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  • Winter Storm Watch for Eastern San Juan Mountains County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued March 25 at 10:44PM MDT until March 28 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:44 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 6 a.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
    * LOCATION...THE LA GARITA AND EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE
    10000 FEET...THE EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET
    AND THE WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE ABOVE 11000 FEET.
    * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE
    CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
    WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH
    THURSDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT
    OVER THE SAN JUAN AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS...WHILE THE HEAVIEST
    SNOW OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WILL LIKELY FALL DURING THE
    DAY THURSDAY.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
    AMOUNTS ON WEST FACING SLOPES.
    * WINDS...WEST-SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 50 MPH
    OVER HIGHER EXPOSED TERRAIN. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND LOW
    VISIBILITY IS LIKELY...ESPECIALLY AT AND ABOVE PASS LEVEL.
    * IMPACTS...ROADS OVER MONARCH PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS...AND
    FREMONT PASS WILL LIKELY BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED WEDNESDAY
    EVENING WITH HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH THURSDAY
    NIGHT. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED AT TIMES DUE TO HEAVY SNOW
    AND BLOWING SNOW.

  • Winter Storm Watch for Eastern San Juan Mountains County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued December 02 at 11:50AM MST until December 04 at 5:00PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5 p.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
    WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
    A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
    WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
    * LOCATION...THE WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY
    ABOVE 11000 FEET...LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FEET...EASTERN
    SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET...WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY
    BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FEET...THE LA GARITA MOUNTAINS AND THE
    EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET.
    * CAUSE AND TIMING...MOIST UPSLOPE FLOW IN COMBINATION WITH A VERY
    COLD UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL ALLOW PERIODS OF SNOW... HEAVY
    AT TIMES...ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION IN EXCESS OF 8
    INCHES.
    * WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20 TO 40 MPH WITH LOCALIZED WIND
    GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH AT TIMES.
    * IMPACT...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...AS WELL AS BLOWING SNOW WILL
    BE CAPABLE OF CREATING LOW VISIBILITIES ALONG WITH SLICK AND
    SNOW PACKED ROADS PRODUCING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.