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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 2:51 PM MDT on April 25, 2015

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on April 27, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am
MDT Monday above 9000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Warning above 9000 feet for heavy snow... which is in
effect from midnight tonight to 9 am MDT Monday. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations include the cities of... Skyway... Taylor Park...
Telluride... Silverton... Rico.

* Timing... snowfall will become widespread after midnight tonight
with periods of snow and snow showers through Sunday afternoon before
decreasing Sunday night.

* Snow accumulation... 5 to 10 inches. Lesser accumulations below
9000 feet.

* Snow level... snowfall is expected down to about 8000 feet at
times... but the best accumulations will remain above 9000 feet.

* Winds... southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph at mountaintop level
will shift to the northeast and north Sunday afternoon and
night.

* Visibility... reduced to less than one mile at times.

* Impacts... roads over the higher mountain passes... including
Red Mountain and Lizard Head passes... may be slushy or snow
covered at times... resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:52 PM MDT on April 25, 2015


The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Saturday. The
first value is rainfall or water amounts in snow, and the second
value is snowfall, when appropriate. Amounts are in inches.


Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour stations:

Cortez, 0.05.
Craig, 0.28.
Durango, 0.02.
Grand Junction, 0.26.
Meeker, 0.35.
Montrose, 0.01.
Rifle, 0.09.
Canyonlands Airport, 0.09.
Vernal, 0.04.


Official climate stations of western colorado:

Colorado National Monument, 0.02.
Cortez, 0.14.
Crested Butte, 0.01, 0.4.
17 miles west of Glade Park, 0.35.
8 miles east of Ignacio, 0.06.
Massadona, 0.03.
Ouray, 0.03.
1 mile east of Rangely, 0.12.


Official climate stations of eastern utah:

Arches National Park Headquarters, 0.12.
Canyonlands-The Needles district, 0.02.
Canyonlands-the neck district, 0.25.
1 mile southeast of Castle Valley, 0.51.


Unofficial stations:

33 miles north of Craig, 0.16.
Collbran, 0.06.
5 miles south of Durango, 0.02.
Gothic, 0.14, 2.0.
1 mile southeast of Steamboat Springs, 0.01.
5 miles northwest of Mack, 0.08.
15 miles west of Montrose, 0.02.


Climate reference network sites of western colorado:

8 miles southeast of Cortez, 0.10.
30 miles north of Craig, 0.20.
2 miles east of Dinosaur, 0.01.
15 miles west of Meeker, 0.21.
11 miles northeast of Montrose, 0.01.


Climate reference network sites of eastern utah:

32 miles northwest of Bluff, 0.02.

********************Storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Gunnison County...
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 2.0 717 am 4/25 cocorahs
   Pitkin 1.1 SW 0.5 705 am 4/25 cocorahs
   Cimarron 11.2 S 0.5 851 am 4/25 cocorahs
   Gunnison 6.6 N 0.2 723 am 4/25 cocorahs

... La Plata County...
   Rockwood 6.9 NNW 4.1 938 am 4/25 cocorahs
   Rockwood 6.7 N 2.5 736 am 4/25 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7.0 N 0.1 839 am 4/25 cocorahs

... Montezuma County...
   Mancos 11 NNE 2.5 848 am 4/25 cocorahs

... San Juan County...
   Silverton 5.0 710 am 4/25 co-op observer


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