Northwestern San Juan Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 7:35 AM MDT Mar. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon MDT
Wednesday above 9000 feet...

* locations include... Telluride, Silverton, and Rico.

* Timing... snow will continue through late Wednesday morning,
though there will be lulls along with the moderate to heavy snow
at times.

* Snow accumulation... an additional 4 to 6 inches of new snow
bringing total snowfall of 8 to 14 inches, mainly above 9000
feet with lesser amounts below. Locally higher amounts above
10,000 feet.

* Snow level... snow levels will rise to near 8500 feet during the
day, then lower below mountain bases tonight.

* Winds... north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Visibility... lowering to less than 1/2 mile at times in heavier
snow showers.

* Impacts... high elevation roadways will be slick and snowpacked,
especially US-550 over Molas Pass and Red Mountain Pass as well
as Lizard Head Pass on Hwy 145. In addition, snow and areas of
blowing snow will reduce visibility.

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.





735 am MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon MDT
Wednesday above 9000 feet...

* locations include... Telluride, Silverton, and Rico.

* Timing... snow will continue through late Wednesday morning,
though there will be lulls along with the moderate to heavy snow
at times.

* Snow accumulation... an additional 4 to 6 inches of new snow
bringing total snowfall of 8 to 14 inches, mainly above 9000
feet with lesser amounts below. Locally higher amounts above
10,000 feet.

* Snow level... snow levels will rise to near 8500 feet during the
day, then lower below mountain bases tonight.

* Winds... north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Visibility... lowering to less than 1/2 mile at times in heavier
snow showers.

* Impacts... high elevation roadways will be slick and snowpacked,
especially US-550 over Molas Pass and Red Mountain Pass as well
as Lizard Head Pass on Hwy 145. In addition, snow and areas of
blowing snow will reduce visibility.

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.