Eastern Uinta Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 10:47 AM MST on November 20, 2014

...Strong winter storm is possible this weekend...

The first in a series of Pacific weather systems will move across the region today followed by a second disturbance passing to the south on Friday. No significant snowfall is expected from these two disturbances.

However...a third and much stronger Pacific storm will arrive Saturday and could bring significant mountain snowfall through the weekend. The valleys of western Colorado and eastern Utah may also see some snow.

For elevations above 9000 feet in the northwest and central mountains of western Colorado...early indicators suggest that more than 12 inches of snow could fall within a 24-hour period Saturday evening through Sunday night. For other mountain areas...6 to 12 inches of snow are possible. Considerable blowing and drifting snow will accompany the heavy snowfall possibly resulting in near whiteout conditions over the mountain passes.

Periods of snow may continue from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday as favorable northwesterly flow sets up. More significant snowfall and gusty winds above timberline may continue.

Anyone planning travel or outdoor activities into the high country this weekend and early next week should monitor the latest forecasts. Be prepared for sudden changes in the weather...especially Saturday afternoon and evening. Visit www.Weather.Gov/gjt for the latest information on this developing winter storm.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:00 PM MST on November 25, 2014

The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 PM Tuesday. Amounts are in inches.

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

Colorado

...Ouray County... Red Mountain Pass 6.0 248 PM 11/25 caic Monument (highway 55 4.0 248 PM 11/25 caic

...Routt County... Hayden 3.0 600 PM 11/25 24 hour snowfall

...San Juan County... Molas Pass 3.0 248 PM 11/25 caic

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Among the mountains of eastern Utah and western Colorado, the following are snowfall ranges that fell since this/Tuesday morning for the next weather disturbance expected to bring snow to the northern and central mountains of western Colorado through noon Wednesday. Amounts are estimated from mountain snotel observation sites.

Northwest Colorado mountains: Park Range and elkheads: 5 to 10 inches. Flattops: 4 to 8 inches. West central Colorado mountains: grand mesa: about an inch or less. Gore and Elk range: 2 to 5 inches. West elks and Sawatch range: 1 to 4 inches. Southwest Colorado mountains: uncompaghre plateau: about 2 inches at Columbine Pass. San juans: 1 to 2 inches. Eastern Utah mountains: about an inch or less.

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