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Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 8:18 PM MST Dec. 9, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10 am Saturday to 6 PM MST
Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow... which is in effect from 10
am Saturday to 6 PM MST Sunday.

* Locations include the cities of... Columbine... Hahns Peak...
Toponas... Buford... Trappers Lake.

* Timing... snow intensity and coverage will increase by late
morning on Saturday... with periods of moderate to heavy snow
continuing through Sunday.

* Snow accumulation... 10 to 15 inches, with as much as 24 inches in
locally favored areas and the highest elevations.

* Snow level... approximately 6500 feet, but accumulation may be
limited up to 7500 feet through Saturday evening.

* Winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph in the highest
elevations.

* Impacts... expect icy and snowpacked roads... especially over
Rabbit Ears Pass. Areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility
at times.

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.






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