Winter Storm Watch

Issued At: Thursday, 11 Oct 2012, 2:45 PM MDT
Expires At: Saturday, 13 Oct 2012, 12:00 PM MDT

Elkhead and park mountains- gore and elk mountains/central mountain valleys-flattops- eastern uinta mountains- including the cities of...columbine...toponas...aspen...vail... snowmass...buford...trappers lake...manila...dutch john 245 pm mdt thu oct 11 2012 ...winter storm watch now in effect from friday evening through saturday morning... * timing...friday evening until noon saturday. * snow accumulation...4-8 inches are possible. * snow level...initially around 10000 feet early friday evening then lowering to 8000 feet by saturday morning. * winds...southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph over higher exposed terrain. winds shift to west friday evening and then northwest after midnight friday night. * visibility...lowered at times in snow showers. * impacts...slushy and snow packed roads over the mountain passes may make traveling a challenge at times friday into saturday. hunters should be prepared for winter like weather this weekend. precautionary/preparedness actions... a winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow accumulations and/or blowing snow that may impact travel. continue to monitor the latest forecasts.