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Weather Alert Detail

  • Winter Weather Advisory for Middle Park County, Colorado
  • Winter Weather Advisory issued April 13 at 4:17PM MDT until April 14 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, April 14, 2014 at midnight
  • ...SNOW CONTINUING INTO THIS EVENING...
    .SNOW THAT HAS BEEN OCCURRING IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON WILL
    BE MOVING OUT ONTO THE PLAINS DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
    EVENING. TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN COOLING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AS
    COLD AIR MOVES INTO THE STATE FROM WYOMING. AS THE SUN GOES DOWN
    AND SNOW CONTINUES FALLING...ROADWAYS MAY BECOME MORE SLUSHY AND
    SNOW-PACKED...RATHER THAN JUST WET. ON THE EASTERN PLAINS...GUSTY
    NORTH WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WITH POOR
    VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.
    HEAVY SNOW FALLING IN SUMMIT COUNTY EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON FORCED
    THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF I-70 BETWEEN VAIL PASS AND GEORGETOWN.
    SNOW INTENSITIES HAVE DECREASED IN THE MOUNTAINS ALLOWING THE
    HIGHWAY TO BE RE-OPENED. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON ROADWAYS WILL
    CONTINUE TO BE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON SNOW INTENSITY. EMBEDDED
    SHOWERS WITH INTENSE SNOWFALL RATES UP TO AN INCH PER HOUR WILL
    PRODUCE SLUSHY AND SNOW-PACKED CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING.
    THE WET AND HEAVY SNOW MAY ALSO CAUSE SPOTTY POWER OUTAGES DUE TO
    TREE BRANCHES DROOPING ONTO POWER LINES.
    ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
    TONIGHT...
    * TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND MAY BE HEAVY
    AT TIMES. SNOW WILL DIMINISH THIS EVENING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH.
    VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS DURING
    PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.
    * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLUSHY OR SNOW COVERED.