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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
136 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

A SLOW MOVING STORM IS OVER COLORADO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE
"CHRISTMAS" STORM HAS PROVIDED SNOW TO MANY LOCATIONS IN EASTERN UTAH
AND WESTERN COLORADO SINCE LATE ON THE 24TH. THE GRAND MESA HAS THUS
FAR RECEIVED THE MOST SNOWFALL FROM THIS STORM, PICKING UP AROUND 18
INCHES IN CERTAIN AREAS. THE FOLLOWING INCLUDE STORM TOTALS (SNOTELS
ARE ESTIMATED), AS WELL AS 24 HOUR VALUES.

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

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

COLORADO

...ARCHULETA COUNTY...
   PAGOSA SPRINGS         2.0   900 PM 12/25  LAW ENFORCEMENT

...DELTA COUNTY...
   PARK RSVR             18.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   GRAND MESA            18.0   247 PM 12/25  SNOTEL
   12 NNW BOWIE          11.0   249 PM 12/25  SNOTEL
   PAONIA 1SW             4.0   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   HOTCHKISS 5WNW         2.2   639 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   LAZEAR                 1.0   102 PM 12/25  VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

...DOLORES COUNTY...
   SCOTCH CREEK           4.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   LIZARD HEAD PASS       1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   EL DIENTE PEAK         1.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   VAIL MOUNTAIN          9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   AVON 2N                2.0   800 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   BISON LAKE             9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   1 N CARBONDALE         1.0  1239 PM 12/26  PUBLIC
   RIFLE 3ENE             0.6   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   MCCLURE PASS          10.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   GOTHIC                 8.0   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   CRESTED BUTTE          4.0   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   1 N GUNNISON           4.0   830 AM 12/26  PUBLIC
   PARK CONE              3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...HINSDALE COUNTY...
   WEMINUCHE CREEK        9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...LA PLATA COUNTY...
   VALLECITO              9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   STUMP LAKES            6.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   1 W DURANGO            5.0   500 PM 12/25  PUBLIC
   2 SW BREEN             5.0  1157 AM 12/26  AT 7000 FEET
   COLUMBUS BASIN         4.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   BAYFIELD 7N            4.4   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   LA PLATA               4.0   900 PM 12/25  LAW ENFORCEMENT
   HERMOSA                4.0   237 PM 12/25  STILL SNOWING
   DURANGO                3.5   436 PM 12/25  NEWSPAPER
   18 NNE DURANGO         3.0   635 AM 12/26  24 HOUR SNOWFALL
   BREEN                  3.0   700 PM 12/25  SNOWFALL SO FAR.
   IGNACIO 8E             2.1   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MESA COUNTY...
   10 S MESA             14.0   236 PM 12/25  CAIC
   3 E SKYWAY            10.0   245 PM 12/25  SNOTEL
   6 S MESA               8.2   845 AM 12/26  NWS EMPLOYEE
   DE BEQUE               4.5  1020 PM 12/25  TRAINED SPOTTER
   GLADE PARK 17W         4.0   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   GRAND JUNCTION         2.0  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE
   MESA 1E                1.6   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   4 W GRAND JUNCTION     1.5   725 AM 12/26  0.08 WATER EQUIVALENCE
   COLLBRAN 2SW           0.9   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   COLORADO NM            0.8   830 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   PALISADE               0.4   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MINERAL COUNTY...
   UPPER SAN JUAN        12.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...MOFFAT COUNTY...
   MASSADONA              4.0   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MONTEZUMA COUNTY...
   SHARKSTOOTH            9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   MANCOS                 7.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   CORTEZ                 2.1   847 AM 12/26  CO-OP OBSERVER

...MONTROSE COUNTY...
   COLUMBINE PASS        10.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   12 ENE COLUMBINE PAS   5.0   733 AM 12/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MONTROSE               1.0  1240 PM 12/26  PUBLIC
   PARADOX 2N             0.2   600 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...OURAY COUNTY...
   RED MOUNTAIN PASS      3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   MONUMENT (HIGHWAY 55   1.5  1200 PM 12/26  SWE 0.1 INCHES

