Four Corners/Upper Dolores River Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 7:02 AM MST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MST
Saturday...

* locations include the cities of... Cortez... Dove Creek...
Mancos... Durango... Bayfield... Ignacio... Pagosa Springs.

* Timing... light to moderate snowfall will continue this morning
with a lull in the snowfall expected this afternoon. Snow then
picks back up tonight through Saturday morning.

* Snow accumulation... 5 to 10 inches with locally higher amounts
possible especially at higher elevations.

* Winds... southwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Impacts... mountain roadways will become snow packed overnight
with winter driving conditions continuing through the weekend.
Visibilities will be reduced to under a half mile 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.