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Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
440 PM MDT SAT MAR 22 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY PRECIPITATION REPORTS FROM WESTERN
COLORADO. THE FIRST VALUE IS RAINFALL OR WATER AMOUNTS IN SNOW,
AND THE SECOND VALUE IS SNOWFALL, WHEN APPROPRIATE.


WESTERN COLORADO 24 HOUR AIRPORT STATIONS.
24 HOUR REPORTS ENDING AT 12 NOON.

CRAIG,                                   0.13.
MEEKER,                                  0.30.


OFFICIAL STATIONS.

CRESTED BUTTE,                           0.05,     0.5.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,                       0.23,     3.2.


UNOFFICIAL STATIONS,

GOTHIC,                                  0.03,     0.5.
1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,   0.08,     1.0.


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

SNOW BEGAN FALLING LATE FRIDAY EVENING OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
SPREADING SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING.  BY 1 PM SATURDAY,
THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO HAD GENERALLY RECEIVED
2 TO 6 INCHES OF NEW SNOW, WITH UP TO 9 INCHES IN AREAS NEAR THE
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SKI RESORT AND RABBIT EARS PASS.  LESSER AMOUNTS
FELL ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO WITH
GENERALLY UP TO 4 INCHES RECEIVED.

SNOW AMOUNTS BASED ON SNOTEL READINGS ARE ESTIMATED.

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

COLORADO

...EAGLE COUNTY...
   3 SW EAGLE-VAIL        4.0   100 PM  3/22  SNOTEL

...GARFIELD COUNTY...
   6 SW CATTLE CREEK      4.5  1229 PM  3/22  SKI AREA
   1 N TRAPPER LAKE       4.0   100 PM  3/22  SNOTEL

...MOFFAT COUNTY...
   CRAIG                  1.5   620 AM  3/22

...RIO BLANCO COUNTY...
   9 NNW TRAPPER LAKE     5.0   100 PM  3/22  SNOTEL
   8 WSW PHIPPSBURG       4.0   100 PM  3/22  SNOTEL

...ROUTT COUNTY...
   STEAMBOAT SKI AND RE   9.0   127 PM  3/22  STORM CHASER
   RABBIT EARS PASS       8.5   148 PM  3/22  STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL
   6 SW RABBIT EARS PASS  7.0   100 PM  3/22  SNOTEL
   7 NNW RABBIT EARS PASS 4.0   100 PM  3/22  SNOTEL
   4 NNE STEAMBOAT SPRGS  4.0   100 PM  3/22  SNOTEL
   STEAMBOAT SPRINGS      3.5   125 PM  3/22  STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL
   HAYDEN                 3.0   645 AM  3/22  PUBLIC
   1 SE STEAMBOAT SPRGS   2.9  1041 AM  3/22  TRAINED SPOTTER

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