Elkhead and Park Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 2:47 PM MST on November 24, 2014

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM MST this evening... ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 9 am Tuesday to noon MST Wednesday...

* timing...snow and blowing snow will taper off this evening. Snow will begin again on Tuesday morning and continue through Wednesday morning.

* Snow accumulation...an additional 1 to 3 inches this afternoon...then 5 to 10 inches of additional snow Tuesday into Wednesday.

* Winds...west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Impacts...travel will be challenging due to poor visibility in snow...fog...and blowing snow. Inclement winter weather conditions will impact Vail and Rabbit Ears passes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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.

Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 10:47 AM MST on November 20, 2014

...Strong winter storm is possible this weekend...

The first in a series of Pacific weather systems will move across the region today followed by a second disturbance passing to the south on Friday. No significant snowfall is expected from these two disturbances.

However...a third and much stronger Pacific storm will arrive Saturday and could bring significant mountain snowfall through the weekend. The valleys of western Colorado and eastern Utah may also see some snow.

For elevations above 9000 feet in the northwest and central mountains of western Colorado...early indicators suggest that more than 12 inches of snow could fall within a 24-hour period Saturday evening through Sunday night. For other mountain areas...6 to 12 inches of snow are possible. Considerable blowing and drifting snow will accompany the heavy snowfall possibly resulting in near whiteout conditions over the mountain passes.

Periods of snow may continue from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday as favorable northwesterly flow sets up. More significant snowfall and gusty winds above timberline may continue.

Anyone planning travel or outdoor activities into the high country this weekend and early next week should monitor the latest forecasts. Be prepared for sudden changes in the weather...especially Saturday afternoon and evening. Visit www.Weather.Gov/gjt for the latest information on this developing winter storm.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:21 PM MST on November 24, 2014

The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation and snowfall reports from western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 9 am Monday. A storm total summary will be sent once the information is gathered.

**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

Colorado

...Delta County... park rsvr 2.8 800 am 11/24 snotel overland rsvr 1.4 800 am 11/24 snotel Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.2 803 am 11/24 cocorahs

...Eagle County... Vail Mountain 7.0 800 am 11/24 snotel Vail 0.9 WNW 4.7 719 am 11/24 cocorahs Vail 2.6 E 3.6 751 am 11/24 cocorahs Avon 2n 3.0 600 am 11/24 unofficial station Wolcott 2.3 N 1.9 750 am 11/24 cocorahs Wolcott 2n 1.9 700 am 11/24 unofficial station Edwards 1.3 WNW 1.1 726 am 11/24 cocorahs

...Garfield County... Bison Lake 8.4 800 am 11/24 snotel Trapper Lake 8.4 800 am 11/24 snotel Glenwood Springs 1.4 3.5 836 am 11/24 cocorahs Glenwood Springs .64 1.9 757 am 11/24 cocorahs Glenwood Springs 5.3 0.8 702 am 11/24 cocorahs Silt 1e 0.8 700 am 11/24 unofficial station Carbondale 0.5 W 0.6 849 am 11/24 cocorahs Rifle 0.9 NE 0.2 731 am 11/24 cocorahs

...Gunnison County... Schofield Pass 4.2 800 am 11/24 snotel McClure pass 2.8 800 am 11/24 snotel Gothic 2.5 700 am 11/24 unofficial station Crested Butte 6.2 N 2.5 841 am 11/24 cocorahs Cimarron 11.2 S 1.0 719 am 11/24 cocorahs Crested Butte 0.7 900 am 11/24 W co coop site Gunnison 6.6 N 0.5 807 am 11/24 cocorahs

...La Plata County... Stump Lakes 1.4 800 am 11/24 snotel Columbus Basin 1.4 800 am 11/24 snotel

...Mesa County... Mesa 6s 1.0 600 am 11/24 unofficial station Collbran 2sw 0.4 800 am 11/24 W co coop site Grand Junction 4.1 W 0.2 654 am 11/24 cocorahs Grand Junction 4.0 W 0.2 817 am 11/24 cocorahs Mesa 1e 0.1 700 am 11/24 unofficial station Colorado nm 0.1 855 am 11/24 W co coop site

