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Feb 10, 2013 6:43 AM by Jennifer Jacobs

WINTER STORM WARNINGS

***A WINTER STORM WARNING***

Please take along a winter survival kit. If you become stranded in a rural area, stay with your vehicle until help arrives. To keep warm in your vehicle, run your engine 10 minutes each hour, and make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of snow to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

***UNTIL 6 PM MST SUNDAY***CHUSKA MOUNTAINS, FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS, SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND ABOVE 9,500 FEET ON THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

You can expect storm totals of 6 to 10 inches with locally up to 14 inches along the highest west facing peaks and slopes. West winds with gusts to 35 mph.

This will impact travel across highways 38, 64, 84, 518 and I-25 at Glorieta Pass.

***UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT*** FOR LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN, CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN, INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RANGELY, DINOSAUR, CRAIG, HAYDEN, AND MEEKER.

You can expect storm totals of 4 to 8 inches across the northwest plateau and in the middle and lower Yampa and the White River Basins. West to northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph and visibility down to 1/2 mile in heavier snowfall.

***FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT***FOR FOUR CORNERS, UPPER DOLORES RIVER, ANIMAS RIVER BASIN, SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CORTEZ, DOVE CREEK, MANCOS, DURANGO, BAYFIELD, IGNACIO. PAGOSA SPRINGS AND VICINITY

You can expect 5 to 12 inches of snowfall by Monday evening. Southwest winds at 5 to 15 mph and visibility reduced to less than 1/2 mile in heavy snowfall.

***UNTIL NOON MST MONDAY***FOR THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10,000 FEET, INCLUDING WOLF CREEK AND CUMBRES PASSES. THE EASTERN SAWATCH RANGE ABOVE 11,000 FEET INCLUDING MONARCH PASS.

You can expect 8 to 16 inches through this morning with
another 6 to 12 inches by noon on Monday...14 to 28 inches after both events. Northwest winds at 15 to 25 gusting to 35 mph.

Travel will be hazardous due to a combination of snow, blowing snow, poor visibilities and icy, snow covered, roads. PLUS, THE THREAT OF AVALANCHES WILL INCREASE.

***UNTIL NOON MST MONDAY***FOR GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS, GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS, CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS, AND FLATTOPS
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SKYWAY, ASPEN, VAIL, SNOWMASS, BUFORD AND TRAPPERS LAKE.

You can expect storm totals of 10 to 20 inches. Northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph and visibility reduced to less than 1/2 mile in heavy snowfall.

***UNTIL NOON MST MONDAY*** FOR WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS, UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU, DALLAS DIVIDE, AND NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CRESTED BUTTE, TAYLOR PARK, MARBLE, RIDGWAY, GLADE PARK, OURAY, TELLURIDE, AND LAKE CITY.

You can expect storm totals of 10 to 20 inches. Northwest 10 to 20 mph and visibility reduced to less than 1/2 mile in heavy snowfall.

***UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT***FOR THE SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SILVERTON, RICO AN HESPERUS.

You can expect an additional 1 to 2 feet by Monday evening. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph switching to southwest this evening and visibility reduced to less than 1/2 mile in heavy snowfall.

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