Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Winter Storm Warning for Pagosa area!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO

223 PM MST TUE FEB 28 2012



...WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO AFFECT EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN

COLORADO TODAY WITH ANOTHER STORM ON THE HORIZON...



.A WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO BRING WIDESPREAD SNOW TO EASTERN

UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON. THE UPPER TROUGH AND

SURFACE COLD FRONT ARE MOVING ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN

COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON BRINGING SOME CONVECTIVE SHOWERS TO THE

REGION. THESE SHOWERS WILL PRODUCE QUICK BURSTS OF SNOW AS THEY

MOVE OVERHEAD. ONCE THE TROUGH AND COLD FRONT MOVE OUT OF THE

AREA...WINDS WILL BACK TO THE NORTHWEST ALLOWING SNOW TO CONTINUE

UNDER FAVORABLE OROGRAPHIC CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY FOR THE NORTHERN

AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.



ACCOMPANYING THE SNOW WILL BE STRONG GUSTY WINDS. BLOWING AND

DRIFTING SNOW CONTINUE TO BE SIGNIFICANT OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES.

TRAVELERS GOING INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY THROUGH TONIGHT SHOULD PLAN

ACCORDINGLY.



ONCE PRECIPITATION ENDS FROM THE CURRENT STORM...ANOTHER SYSTEM WILL

DROP DOWN FROM THE NORTHWEST BRINGING MORE SNOWFALL TO COLORADO

AND UTAH. CURRENT THINKING BRINGS SNOWFALL TO NORTHERN AREAS OF

COLORADO AND UTAH AS EARLY AS WEDNESDAY EVENING BEFORE SLOWLY

MOVING SOUTHWARD THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. A SPECIAL WEATHER

STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED TO DIFFERENTIATE THE TWO STORMS AND

DISCUSS ANY SPECIFICS RELEVANT TO THE NEXT SYSTEM.



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Sunday, February 12, 2012

WINTER STORM WARNING

A trough of low pressure moving through the Great Basin, will bring significant snowfall, favoring the southern and central mountains where up to a foot of new snow will fall by midday Monday. The San Juan Mountains will receive the highest amounts, with significant amounts extending southward to the New Mexico border from Durango to Pagosa Springs. Winter Storm Warnings are in place for those areas. In addition Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for many of the other mountains and plateaus of western Colorado and Eastern Utah. Most other valleys will see a mixture of rain and snow, with little accumulation. Isolated thunderstorms are possible today as well, enhancing precipitation rates. Another stronger storm will follow, beginning Monday night and continuing into early Wednesday, This storm will bring more precipitation and colder temperatures