Elkhead and Park Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 05:02 AM MDT die 01o October, anno 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 9 am this morning to midnight MDT tonight above 9000 feet...

* timing...above 9000 feet...snow will increase this morning with frequent snow showers this afternoon. Snow will continue into the early evening hours before tapering off late this evening.

* Snow accumulation...2 to 5 inches with the highest amounts above 10000 feet. Little accumulation is expected below 9000 feet...although wet snow is likely.

* Snow level...around 9000 to 10000 feet this morning...dropping to around 9000 feet this afternoon.

* Winds...west 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Impacts...mountain passes will become slick and treacherous. Travelers should be prepared for this early season snow with proper winter weather tires...and by carrying a winter weather emergency kit.

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.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:57 am MDT on October 1, 2014

The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Wednesday. The first value is rainfall or water amounts in snow, and the second value is snowfall, when appropriate. Amounts are in inches.

Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour stations:

Craig, 0.16. Meeker, 0.22.

Official climate stations of western colorado:

4 miles southwest of Craig, 0.28. 1 mile east of Rangely, 0.22.

Official climate stations of eastern utah:

Arches National Park Headquarters, 0.13. Jarvie ranch, 0.19.

Unofficial stations:

Gothic, 0.19, 2.5. 1 mile southeast of Steamboat Springs, 0.29. 2 miles north of Wolcott, 0.13.

Climate reference network sites of western colorado:

11 miles northeast of Montrose, 0.13.

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