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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
908 AM MST SUN DEC 14 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION REPORTS FROM
WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH, ENDING AROUND 8 AM SUNDAY. 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,                                   0.43.
CORTEZ,                                  0.25.
CRAIG,                                   0.22.
DURANGO,                                 0.38.
GRAND JUNCTION,                          0.34,       T.
MEEKER,                                  0.22.
RIFLE,                                   0.20.
CANYONLANDS AIRPORT,                     0.20.
VERNAL,                                  0.19.


OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS OF WESTERN COLORADO:

8 MILES EAST OF IGNACIO,                 0.18,     1.8.
MASSADONA,                                         1.5.
2 MILES NORTH OF PARADOX,                0.17.
3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RIFLE,              0.25.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,                       0.26,     3.8.


OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS OF EASTERN UTAH:

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS,       0.35.
CEDAR POINT,                             0.60,     1.0.
JARVIE RANCH,                            0.23.
1 MILE SOUTH OF VERNAL,                  0.17.


UNOFFICIAL STATIONS:

33 MILES NORTH OF CRAIG,                 0.61,     4.5.
GOTHIC,                                  0.22,     3.0.
5 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOTCHKISS,          0.18,     1.0.
1 MILE EAST OF SILT,                     0.24.
1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,   0.28,     3.2.
ARRIOLA,                                           4.0.
5 MILES NORTHWEST OF MACK,               0.21.
SNOWMASS SKI,                            0.19,     5.9.
TELLURIDE SKI,                           0.80,    13.0.
4 MILES NORTHWEST OF WOODY CREEK,                  5.0.


CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK SITES OF WESTERN COLORADO:

8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CORTEZ,             0.35.
2 MILES EAST OF DINOSAUR,                0.23.
11 MILES NORTHEAST OF MONTROSE,          0.36.



ADDITIONAL UNOFFICIAL REPORTS. PLEASE NOTE THAT REPORTS FROM
SNOTELS ARE ESTIMATED.

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

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

COLORADO

...ARCHULETA COUNTY...
   4 WSW PAGOSA SPRINGS   1.7  1013 PM 12/13  PUBLIC

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   2 SW EAGLE-VAIL        6.0   745 AM 12/14  SKI AREA
   2 SSW VAIL             5.0   716 AM 12/14  SKI AREA
   EAGLE                  2.0   931 PM 12/13  PUBLIC
   WOLCOTT                1.0   812 AM 12/14  NWS EMPLOYEE

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   NEW CASTLE             3.0   600 AM 12/14  PUBLIC
   SILT                   2.0   727 AM 12/14  NWS EMPLOYEE

...LA PLATA COUNTY...
   3 NE LA PLATA         11.1  1201 AM 12/14  SNOTEL
   9 NE VALLECITO         9.9  1201 AM 12/14  SNOTEL

...MOFFAT COUNTY...
   CRAIG                  1.0   934 PM 12/13  PUBLIC

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   2 WNW WOODY CREEK      5.0   700 AM 12/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...ROUTT COUNTY...
   1 SE STEAMBOAT SPGS    2.1   405 AM 12/14  STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   COAL BANK PASS        13.2  1201 AM 12/14  SNOTEL
   1 SW SWAMP ANGEL       8.8  1201 AM 12/14  SNOTEL

...SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...
   2 WSW TELLURIDE        9.0   630 AM 12/14  SKI AREA
   NORWOOD                2.0   933 PM 12/13  PUBLIC

UTAH

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   4 NE ABAJAO SNOTEL    13.2  1201 AM 12/14  SNOTEL


A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM CONTINUED TO PRODUCE SNOW OVER MANY MOUNTAIN
LOCATIONS OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO OVERNIGHT.  AS OF
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING, PARTIALLY BASED ON AUTOMATED SENSORS SCATTERED
THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS OF THE REGION, STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
ARE AS FOLLOWS:  ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO NEW
SNOWFALL RANGED FROM 5 TO 13 INCHES. ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND WEST
CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS, ESTIMATED AMOUNTS WERE 3 TO 7 INCHES.
IN EASTERN UTAH, THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS RECEIVED 5 TO 13
INCHES, WHILE THE NORTHEAST UTAH MOUNTAINS RECEIVED 2 TO 5 INCHES OF
NEW SNOW.

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