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   KILN                   5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   NAST LAKE              5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   7 ENE MARBLE           3.9   600 AM 12/26  SKI AREA
   IVANHOE                1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...RIO BLANCO COUNTY...
   RANGELY 1E             4.0   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   CROSHO                 3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   RIPPLE CREEK           1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...ROUTT COUNTY...
   TOWER                  5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   ELK RIVER              5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   LOST DOG               5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   HAYDEN                 4.0   643 PM 12/25  SWE 0.22 INCHES
   DRY LAKE               3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   LYNX PASS              1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...SAGUACHE COUNTY...
   UPPER TAYLOR           5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   SPUD MOUNTAIN          9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   9 SW SILVERTON         9.0  1200 PM 12/26  CAIC
   6 NNW SILVERTON        6.0  1200 PM 12/26  SWE 0.6 INCHES... RMP
   CASCADE                6.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   CASCADE #2             4.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   5 SSW SILVERTON        4.5  1200 PM 12/26  CAIC
   MOLAS LAKE             1.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...
   LONE CONE              1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

UTAH

...DAGGETT COUNTY...
   HICKERSON PARK         7.2   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...GRAND COUNTY...
   EAST WILLOW CREEK      7.2   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   LA SAL MOUNTAIN        6.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   CANYONLANDS-NECK       2.0   817 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE
   MONTICELLO #2          0.5   700 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE

...UINTAH COUNTY...
   TROUT CREEK            3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   KINGS CABIN            1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   VERNAL                 1.0   256 PM 12/25  PUBLIC
   VERNAL 1S              0.8   700 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE


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

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

COLORADO

...DELTA COUNTY...
   PARK RSVR             18.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   PAONIA 1SW             4.0   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   HOTCHKISS 5WNW         2.2   639 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...DOLORES COUNTY...
   SCOTCH CREEK           4.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   LIZARD HEAD PASS       1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   EL DIENTE PEAK         1.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   VAIL MOUNTAIN          9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   AVON 2N                2.0   800 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   BISON LAKE             9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   RIFLE 3ENE             0.6   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   MCCLURE PASS          10.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   GOTHIC                 8.0   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   CRESTED BUTTE          4.0   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   PARK CONE              3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...HINSDALE COUNTY...
   WEMINUCHE CREEK        9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...LA PLATA COUNTY...
   VALLECITO              9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   STUMP LAKES            6.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   COLUMBUS BASIN         4.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   BAYFIELD 7N            4.4   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   IGNACIO 8E             2.1   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MESA COUNTY...
   GLADE PARK 17W         4.0   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   GRAND JUNCTION         2.0  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE
   MESA 1E                1.6   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   COLLBRAN 2SW           0.9   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   COLORADO NM            0.8   830 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   PALISADE               0.4   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MINERAL COUNTY...
   UPPER SAN JUAN        12.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...MOFFAT COUNTY...
   MASSADONA              4.0   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MONTEZUMA COUNTY...
   SHARKSTOOTH            9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   MANCOS                 7.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   CORTEZ                 2.1   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MONTROSE COUNTY...
   COLUMBINE PASS        10.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   PARADOX 2N             0.2   600 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...OURAY COUNTY...
   RED MOUNTAIN PASS      3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   KILN                   5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   NAST LAKE              5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   IVANHOE                1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...RIO BLANCO COUNTY...
   RANGELY 1E             4.0   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   CROSHO                 3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   RIPPLE CREEK           1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...ROUTT COUNTY...
   TOWER                  5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   ELK RIVER              5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   LOST DOG               5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   DRY LAKE               3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   LYNX PASS              1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...SAGUACHE COUNTY...
   UPPER TAYLOR           5.4   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   SPUD MOUNTAIN          9.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   CASCADE                6.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   CASCADE #2             4.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   MOLAS LAKE             1.5   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...
   LONE CONE              1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

