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Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
247 PM MST MON FEB 23 2015

A STRONG AND COMPLEX WINTER STORM BEGAN AFFECTING NORTHERN AREAS
FRIDAY. THE STORM CONTINUED ON SATURDAY, WHILE MOVING INTO CENTRAL
AREAS. BY SUNDAY AND TODAY, THE STORM HAS SHIFTED TO AFFECT SOUTHERN
AREAS. SNOWFALL ESTIMATES FOR NORTHERN AREAS ARE 6 INCHES TO 1.7
FEET. CENTRAL AREAS RECEIVED AN ESTIMATED 1 TO 1.5 FEET. SOUTHERN
AREAS RECEIVED AN ESTIMATED 1.5 TO 2.5 FEET. MANY VALLEY AREAS WERE
BELOW THESE HIGHER ESTIMATES. OF PARTICULAR NOTE... THE HIGHWAY 550
CORRIDOR FROM COLONA TO MONTROSE RECEIVED 1.5 FEET TO NEARLY 2 FEET
OF SNOW WITH THIS STORM.

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

COLORADO

...ARCHULETA COUNTY...
   4 WSW PAGOSA SPRINGS  17.7  1208 PM  2/23  STORM TOTAL
   PAGOSA SPRINGS        16.0  1240 PM  2/23  EMERGENCY MNGR

...DELTA COUNTY...
   PARK RSVR              7.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   CRAWFORD               7.0   832 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   DELTA                  6.0   834 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   5 W HOTCHKISS          5.5  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 0.52 INCHES
   OVERLAND RSVR          3.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   5 SSW CEDAREDGE        2.5   610 PM  2/22  PUBLIC

...DOLORES COUNTY...
   EL DIENTE PEAK        19.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   LIZARD HEAD PASS      18.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   SCOTCH CREEK          14.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   RICO                  13.0   753 PM  2/22  PUBLIC

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   GYPSUM                 1.8   837 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   1 WSW VAIL             1.6  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 0.14 INCHES

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   BISON LAKE             3.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   DOUGLAS PASS           3.0   630 AM  2/23  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
   SILT                   2.5   837 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   TRAPPER LAKE           2.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   11 S CIMMARON         13.5  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 0.90 INCHES
   6 N CRESTED BUTTE     13.0  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 0.87 INCHES
   SCHOFIELD PASS        12.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   BUTTE MOUNTAIN        10.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   PORPHYRY CREEK        10.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   PARK CONE             10.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   NORTH LOST TRAIL       9.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   1 N GUNNISON           7.0   611 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   POWDERHORN             4.0   451 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   MCCLURE PASS           3.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   3 N KEBLER PASS        2.0   430 PM  2/22  SKI AREA

...HINSDALE COUNTY...
   WEMINUCHE CREEK       26.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   UPPER RIO GRANDE      15.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   SLUMGULLION           13.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...LA PLATA COUNTY...
   5 NE VALLECITO        24.3   800 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   VALLECITO             22.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   COLUMBUS BASIN        21.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   7 N BAYFIELD          21.2   700 AM  2/23  STORM TOTAL SO FAR.
   15 NE DURANGO         18.0   854 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   STUMP LAKES           16.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   DURANGO               14.0   730 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   6 SSW COAL BANK PASS  14.0  1054 PM  2/22  SKI AREA
   5 NW BAYFIELD         12.0   600 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   1 N VALLECITO         11.2   431 PM  2/22  AS OF 330PM
   1 N DURANGO           10.0   439 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   IGNACIO                9.0   647 AM  2/23  STORM TOTAL AMOUNT
   4 SE DURANGO           8.0   432 PM  2/22  AS OF 3PM
   BAYFIELD               6.0   441 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   3 N IGNACIO            4.0   145 PM  2/22  AT ABOUT 6700 FEET.

...MESA COUNTY...
   MESA LAKES             4.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   1 N POWDERHORN SKI A   4.0   533 PM  2/22  SKI AREA
   POWDERHORN SKI         1.5   310 PM  2/22  NWS EMPLOYEE

...MINERAL COUNTY...
   UPPER SAN JUAN        33.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...MONTEZUMA COUNTY...
   YELLOW JACKET 4NE     22.0  1112 AM  2/23  STORM TOTAL
   SHARKSTOOTH           21.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   ARRIOLA               16.0  1251 PM  2/23  HALF MILE VSBY
   MANCOS                15.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   2 NW ARRIOLA          14.0   621 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   5 ENE DOLORES          9.3  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 1.14 INCHES
   2 E LEWIS              8.0   548 PM  2/22  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 W MANCOS             7.0   453 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   1 WSW CORTEZ           6.1   529 PM  2/22  AS OF 3PM.
   4 ENE YELLOW JACKET    5.0  1112 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SW CORTEZ            4.1  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 0.84 INCHES
   11 ESE HOVENWEEP NM    2.0   151 PM  2/22  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MONTROSE COUNTY...
   3 ESE MONTROSE        18.2  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 1.19 INCHES
   4 WNW MONTROSE        17.8  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 1.28 INCHES
   MONTROSE              17.0   710 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 E MONTROSE          14.9   510 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   6 SSE MONTROSE        14.0  1147 PM  2/22  REPORTED AT SOLAR ROAD
   7 ENE MONTROSE        12.6  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 0.99 INCHES
   1 SE MONTROSE         12.5  1206 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   COLUMBINE PASS        12.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   2 SE MONTROSE         11.5   940 PM  2/22  AS OF 850PM
   NUCLA                  9.0   650 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 NNE OLATHE           8.5  1000 AM  2/23  SWE 0.53 INCHES
   NATURITA               8.0   825 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   7 W OLATHE             8.0   630 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   BEDROCK                4.0   652 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   OLATHE                 1.5  1221 PM  2/22  PUBLIC

