Forecast news: More snow on the way for the Continental Divide #COdrought #COwx

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From the National Weather Service Pueblo office:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 PM MST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST THURSDAY.

  • LOCATION…THE MOSQUITO AND SAWATCH MOUNTAIN RANGES ABOVE 11000 FEET.
  • CAUSE AND TIMING…A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION PRODUCING A PROLONGED PERIOD OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.
  • SNOW ACCUMULATION…4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
  • WIND…SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.
  • IMPACT…TRAVEL WILL BE SLICK AND HAZARDOUS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED AT TIMES ADDING TO THE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.
  • Here’s the forecast map from the National Weather Service Grand Junction office from earlier this morning:

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