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Avalanche Warning

COZ010-201815-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
908 AM MST MON FEB 19 2018

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.

AN AVALANCHE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE MOUNTAINS AROUND ASPEN

* TIMING...BEGAN AT 06:00 AM ON MONDAY 2/19/2018...EXPIRES AT 5:00
  PM MST ON TUESDAY 2/20/2018.

* AFFECTED AREAS...THIS WARNING INCLUDES... THE ELK MOUNTAINS NORTH
  OF THE DIVIDE...BASALT...RED TABLE...AND THE HARDSCRABBLE MOUNTAINS

* AVALANCHE DANGER...IS HIGH (LEVEL 4 OF 5)

* REASON...SNOWFALL AND STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL OVERLOAD OUR
  WEAK SNOWPACK AND RESULT IN LARGE NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED
  AVALANCHES IN MANY AREAS. AVALANCHES CAN RUN INTO THE VALLEY
  BOTTOMS.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...AVALANCHE CONDITIONS ARE VERY
  DANGEROUS. HUMAN TRIGGERED AND NATURAL AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY.
  TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

 CONSULT WWW.COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

COOPERSTEIN

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
847 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

COZ010-200000-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-180220T1500Z/
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Including the cities of Aspen, Vail, and Snowmass
847 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
  Additional accumulations of 3 to 7 inches with locally higher
  amounts expected, especially near McClure Pass.

* WHERE...Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow showers of moderate to heavy
  intensity will continue today into tonight. Winds gusting as
  high as 45 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.
  Travel will be compromised with impacts likely over McClure
  Pass.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
439 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-201145-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
439 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Wind gusts up to 50 mph from the canyon country of eastern Utah
into southwest Colorado can be expected again today...with gusts
near 60 mph impacting travel over Douglas Pass. Snow will become
fairly widespread over the mountains though there will be a
showery nature to the snow as heavier bands of precipitation set
up in strong southwest flow. Travel will be impacted over
mountains roadways.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Snow...moderate to heavy a times...continues again early Tuesday
with a gradual downturn in the precipitation through the
afternoon. Areas of blowing and drifting snow along will continue
to create difficult travel conditions. Much cooler conditions can
be expected the remainder of the week as a more wintry pattern is
setting up. Additional snowfall is anticipated through out the
upcoming week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected today or tonight, however
spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts to the
National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

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Avalanche Watch

COZ010-012-019-058-060-061-068-201700-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
846 AM MST SUN FEB 18 2018

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.

Avalanche watch in effect. THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE WATCH

* TIMING...Issued at 8 AM MST Sunday for dangerous avalanche
  conditions beginning Monday morning.

* AFFECTED AREA...Affected areas include...the Elk Mountains,
  Basalt, Red Table and Hardscrabble Mountains, Ruby Range, West Elk
  Mountains, Mosquito Range, Sawatch Range, San Juan Mountains, La
  Plata Mountains, Needle Mountains, Grenadier Range.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...The avalanche danger could increase to
  HIGH(Level 4) Monday  morning if we meet or exceed the upper end
  of forecast snow totals.

* REASON...A powerful winter storm will move into Colorado Sunday
  night. Portions of the Central and Southern Mountains could see
  new snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet by Tuesday afternoon. Snow
  will be accompanied by very strong winds. Avalanche danger could
  rise to HIGH (Level 4). Natural avalanches will become likely and
  large dangerous human triggered avalanches breaking near the
  ground will become very likely.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Backcountry users should
  avoid traveling on or underneath any slope steeper than 30 degrees
  during the watch period. Pay attention to changing conditions and
  a rapidly increasing danger over the next 24 hours.

Consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed information.

Barlow

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