...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MST this afternoon...
* location...the eastern Sawatch Range...the western Mosquito Range...and Eastern Lake County above 11000 feet.
* Cause and timing...another disturbance embedded within the jet stream aloft will move across the state today...bringing more moderate to heavy snowfall to the central mountains.
* Snow accumulation...additional snowfall amounts of 3 to 7 inches can be expected by late afternoon...bringing total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches with locally higher amounts on northwest facing slopes.
* Wind...northwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph resulting in poor visibilities in blowing and drifting snow.
* Impact...travel will be hazardous over Tennessee...Fremont and Monarch passes due to a combination of snow...blowing snow... poor visibilities and icy or snow covered roads.
Strong winds and reduced visibility are expected due to heavy snowfall and blowing snow.
Avoid travel in the warning area. If you are planning to travel in the warning area during the time of the warning...listen to the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at another time or by another Route. If you must travel in the warning area during the time of the warning...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.