...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 11 PM MST this evening...
* location...Lake County below 11ooo feet...and western Chaffee County between 9000 and 11000 feet...including Leadville.
* Cause and timing...moisture associated with a Pacific jet stream will bring periods of heavy snow and blowing snow to the central mountains through the today. The heaviest snow is expected to fall this morning.
* Snow accumulation...4 to 8 inches with locally heavier amounts.
* Wind...northwest at 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph resulting in areas of blowing and drifting snow.
* Impact...travel will be hazardous due to a combination of snow...blowing snow...poor visibilities and icy or snow covered roads.
Winter weather conditions are expected due to a combination of snow and blowing snow.
If you are planning to travel in the advisory area during the time of the advisory...listen to the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at another time or by another Route.