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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 2:49 PM MST on December 20, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EST on December 23, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 am Sunday to
midnight MST Monday night...

* timing... snow will develop late tonight and continue through
Monday. The heaviest snow is expected to fall late Sunday
afternoon through Monday morning.

* Snow accumulation... 12 to 24 inches with locally higher amounts
possible.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Impacts... accumulating snow will result in icy and snow packed
roads and highways... especially over the mountain summits. The
combination of snow... blowing snow and fog will limit
visibility below 1 mile with near whiteout conditions at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:26 PM MST on December 20, 2014


The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation and snowfall
reports from western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am
Saturday. Amounts are in inches.


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Garfield County...
   Rifle 3.2 ENE 0.4 755 am 12/20 cocorahs
   Rifle 3ene 0.4 700 am 12/20 W co coop site
   Silt 1e 0.3 700 am 12/20 unofficial station

... Gunnison County...
   Gunnison 6.6 N 0.5 903 am 12/20 cocorahs
   Gothic 0.5 700 am 12/20 unofficial station

... Moffat County...
   Craig 33n 0.5 800 am 12/20 unofficial station

... Routt County...
   stmboat spgs 1se 0.3 659 am 12/20 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1 0.3 733 am 12/20 cocorahs


**********************24 hour precipitation**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     precipitation of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Garfield County...
   Rifle 3.2 ENE 0.02 755 am 12/20 cocorahs
   Rifle 3ene 0.02 700 am 12/20 W co coop site
   Glenwood Springs .64 0.01 825 am 12/20 cocorahs
   Silt 1e 0.01 700 am 12/20 unofficial station

... Gunnison County...
   Gunnison 6.6 N 0.02 903 am 12/20 cocorahs
   Gothic 0.02 700 am 12/20 unofficial station

... Moffat County...
   Craig 33n 0.03 800 am 12/20 unofficial station

... Routt County...
   stmboat spgs 1se 0.01 659 am 12/20 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1 0.01 733 am 12/20 cocorahs


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