UTAH

...DAGGETT COUNTY...
   HICKERSON PARK         7.2   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...GRAND COUNTY...
   EAST WILLOW CREEK      7.2   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   LA SAL MOUNTAIN        6.0   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   CANYONLANDS-NECK       2.0   817 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE
   MONTICELLO #2          0.5   700 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE

...UINTAH COUNTY...
   TROUT CREEK            3.6   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   KINGS CABIN            1.8   800 AM 12/26  SNOTEL
   VERNAL 1S              0.8   700 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE


********************STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION********************

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

COLORADO

...DELTA COUNTY...
   PAONIA 1SW            0.25   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   HOTCHKISS 5WNW        0.13   639 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   AVON 2N               0.11   800 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   RIFLE 3ENE            0.09   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   RIFLE                 0.05  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   GOTHIC                0.50   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   CRESTED BUTTE         0.25   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...LA PLATA COUNTY...
   BAYFIELD 7N           0.23   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   DURANGO               0.22   600 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   IGNACIO 8E            0.07   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   DURANGO 5S            0.03   900 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...MESA COUNTY...
   GLADE PARK 17W        0.29   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   MESA 1E               0.10   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   GRAND JUNCTION        0.10  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE
   COLLBRAN 2SW          0.08   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   COLORADO NM           0.08   830 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   PALISADE              0.02   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MOFFAT COUNTY...
   MASSADONA             0.38   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   CRAIG                 0.08  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

...MONTEZUMA COUNTY...
   CORTEZ                0.11   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MONTROSE COUNTY...
   MONTROSE              0.03  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE
   PARADOX 2N            0.03   600 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   ASPEN                 0.16  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

...RIO BLANCO COUNTY...
   RANGELY 1E            0.25   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   MEEKER                0.05  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

UTAH

...GRAND COUNTY...
   CANYONLANDS AIRPORT   0.01  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   CANYONLANDS-NECK      0.16   817 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE
   MONTICELLO #2         0.04   700 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE

...UINTAH COUNTY...
   VERNAL 1S             0.08   700 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE
   VERNAL                0.06  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE


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

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

COLORADO

...DELTA COUNTY...
   PAONIA 1SW            0.25   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   HOTCHKISS 5WNW        0.13   639 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   AVON 2N               0.11   800 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   RIFLE 3ENE            0.09   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   RIFLE                 0.05  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

...GUNNISON COUNTY...
   GOTHIC                0.50   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   CRESTED BUTTE         0.25   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...LA PLATA COUNTY...
   BAYFIELD 7N           0.23   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   DURANGO               0.22   600 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   IGNACIO 8E            0.07   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   DURANGO 5S            0.03   900 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION

...MESA COUNTY...
   GLADE PARK 17W        0.29   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   MESA 1E               0.10   700 AM 12/26  UNOFFICIAL STATION
   GRAND JUNCTION        0.10  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE
   COLLBRAN 2SW          0.08   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   COLORADO NM           0.08   830 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   PALISADE              0.02   700 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MOFFAT COUNTY...
   MASSADONA             0.38   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   CRAIG                 0.08  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

...MONTEZUMA COUNTY...
   CORTEZ                0.11   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...MONTROSE COUNTY...
   MONTROSE              0.03  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE
   PARADOX 2N            0.03   600 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE

...PITKIN COUNTY...
   ASPEN                 0.16  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

...RIO BLANCO COUNTY...
   RANGELY 1E            0.25   800 AM 12/26  W CO COOP SITE
   MEEKER                0.05  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

UTAH

...GRAND COUNTY...
   CANYONLANDS AIRPORT   0.01  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

...SAN JUAN COUNTY...
   CANYONLANDS-NECK      0.16   817 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE
   MONTICELLO #2         0.04   700 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE

...UINTAH COUNTY...
   VERNAL 1S             0.08   700 AM 12/26  E UT COOP SITE
   VERNAL                0.06  1100 AM 12/26  AVIATION SITE

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TGJT



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