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Blizzard Warning, Winter Weather Advisory

Statement as of 3:09 AM MST on December 22, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014


... Blizzard Warning in effect until midnight MST tonight above
8000 feet...
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM MST this
evening below 8000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Blizzard Warning above 8000 feet... which is in effect until
midnight MST tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect
below 8000 feet until 6 PM MST this evening.

* Timing... snow will continue through this afternoon.

* Snow accumulation... 4 to 8 inches.

* Winds... northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts over 80 mph above 8000
feet.

* Impacts... blowing and drifting snow will create whiteout
conditions at times. The combination of snow... blowing snow and
fog will limit visibility below 1/4 mile at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and/or
blowing snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded... stay with your vehicle.






Local Storm Report



12/21/2014 0533 PM

Silverton, San Juan County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Light snow has gone on all day and was continuing at
            the time of the call. 0.2 was recorded at 0700 so the
            majority of the snowfall has come today.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:10 AM MST on December 22, 2014


A strong winter storm has generated areas of moderate to heavy
snowfall with blowing snow in many mountain areas. This current
storm started Sunday morning and will continue through this evening.

The following are some snowfall estimates for the mountains of
eastern Utah and western Colorado gathered from snotel observation
sites. Amounts are as of 6 am Monday.

Northeast Utah mountains:
2 to 4 inches.
Southeast Utah mountains:
none.
Northwest Colorado mountains:
    elkheads and park range: 10 to 20 inches, with 23 at lost dog.
Flattops: 10 to 20 inches, with 23 at Bison Lake.
Central Colorado mountains:
grand mesa: 4 to 8 inches.
Gore Range and Elk mountains: 10 to 18 inches.
West elks and Sawatch range: 8 to 18 inches, with 22 at Schofield Pass.
Southwest Colorado mountains:
uncompaghre plateau: 1 inch.
Northwest san juans: 7 to 10 inches.
Southwest san juans: 5 to 8 inches, with 18 at Beartown.


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