Avalanche Watch
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
612 AM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.

AVALANCHE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR COLORADO`S SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS, AND
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...ISSUED BY THE COLORADO AVALANCHE
INFORMATION CENTER.

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 6:00AM MST SUNDAY JANUARY 22 TO 12:00PM
  MST ON MONDAY JANUARY 23.

* AFFECTED AREAS...THE GRAND MESA ZONE...ASPEN ZONE...GUNNISON
  ZONE..AND ALL OF COLORADO`S SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING
  THE...ELK MOUNTAINS NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE DIVIDE...BASALT...RED
  TABLE MOUNTAINS...HARDSCRABBLE MOUNTAINS...RUBY RANGE...WEST ELK
  MOUNTAINS...GRAND MESA...SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SAN MIGUEL
  MOUNTAINS...RICO MOUNTAINS...UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU...DALLAS
  DIVIDE...LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET...LA PLATA
  MOUNTAINS...NEEDLE MOUNTAINS...GRENADIER RANGE.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL MAY INCREASE THE
  BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE DANGER AT ALL ELEVATIONS TO HIGH (LEVEL 4)
  BY MONDAY MORNING...BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD ANTICIPATE VERY
  DANGEROUS CONDITIONS AS THE SNOW ACCUMULATES.

* REASON...A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT COLORADO`S MOUNTAINS
  SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD
  PLAN ON RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS AND INCREASING AVALANCHE
  DANGER ON MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY. EXTRA CAUTION IS REQUIRED
  BEFORE VENTURING INTO AVALANCHE TERRAIN.

CONSULT WWW.COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

BARLOW

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