Winter Storm Watch

They snuck this one in early on me…
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
243 PM MST MON NOV 18 2019

..FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL FOR THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS

.TWO DISTURBANCES WILL COMBINE CREATING A ROUND OF HEAVY SNOWFALL
FAVORING THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN EASTERN UTAH
AND CENTRAL COLORADO WILL ALSO SEE ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL.

COZ018-019-190545-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0019.191120T0600Z-191122T0600Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TELLURIDE, OURAY, LAKE CITY, SILVERTON,
AND RICO
243 PM MST MON NOV 18 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TUESDAY TO 11 PM MST
THURSDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET…

* WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED ABOVE 8500 FEET. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 20 INCHES WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 30
INCHES.

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

* WHEN…FROM 11 PM TUESDAY TO 11 PM MST THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE,
ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES. EXPECT HAZARDOUS
WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ON ALL ROADS WITH SNOW-PACKED AND ICY
ROADS AND VERY POOR VISIBILITY IN HEAVY SNOW AND OCCASIONAL
BLOWING SNOW. A DETAILED MAP OF THE SNOWFALL CAN BE FOUND AT:
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GJT/WINTER.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR DURING THE DAY
ON WEDNESDAY AND AGAIN ON THURSDAY MORNING. EXPECT A BRIEF LULL
IN SNOWFALL ON THURSDAY EVENING.

 

More on this tomorrow, I will do an early update than a more detailed update around noon.

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