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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
354 AM MST Tue Feb 27 2024

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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-
354 AM MST Tue Feb 27 2024

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northwest Colorado, southwest
Colorado, west central Colorado, east central Utah, northeast Utah
and southeast Utah.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

A powerful cold front sweeps through the region on today, bringing
with it strong winds, much colder temperatures, snow squalls, and
bands of heavy snow. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet are expected
in most mountain ranges along the Continental Divide. Heavy snow and
strong winds with gusts up to 70 mph in the mountains will result in
near blizzard conditions at times, making travel through the high
country extremely difficult if not impossible. Winter Storm Warnings
and Winter Advisories continue through this afternoon and evening
before expiring.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

A few mountain are possible Saturday ahead of the next storm to
impact the region this weekend. This system is likely to impact the
region on Sunday and Monday bringing the potential for another round
of significant mountain snow.

.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 Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
329 AM MST Tue Feb 27 2024

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Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-Flat Tops-
Including the cities of Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen,
Vail, Snowmass, Buford, and Trappers Lake
329 AM MST Tue Feb 27 2024

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10
  inches. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph.

* WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains, Gore and Elk
  Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys and Flat Tops.

* WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing
  snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially on ridge
  tops. The cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero could cause
  frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. A detailed
  map of the snowfall can be found at: www.weather.gov/gjt/winter.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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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
444 PM MST MON FEB 26 2024

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

...AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 430PM MONDAY UNTIL 6AM
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerous avalanche conditions are developing. Expect the
  Avalanche Danger to rise to HIGH (Level 4 of 5) on Monday night
  through Wednesday morning.

* WHERE...Gore Range, Ten Mile Range, Sawatch Range, Elk Mountains,
  Ruby Range, Ragged  Range, La Plata Mountains and From Wolf Creek
  Pass to Cumbres Pass.

* WHEN...Expect dangerous avalanche conditions to begin on Monday
  evening after 4:30 PM and last through Wednesday morning at 6:00
  AM.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snow and strong winds will create dangerous
  avalanche conditions by Tuesday morning. Large and dangerous
  avalanches will be easy to trigger and will run wide and far.
  Avalanches will run naturally.

*PRECAUTION/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Travel in backcountry avalanche
  terrain is not recommended. Avoid travel on and under slopes
  steeper than about 30 degrees. You can find more detailed information
  at colorado.gov/avalanche

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