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South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet

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Winter Storm Warning

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WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET- SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/ NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET- SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/ GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS... RABBIT EARS PASS...CAMERON PASS... LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE... ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS... BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE... EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL... INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS... WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK 1012 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING INCREASING IN INTENSITY LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 24 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. * WIND/VISIBILITY...MOUNTAIN TOP WIND GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THIS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAINS PASSES MAY FALL TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS...SLOW TRAVEL...SNOW PACKED ROADS...AND POOR VISIBILITY IN SPOTS. CHAIN LAWS WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR SEMI-TRAILERS AND BUSES TO TRAVEL OVER HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES. HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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