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SNOW TAPERS OFF, BONE-CHILLING COLD REMAINS

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A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT 1 TO 3 INCHES OF FRESH SNOWFALL THROUGH THIS MORNING... WITH HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OVER THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN SUMMITS... AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAIN SUMMITS... NEAR THE COLORADO LINE.

* TIMING... SNOW THIS MORNING WILL TAPER OFF BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS... SOUTHEAST WINDS TO 15 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 25 MPH WILL DECREASE SPEED TO 10 MPH OR LESS BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LEVELS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... EXPECT SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH ROADS SNOW COVERED AND SLICK... WITH ROAD CLOSURES POSSIBLE DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. GUSTY MORNING WINDS AND COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PUSH WIND CHILL TO 30 BELOW LOCALLY... WITH FROSTBITE POSSIBLE ON EXPOSED SKIN WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS... DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...

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