Winter Storm Watch

Areas Affected: Elkhead and Park Mountains; Flattops; Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus

NWS GrandJunction (Western Colorado and Eastern Utah)

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Friday morning.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...Rio Blanco...Columbine... Hahns Peak...Toponas...Buford...Trappers Lake.

* TIMING...Scattered snow showers develop by Wednesday afternoon and become more widespread Wednesday night and Thursday as colder air sweeps in. Snow will be heavy at times on Thursday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 to 16 inches possible with locally higher amounts on west and northwest facing slopes.

* WINDS...West to northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* IMPACTS...Travel and outdoor recreation may be impacted. Mountain roads and highways should be icy and snow packed with areas of blowing and drifting snow reducing visibility to under one mile at times.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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