...OURAY COUNTY...
   COLONA                22.0  1139 AM  2/23  SINCE 8 AM YESTERDAY
   RED MOUNTAIN PASS     19.0   800 AM  2/23  CAIC
   9 NW RIDGWAY          15.0   839 AM  2/23  PUBLIC
   MONUMENT (HIGHWAY 55  14.0   800 AM  2/23  SWE 0.95 INCHES
   RIDGWAY               11.0   947 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   IDARADO                9.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   7 NW RIDGWAY           7.0   811 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   12 N RIDGWAY           5.0   145 PM  2/22  PUBLIC

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   7 ENE MARBLE           7.0   526 PM  2/22  SKI AREA
   KILN                   4.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   IVANHOE                4.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...ROUTT COUNTY...
   BEAR RIVER             2.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   LYNX PASS              2.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...SAGUACHE COUNTY...
   UPPER TAYLOR           9.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   SPUD MOUNTAIN         31.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   COAL BANK PASS        26.0   800 AM  2/23  SWE 2.65 INCHES
   MOLAS PASS            21.0   800 AM  2/23  SWE 1.8 INCHES
   MOLAS LAKE            20.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   SILVERTON             20.0   152 PM  2/23  CO-OP OBSERVER
   CASCADE #2            19.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   MINERAL CREEK         16.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   CASCADE               16.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...
   LONE CONE             18.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   TELLURIDE             12.0   506 AM  2/23  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 WSW NORWOOD          8.0  1050 PM  2/22  PUBLIC
   2 WSW TELLURIDE        7.0   540 PM  2/22  SKI AREA

UTAH

...GRAND COUNTY...
   EAST WILLOW CREEK      1.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   CAMP JACKSON          14.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   BUCKBOARD FLAT        12.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   (BLUFF)BLUFF           8.0  1226 PM  2/23  CO-OP OBSERVER
   LASAL MOUNTAIN-LOW     4.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   MONTICELLO             4.0   749 PM  2/22  LAW ENFORCEMENT
   CANYONLANDS NP - NEC   3.0   135 PM  2/22  CO-OP OBSERVER


**********************24 HOUR SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION              24 HOUR     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

COLORADO

...DELTA COUNTY...
   PARK RSVR              7.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   OVERLAND RSVR          3.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...DOLORES COUNTY...
   EL DIENTE PEAK        19.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   LIZARD HEAD PASS      18.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   SCOTCH CREEK          14.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   BISON LAKE             3.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   TRAPPER LAKE           2.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   SCHOFIELD PASS        12.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   PORPHYRY CREEK        10.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   BUTTE MOUNTAIN        10.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   PARK CONE             10.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   NORTH LOST TRAIL       9.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   MCCLURE PASS           3.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...HINSDALE COUNTY...
   WEMINUCHE CREEK       26.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   UPPER RIO GRANDE      15.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   SLUMGULLION           13.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...LA PLATA COUNTY...
   VALLECITO             22.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   COLUMBUS BASIN        21.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   STUMP LAKES           16.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...MESA COUNTY...
   MESA LAKES             4.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...MINERAL COUNTY...
   UPPER SAN JUAN        33.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...MONTEZUMA COUNTY...
   SHARKSTOOTH           21.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   MANCOS                15.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...MONTROSE COUNTY...
   COLUMBINE PASS        12.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...OURAY COUNTY...
   RED MOUNTAIN PASS     18.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   IDARADO                9.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   KILN                   4.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   IVANHOE                4.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...ROUTT COUNTY...
   LYNX PASS              2.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   BEAR RIVER             2.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...SAGUACHE COUNTY...
   UPPER TAYLOR           9.6   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   SPUD MOUNTAIN         31.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   MOLAS LAKE            20.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   CASCADE #2            19.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   MINERAL CREEK         16.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   CASCADE               16.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...
   LONE CONE             18.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

UTAH

...GRAND COUNTY...
   EAST WILLOW CREEK      1.2   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   CAMP JACKSON          14.4   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   BUCKBOARD FLAT        12.0   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL
   LASAL MOUNTAIN-LOW     4.8   800 AM  2/23  SNOTEL

$$

TGJT


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