, BAYFIELD, IGNACIO,
AND PAGOSA SPRINGS
443 AM MST SUN FEB 17 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM
MST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 13
INCHES EXPECTED.

* WHERE…ANIMAS RIVER BASIN AND SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN.

* WHEN…FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY. HEAVIEST
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO
IMPOSSIBLE. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING
OR EVENING COMMUTE.

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.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

COZ020-021-172100-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WW.Y.0014.190218T0100Z-190220T0100Z/
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GATEWAY, NUCLA, CORTEZ, DOVE CREEK,
AND MANCOS
443 AM MST SUN FEB 17 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 PM MST TUESDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET…

* WHAT…SNOW EXPECTED ABOVE 5500 FEET. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
OF 3 TO 6 INCHES EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WHERE…PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER AND FOUR
CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER.

* WHEN…FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY. HEAVIEST
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* 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.

 

Later today I will try to break these amounts out a little better, at a glance, it looks like we will be in PERFECT snowmaking conditions averaging 18-1 ratios and higher at times. This means every 1/2 inch of liquid would produce 9 inches of snow.

 

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