Craig under winter storm warning until Friday evening |

Craig under winter storm warning until Friday evening

The Weather Forecast Office in Grand Junction provides this map showing the projected snow totals for the region. Craig was expecting between 4 and 8 inches over Thursday and Friday, but now projects to receive a bit less than that.

No snow had fallen by Thursday evening, despite a winter storm warning issued Wednesday that began early that morning.

The Lower and Central Yampa River Basin, which include Craig, Hayden, Rangely, Dinosaur and Meeker, have been and will continue to be under a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service starting at 6 a.m. Thursday.

The warning, which is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, portends snow accumulation of between 4 and 8 inches and winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service states that travel could be “very difficult.”

“Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially in open areas,” the warning indicates. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.”

An extra flashlight, food and water are recommended in case of necessary travel. Latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5-1-1.

A bit of rain fell throughout the day on Craig Thursday, but the NWS forecast a 100% chance of snow starting at 8 p.m., followed by 50% snow showers much of Friday. The weather was projected to clear up over the weekend, with sun forecasted for Saturday and Sunday, as of Thursday evening.

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