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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 8:55 PM MST on February 25, 2017

Expires 2:00 AM EST on March 01, 2017


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Monday morning through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning
through Tuesday evening.

* Locations include... Silverton... Telluride... Rico... Dallas
Divide... Skyway... Crested Butte... Taylor Park... Aspen and many
of the major Highway and Interstate mountain passes.

* Timing... snow is likely to start over the higher peaks prior to
sunrise on Monday and become widespread and lower in elevation
through the day. Snow... heavy at times... will then continue at
least into Tuesday evening... with snow possibly lingering into
Wednesday for some areas.

* Snow accumulation... a foot or more of snow looks possible at
most locations in the Winter Storm Watch area. The storm track will
favor the southern Colorado mountains for especially heavy
snow... and storm totals may exceed 2 feet in certain locations.

* Winds... southwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph
above 9500 feet Monday through Tuesday morning. Winds gradually
turn westerly then northwest and decrease Tuesday afternoon.

* Visibility... reduced to less than a half mile at times in
moderate to heavy snow and blowing snow.

* Impacts... heavy snowfall and strong winds will quickly create hazardous
driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy to snowpacked
at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.





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Florida - Beach Hazard Statement
Georgia - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Idaho - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning
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Massachusetts - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Montana - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Nevada - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
New Hampshire - Areal Flood Watch
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
New York - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Public Information Statement
Oregon - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
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South Dakota - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Special Statement
Texas - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning
Utah - Areal Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch
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