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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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