...Moffat County... 9 NW Hayden 5.3 745 am 11/24 public

...Montrose County... Montrose 1.6 E 0.6 726 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose 1.2 ESE 0.5 721 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose 7.3 ENE 0.5 814 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose 4.0 NW 0.5 744 am 11/24 cocorahs

...Ouray County... Monument (highway 55 10.0 907 am 11/24 caic Red Mountain Pass 9.0 907 am 11/24 caic idarado 7.0 800 am 11/24 snotel

...Pitkin County... Ivanhoe 1.4 800 am 11/24 snotel

...Rio Blanco County... ripple creek 12.6 800 am 11/24 snotel crosho 9.8 800 am 11/24 snotel

...Routt County... Steamboat Springs 1. 5.9 847 am 11/24 cocorahs stmboat spgs 1se 4.9 659 am 11/24 unofficial station Steamboat Springs 1 4.9 725 am 11/24 cocorahs Bear River 4.2 800 am 11/24 snotel Lynx Pass 4.2 800 am 11/24 snotel

...San Juan County... Molas Pass 2.0 907 am 11/24 caic Coal Bank Pass 1.5 907 am 11/24 caic

...San Miguel County... Lone Cone 2.8 800 am 11/24 snotel

Utah

...San Juan County... Monticello #2 2.0 700 am 11/24 E UT coop site

**********************24 hour precipitation**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments precipitation of /inches/ measurement

Colorado

...Delta County... Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.07 803 am 11/24 cocorahs Paonia 1sw 0.04 700 am 11/24 W co coop site Eckert 1.1 SW 0.02 713 am 11/24 cocorahs

...Eagle County... Vail 0.9 WNW 0.43 719 am 11/24 cocorahs Vail 2.6 E 0.34 751 am 11/24 cocorahs Avon 2n 0.12 600 am 11/24 unofficial station Edwards 1.3 WNW 0.09 726 am 11/24 cocorahs Wolcott 2.3 N 0.07 750 am 11/24 cocorahs Wolcott 2n 0.07 700 am 11/24 unofficial station

...Garfield County... Glenwood Springs 1.4 0.15 836 am 11/24 cocorahs Glenwood Springs .64 0.11 757 am 11/24 cocorahs Rifle 0.08 1100 am 11/24 aviation site Carbondale 0.5 W 0.05 849 am 11/24 cocorahs Glenwood Springs 5.3 0.04 702 am 11/24 cocorahs Silt 1e 0.04 700 am 11/24 unofficial station Rifle 0.9 NE 0.03 731 am 11/24 cocorahs

...Gunnison County... Crested Butte 0.36 900 am 11/24 W co coop site Gothic 0.16 700 am 11/24 unofficial station Crested Butte 6.2 N 0.16 841 am 11/24 cocorahs Cimarron 11.2 S 0.09 719 am 11/24 cocorahs Gunnison 6.6 N 0.04 807 am 11/24 cocorahs

...Mesa County... Colorado nm 0.25 855 am 11/24 W co coop site Mesa 6s 0.07 600 am 11/24 unofficial station Collbran 2sw 0.03 800 am 11/24 W co coop site Grand Junction 4.0 W 0.03 817 am 11/24 cocorahs Grand Junction 4.1 W 0.02 654 am 11/24 cocorahs Mesa 1e 0.01 700 am 11/24 unofficial station

...Moffat County... Craig 0.08 1100 am 11/24 aviation site

...Montrose County... Montrose 7.3 ENE 0.08 814 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose 2.0 SSE 0.05 502 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose 1.2 ESE 0.04 721 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose 11ene 0.03 1100 am 11/24 W co crn site Montrose 1.6 E 0.03 726 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose 1.2 WSW 0.03 840 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose 4.0 NW 0.02 744 am 11/24 cocorahs Montrose #2 0.01 800 am 11/24 W co coop site

...Pitkin County... Aspen 0.07 1100 am 11/24 aviation site

...Rio Blanco County... Meeker 0.15 1100 am 11/24 aviation site

...Routt County... stmboat spgs 1se 0.35 659 am 11/24 unofficial station Steamboat Springs 1 0.35 725 am 11/24 cocorahs Steamboat Springs 1. 0.33 847 am 11/24 cocorahs

Utah

...San Juan County... Monticello #2 0.10 700 am 11/24 E UT coop site Cedar Point 0.05 630 am 11/24 E UT coop site

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