...Blizzard Warning in effect until midnight MST tonight above 8000 feet... ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM MST this evening below 8000 feet...
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Blizzard Warning above 8000 feet...which is in effect until midnight MST tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect below 8000 feet until 6 PM MST this evening.
* Timing...periods of snow will continue through this afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected to fall this morning.
* Snow accumulation...6 to 10 inches.
* Winds...northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 75 mph above 8000 feet.
* Impacts...blowing and drifting snow will create whiteout conditions at times. The combination of snow...blowing snow and fog will limit visibility below 1/4 mile at times including Douglas Pass.
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.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle.