Advisory Issued

They are hinting at the big totals for Wolf Creek. Technically Wolf Creek is not in Grand Junction NWS’ forecast area, it belongs to Pueblo. Traditionally you don’t forecast out of your area, but one of the younger ones actually mentioned Wolf Creek in their forecast, just a little weather nerd drama.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
216 PM MST WED JAN 15 2020

COZ019-161300-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0001.200116T1200Z-200118T0000Z/
SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SILVERTON, RICO, AND HESPERUS
216 PM MST WED JAN 15 2020

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE
ALONG THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE SAN JUANS. WINDS COULD GUST AS
HIGH AS 60 MPH.

* WHERE…SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

* WHEN…FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW
COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY

I will revisit this tomorrow.

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