Winter Storm Warning

Issued At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:17 AM MDT
Expires At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 6:00 PM MDT

Urgent - winter weather message national weather service grand junction co 417 am mdt fri may 19 2017 elkhead and park mountains-grand and battlement mesas- gore and elk mountains/central mountain valleys- west elk and sawatch mountains-flat tops- 417 am mdt fri may 19 2017 ...winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 pm mdt this evening... * locations include...columbine, hahns peak, toponas, aspen, vail, snowmass, crested butte, taylor park, marble, buford, and trappers lake. * timing...periods of snow will continue today, increasing in coverage and intensity this afternoon. * snow accumulation...an additional 3 to 6 inches for a storm total of 10 to 20 inches of snow. locally higher amounts are possible. * winds...northwest 5 to 10 mph. * impacts...mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over vail pass, rabbit ears pass, highway 65 over the grand mesa, monarch and independence pass. 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.