NWS: Snow squall warning – Garfield and sorrounding counties

National Weather Service

2.22.23, 4:58 pmSnow squall warning until 5:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Slow down or delay travel! Be ready for a sudden drop to near zero visibility and icy roads in heavy snow.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Snow Squall Warning for…southwestern Eagle County in west central Colorado…

northwestern Pitkin County in west central Colorado…

northeastern Mesa County in west central Colorado…

southeastern Garfield County in west central Colorado…

* Until 530 PM MST.

* At 456 PM MST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line extending from near Gypsum to 21 miles east of Collbran, moving east at 30 mph.

HAZARD…Flash freeze on roads. Intense bursts of heavy snow. Gusty winds leading to blowing snow and visibility rapidly falling to less than one-quarter mile. Wind gusts greater than 50 mph could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects.

SOURCE…Radar and webcams.

IMPACT…Dangerous and life-threatening travel conditions are expected to develop rapidly in the warning area.

This includes the following highways:
Interstate 70 in Colorado between mile markers 110 and 154.
Colorado 82 between mile markers 1 and 21.
Colorado 131 between mile markers 3 and 4.
Colorado 133 between mile markers 59 and 68.

Locations impacted include…Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Gypsum, Carbondale, Basalt, Dotsero, Cattle Creek, El Jebel, Emma and Shoshone.


Wet roadways will quickly freeze. Black ice will cause roads, bridges, and overpasses to become slick and dangerous. Slow down and be prepared for a sudden loss of traction.

Slow down! Rapid changes in visibility and road conditions are expected with this dangerous snow squall. Be alert for sudden whiteout conditions.



NWS: Snow squall warning – Garfield and sorrounding counties