NWS Changes Warnings Wording

This is better but may still be too low, we will see.

COZ020>023-210945-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0007.190221T0000Z-190223T0000Z/
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GATEWAY, NUCLA, CORTEZ, DOVE CREEK,
MANCOS, DURANGO, BAYFIELD, IGNACIO, AND PAGOSA SPRINGS
233 PM MST WED FEB 20 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES AT TIMES THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. 10 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER FAVORED TERRAIN. LESSER ACCUMULATIONS
EXPECTED NEAR 4 CORNERS MONUMENT IN THE 4 TO 7 INCH RANGE.

* WHERE…PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO.

* WHEN…FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO
IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. THESE HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS COULD
IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING COMMUTE. POWER LINES COULD BE
IMPACTED BY THE PERSISTENT MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL RATES. A
DETAILED MAP OF THE SNOWFALL CAN BE FOUND AT:
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GJT/WINTER

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.

 

COZ018-019-UTZ028-210945-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0007.190221T0000Z-190223T0000Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TELLURIDE, OURAY, LAKE CITY, SILVERTON,
RICO, HESPERUS, AND MONTICELLO
233 PM MST WED FEB 20 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES EXPECTED AT TIMES TONIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 14 TO 28
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON FAVORED SLOPES OF THE
SOUTHERN SAN JUAN. 10 TO 20 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
ON FAVORED SLOPES OVER THE NORTHERN SAN JUANS.

 

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3 thoughts on “NWS Changes Warnings Wording

  1. EA

    Jeff: Good luck on your forecast – I’m rooting for you to come out on top!

    EA

    On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 2:59 PM Durango Weather Guy wrote:

    > durangoweatherguy posted: “This is better but may still be too low, we > will see. COZ020>023-210945- > /O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0007.190221T0000Z-190223T0000Z/ PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER > DOLORES RIVER- FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN- SAN > JUAN RIVER BASIN- INCLUDING THE” >

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  2. Philip Walters

    At 8am we have about 7” of new snow in East Canyon, at 7500 ft, 3 miles south of 160’ just west of the Montezuma- La Plata county line

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