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Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 4:30 AM MDT Apr. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to
midnight MDT Thursday night...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 6 PM
this evening to midnight MDT Thursday night. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations include... Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Buford,
and Trappers Lake.

* Timing... snow showers increase in coverage and intensity
tonight and will continue through Thursday night. The heaviest
snow is expected late tonight.

* Snow accumulation... 8 to 14 inches with locally heavier amounts.

* Snow level... near 8500 feet this evening, dropping to mountain
bases by Thursday morning.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Visibility... less than 2 miles in moderate snow and below 1 mile
in heavier showers.

* Impacts... higher elevation roads and highways will become icy
and snow packed with areas of slushy conditions below the
passes. Main impacts primarily above 9000 feet.

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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