Strong winter storm to end 2022 and begin 2023

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Southwest San Juan Mountains

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Winter Storm Watch

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Saturday, December 31, 12:00 AM MST

Monday, January 2, 2:00 PM MST

Source: U.S. National Weather Service

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON… * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet with locally higher amounts possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. * WHERE…Portions of southwest and west-central Colorado including Grand and Battlement Mesas, Gore and Elk Mountains, West Elk and Sawatch Mountains, Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide, and the Northwest and Southwest San Juan Mountains. * WHEN…From late Friday night through Monday afternoon. * IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially on ridge tops. A detailed map of the snowfall can be found at: www.weather.gov/gjt/winter. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Expect periodic breaks in showers as well as decreased intensity at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.