Special Avalanche Bulletin
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
926 AM MST MON FEB 19 2018

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

THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL
AVALANCHE ADVISORY FOR PORTIONS OF COLORADO`S BACKCOUNTRY INCLUDING
THE STEAMBOAT AND FLAT TOPS ZONE...THE FRONT RANGE ZONE...THE VAIL
AND COUNTY ZONE...THE SAWATCH ZONE...AND THE NORTH SAN JUAN ZONE

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM MONDAY TO 9 AM TUESDAY MORNING.

* AFFECTED AREA...NORTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SAN MIGUEL
  MOUNTAINS...RICO MOUNTAINS...UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU...DALLAS DIVIDE,
  LA GARITA MOUNTAINS...PARK RANGE...ELK HEAD MOUNTAINS...RABBIT
  EARS PASS...FLAT TOP MOUNTAINS...MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...NEVER
  SUMMER MOUNTAINS...FRONT RANGE...INDIAN PEAKS...PIKES PEAK...
  WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...TEN MILE RANGE...GORE RANGE...ELK
  MOUNTAINS NEAR VAIL...MOSQUITO RANGE...AND THE SAWATCH RANGE

* REASON...THE SNOWPACK IS VERY WEAK AND THE RISK OF AN AVALANCHE
  ACCIDENT REMAINS HIGH THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND...AVALANCHES LARGE
  ENOUGH TO BURY OR KILL A PERSON ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
  DAYS.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...AVOID TRAVEL ON OR BELOW
  SLOPES STEEPER THAN ABOUT 30 DEGREES...DO NOT TRAVEL ALONE IN THE
  BACKCOUNTRY AND CARRY APPROPRIATE BACKCOUNTRY RESCUE
  GEAR...CONDITIONS COULD CHANGE QUICKLY AS A WINTER STORM ARRIVES
  MONDAY AFTERNOON

CONSULT WWW.COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

COOPERSTEIN

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