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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
759 AM MST MON DEC 15 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION REPORTS FROM
WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH, ENDING AROUND 8 AM MONDAY. THE
FIRST VALUE IS RAINFALL OR WATER AMOUNTS IN SNOW, AND THE SECOND
VALUE IS SNOWFALL, WHEN APPROPRIATE. AMOUNTS ARE IN INCHES.


WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH 24 HOUR AIRPORT STATIONS:

ASPEN,                                   0.13.
CRAIG,                                   0.13.


UNOFFICIAL STATIONS:

2 MILES NORTH OF AVON,                   0.22,     3.0.
2 MILES NORTH OF WOLCOTT,                0.20,     2.0.
SNOWMASS SKI,                            0.29,     7.9.


CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK SITES OF WESTERN COLORADO:

11 MILES NORTHEAST OF MONTROSE,          0.11.


...ESTIMATED STORM TOTAL MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL...

THE LATEST EARLY WINTER STORM SYSTEM PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT SNOW OVER
THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO. LOOKING AT THE
48 HOUR PERIOD FROM 5 AM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH 5 AM MONDAY
MORNING, ESTIMATED SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST COLORADO, ESTIMATED SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS GENERALLY RANGED FROM 5 TO 12 INCHES, ALTHOUGH NEAR RABBIT
EARS PASS 17.8 INCHES WAS ESTIMATED TO HAVE FALLEN, AND AT THE DRY
LAKE SITE 15.4 INCHES WAS ESTIMATED.

ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF WEST CENTRAL COLORADO, NEW SNOW WAS
ESTIMATED AT 4 TO 10 INCHES, WITH 13.2 INCHES AT MCCOY PARK.

AND ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO, NEW SNOW GENERALLY
RANGED FROM 4 TO 12 INCHES, WITH 13.2 INCHES ESTIMATED NEAR RED
MOUNTAIN PASS.

ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST UTAH, NEW SNOW RANGED FROM 5 TO 8
INCHES.

AND ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST UTAH, 5 TO 10
INCHES OF NEW SNOW FELL, WITH 14.3 INCHES ESTIMATED AT LA SAL
MOUNTAIN.

THESE SNOW AMOUNTS ARE ESTIMATED BASED ON READINGS OBTAINED FROM
REMOTE SENSORS SCATTERED THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN UTAH AND
WESTERN COLORADO. ALL SENSORS ARE LOCATED AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8200
FEET.

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