Winter Weather Advisory

Issued At: Thursday, 18 May 2017, 6:59 PM MDT
Expires At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 6:00 PM MDT

Northwest san juan mountains-southwest san juan mountains- 659 pm mdt thu may 18 2017 ...winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 pm mdt friday... * locations include...telluride, ouray, lake city, silverton, rico, and hesperus. * timing...periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue through tomorrow. the greatest accumulations are expected through this evening with intensity lessening during the day tomorrow. * snow accumulation...an additional 3 to 5 inches with a storm total of 6 to 12 inches. locally higher amounts are possible. * winds...west 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. * impacts...mountain passes will be icy and snowpacked with hazardous travel conditions likely, especially over the highway 550 corridor through the san juans. backcountry travel will also be difficult. precautionary/preparedness actions... a winter weather advisory means that periods of snow and/or blowing snow will cause travel difficulties. be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.