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Avalanche Warning

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
621 AM MST FRI JAN 18 2019

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

Avalanche Warning for the San Juan Mountains, Grand Mesa, Gunnison,
Aspen, and Steamboat zones.

* Timing: in effect from 6 AM MST Friday through 8 AM Saturday

* Affected Areas: Park Range, Flat Top Mountains, Elk Mountains,
  Ruby Range, West Elk Mountains, Grand Mesa, San Juan Mountains, La
  Garita Mountains

* Avalanche Danger: backcountry avalanche danger is HIGH

* Reason: heavy snowfall and strong winds have fallen on a very weak
  snowpack. Avalanche conditions are very dangerous. Natural and
  human-triggered avalanches are very likely, and will be large
  enough to bury a person.

* Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Backcountry travel in or
  below avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed information

Logan

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
529 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

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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-
529 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snow will continue over much of the area this morning with
snowfall becoming more concentrated over the Colorado mountains
and portions of the northwest Colorado plateau. Storm total
snowfall is expected to range between 8 and 16 inches with
locally higher amounts. The mountains of eastern Utah along with
the plateaus of western Colorado and the southwest San Juan
Mountains can expect snowfall amounts of 6 to 12 inches from this
storm. The central Yampa River basin in northwest Colorado can
expect 5 to 9 inches. Elsewhere, the upper Colorado River Valley,
the Gunnison basin and lower elevations of La Plata and Archuleta
counties can expect 3 to 6 inches of snow from this event. Gusty
winds will result in blowing and drifting snow which will create
travel difficulties, and may result in localized hazardous driving
conditions.

Light snow is expected to linger along the Continental Divide this
evening with just scattered showers remaining over the northwest
Colorado mountains late tonight. Additional accumulations are
expected to be light.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Light snow showers will linger over the Elkhead, Park and Flat Top
Mountains on Saturday with just a few showers possible over the
Gore Range. Snow becomes likely for much of eastern Utah and
western Colorado on Monday. Then occasional scattered light snow
is expected off and on over the forecast area from Tuesday into
Thursday.

.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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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
509 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

COZ010-182015-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-190119T0100Z/
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Including the cities of Aspen, Vail, and Snowmass
509 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches.
  Storm total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches.

* WHERE...Upper Yampa River Basin and Gore and Elk
  Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM MST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy
  blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect 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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Avalanche Watch

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
554 AM MST THU JAN 17 2019

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

AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS, and THE STEAMBOAT AND FLAT TOPS ZONE.


* TIMING...Issued at 6 AM MST on Tuesday January 17th for very
  dangerous avalanche conditions to begin Thursday evening and
  continue through Friday January 18th

* AFFECTED AREA...the San Juan Mountains, San Miguel Mountains, Rico
  Mountains, Uncompahgre Plateau, Dallas Divide, La Garita
  Mountains, La Plata Mountains, Needle Mountains, Grenadier Range,
  Elk and West Elk Mountains, Ruby Range, the Grand Mesa, the Park
  Range, and the Flat Top Mountains

* AVALANCHE DANGER...A HIGH(Level 4) avalanche danger will begin
  overnight if the forecast verifies.

* REASON...A powerful Winter storm will impact the Colorado high
  country over the next 36 hours. Expect a heavy snow load on a weak
  snowpack beginning late Thursday and continuing through Friday.
  The avalanche danger will rise rapidly. Avalanches will be large,
  easy to trigger and will release naturally.


* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Backcountry travel in
  avalanche terrain is not advised beginning Thursday evening. As
  heavy snow continues overnight, natural avalanche will release
  naturally and may run from mountain tops to valley floors.

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

Lazar

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