Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winter storm warning update

 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning currently in effect until today at midnight, February 5 at 12 AM MST. Please take proper precautions and be prepared when traveling up to Vail 2015. For more weather information please visit the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov.  

Just a reminder, race fans are encouraged to arrive early to have the best chance for a seat in the stands, seating is limited at the Red Tail Stadium. 


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
349 AM MST WED FEB 4 2015

COZ010-041900-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150205T0700Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL
349 AM MST WED FEB 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH UPWARDS
  OF 18 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS SURROUNDING AVON... VAIL...AND
  VAIL PASS.

* SNOW LEVEL...NEAR THE MOUNTAIN BASES. SNOW MAY BE MIXED WITH
  RAIN AT TIMES BELOW 8000 FEET.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. NEAR
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED AT WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS
  AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADS AND PASSES WILL BE SNOWPACKED AND ICY.
  STRONG GUSTY WINDS OVER EXPOSED RIDGES AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE WILL
  MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WITH NEAR
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.

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.