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  • Winter Storm Watch for Central Gunnison, Uncompahgre County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued May 09 at 3:13PM MDT until May 12 at 9:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9 a.m.
  • ...A POWERFUL WINTER-LIKE STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION INTO EARLY
    NEXT WEEK...
    .A STRONG ALASKAN LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DIG THROUGH THE GREAT
    BASIN ON SATURDAY AND SWEEP THROUGH THE CENTRAL ROCKIES SATURDAY
    NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. THIS COLD STORM WILL DROP SNOW LEVELS TO AROUND
    5000 FEET BY SUNDAY BRINGING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO ALL BUT THE
    LOWER VALLEYS OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO. BY MONDAY
    MORNING ONE TO TWO FEET OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER
    MOUNTAINS. THE HIGHER VALLEYS COULD SEE SEVERAL INCHES OF NEW
    SNOW. THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY FOR THE TIMING AND IMPACTS
    OF THE STORM...ESPECIALLY IN THE VALLEYS AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE
    70.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
    MONDAY MORNING...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
    WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
    THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
    * TIMING...RAIN IS EXPECTED TO SWITCH TO SNOW EARLY SUNDAY.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE MAINLY OVER CERRO
    AND BLUE MESA SUMMITS.
    * SNOW LEVEL...9000 FEET DROPPING INTO THE BASIN BOTTOM BY SUNDAY
    MORNING.
    * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING WEST WITH GUSTS TO 20
    MPH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
    * VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES.
    * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED. TRAVEL WILL
    BECOME DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES.