Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1235 PM MST SUN JAN 17 2016

ANOTHER NOTABLE YET QUICK MOVING WINTER STORM HAS AFFECTED
EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO OVER THE PAST 26 HOURS.
THIS STORM HAS FOCUSED ON THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO
MOUNTAINS. PRELIMINARY AMOUNTS FOLLOW.

ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS... 10 TO 24 INCHES

FLATTOPS... 8 TO 16 INCHES

GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS... 3 TO 7 INCHES

EASTERN UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN... 8 TO 12 INCHES


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

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

COLORADO

...DELTA COUNTY...
   5 NNW CEDAREDGE        1.0   936 AM  1/17  TRAINED SPOTTER

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   2 SSW VAIL            15.0   700 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL
   2 W VAIL              11.5   721 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL
   5 NE SNOWMASS          6.8   800 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   1 N TRAPPER LAKE       9.0   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   GLENWOOD SPRINGS       7.3   800 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL
   1 ESE SILT             6.2  1006 AM  1/17  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NW GLENWOOD SPRING   5.4   800 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   20 W CRESTED BUTTE    19.0   859 AM  1/17  TRAINED SPOTTER
   GOTHIC                 4.0   923 AM  1/17  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 N KEBLER PASS        1.0   430 PM  1/16  SKI AREA

...MESA COUNTY...
   1 N POWDERHORN SKI     3.0  1040 AM  1/16  24 HOUR SNOWFALL
   1 NE POWDERHORN SKI    1.0   930 AM  1/17  TRAINED SPOTTER

...OURAY COUNTY...
   RED MOUNTAIN PASS     11.0   800 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL
   MONUMENT HIGHWAY 550   8.0   800 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   3 N MCCLURE PASS      10.5   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   7 ENE MARBLE          10.0   700 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL
   4 SW INDEPENDENCE PA   9.0   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   2 WNW WOODY CREEK      8.0   646 AM  1/17  TRAINED SPOTTER

...RIO BLANCO COUNTY...
   9 NNW TRAPPER LAKE    10.5   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...ROUTT COUNTY...
   1 NW CLARK            21.0   845 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL
   1 SW HAHNS PEAK       16.0   830 AM  1/17  TRAINED SPOTTER
   4 NNW HAHNS PEAK      15.0   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   7 NNW RABBIT EARS PA  13.5   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   5 W MOUNT ZIRKEL      13.5   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   4 NNE STEAMBOAT SPRI  13.5   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   6 SW RABBIT EARS PAS  12.0   400 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   3 ESE STEAMBOAT SPRI   9.0   730 AM  1/17  24 HOUR TOTAL
   1 SE STEAMBOAT SPRIN   4.0  1040 PM  1/16  NEW SNOW SINCE 7 AM

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   COAL BANK PASS         2.5  1100 AM  1/16  24 HOUR SNOWFALL
   MOLAS PASS             1.5  1100 AM  1/16  24 HOUR SNOWFALL

...SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...
   2 WSW TELLURIDE        3.0   540 AM  1/17  SKI AREA


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

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

COLORADO

...DELTA COUNTY...
   PARK RSVR              3.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...DOLORES COUNTY...
   BLACK MESA             3.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   SCOTCH CREEK           3.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   VAIL MOUNTAIN          7.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   BISON LAKE             9.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   MCCLURE PASS          12.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   SCHOFIELD PASS         9.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   BUTTE MOUNTAIN         3.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   CRESTED BUTTE          1.5  1100 AM  1/16  W CO COOP SITE

...HINSDALE COUNTY...
   SLUMGULLION            4.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...MESA COUNTY...
   GRAND JUNCTION         0.2  1100 AM  1/16  AVIATION SITE

...OURAY COUNTY...
   RED MOUNTAIN PASS      7.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   IDARADO                4.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...RIO BLANCO COUNTY...
   RIPPLE CREEK          13.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   CROSHO                 9.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...ROUTT COUNTY...
   LOST DOG              19.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   TOWER                 16.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   RABBIT EARS           15.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   LYNX PASS              9.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...SAGUACHE COUNTY...
   UPPER TAYLOR           6.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   BEARTOWN               7.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   MINERAL CREEK          4.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL
   MOLAS LAKE             3.0   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL

UTAH

...UINTAH COUNTY...
   KINGS CABIN            1.5   800 AM  1/17  SNOTEL


**********************24 HOUR PRECIPITATION**********************

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

COLORADO

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   RIFLE                 0.02  1100 AM  1/16  AVIATION SITE

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   CRESTED BUTTE         0.11  1100 AM  1/16  W CO COOP SITE

...MESA COUNTY...
   GRAND JUNCTION 9W     0.01  1100 AM  1/16  W CO CRN SITE
   GRAND JUNCTION        0.01  1100 AM  1/16  AVIATION SITE

...MOFFAT COUNTY...
   CRAIG                 0.03  1100 AM  1/16  AVIATION SITE
   CRAIG 30N             0.03  1100 AM  1/16  W CO CRN SITE
   DINOSAUR 2E           0.03  1100 AM  1/16  W CO CRN SITE

...MONTEZUMA COUNTY...
   CORTEZ 8SE            0.03  1100 AM  1/16  W CO CRN SITE
   CORTEZ                0.01  1100 AM  1/16  AVIATION SITE

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   ASPEN                 0.05  1100 AM  1/16  AVIATION SITE

...RIO BLANCO COUNTY...
   MEEKER                0.03  1100 AM  1/16  AVIATION SITE


***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************

LOCATION             MAX WIND     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                        GUST            OF
                         MPH    MEASUREMENT

COLORADO

...OURAY COUNTY...
   MOUNT ABRAMS            80   600 AM  1/17  MESONET

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   2 SW SWAMP ANGEL        74   500 AM  1/17  MESONET
   1 ESE RED MOUNTAIN P    61   500 AM  1/17  MESONET

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TGJT



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