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4 products issued by NWS for: 3 Miles SW Garfield CO

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
312 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2024

COZ058-060-061-067-068-260615-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0007.240227T0000Z-240228T0600Z/
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0011.240226T0700Z-240227T0000Z/
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
312 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2024

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 5 PM MST MONDAY...

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO
11 PM MST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total
  snow accumulations of up to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as
  60 mph. For the Winter Storm Warning, very heavy snow expected.
  Additional accumulations of one to two feet. Winds gusting as
  high as 85 mph.

* WHERE... Central mountains and San Juan mountains.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight
  to 5 PM MST Monday. For the Winter Storm Warning, from 5 PM
  Monday to 11 PM MST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible.
  Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
  Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage. The cold
  wind chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on
  exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Please monitor CDOT website for road
  closures. Make sure you have an emergency winter weather kit in
  your car.

 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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.

&&

$$



Avalanche Watch

COZ004-010-012-031-034-060-061-270030-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
421 PM MST SUN FEB 25 2024

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

...AVALANCHE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 5PM SUNDAY UNTIL 6AM WEDNESDAY...

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

* WHERE...Park Range, Gore Range, Elk Mountains, Ruby Range, West
  Elk Mountains, and Sawatch Range.

* WHEN...Expect dangerous avalanche conditions to begin on
  Monday night and last through Wednesday at 6:00 AM.

* IMPACTS...Heavy snow and strong winds will create dangerous
  avalanche conditions by Monday night. Avalanches will break wide
  across terrain features and run long distances. Avalanches will
  run naturally.

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

$$



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
312 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2024

COZ058-060-061-067-068-260615-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0007.240227T0000Z-240228T0600Z/
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0011.240226T0700Z-240227T0000Z/
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
312 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2024

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 5 PM MST MONDAY...

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO
11 PM MST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total
  snow accumulations of up to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as
  60 mph. For the Winter Storm Warning, very heavy snow expected.
  Additional accumulations of one to two feet. Winds gusting as
  high as 85 mph.

* WHERE... Central mountains and San Juan mountains.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight
  to 5 PM MST Monday. For the Winter Storm Warning, from 5 PM
  Monday to 11 PM MST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible.
  Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
  Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage. The cold
  wind chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on
  exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Please monitor CDOT website for road
  closures. Make sure you have an emergency winter weather kit in
  your car.

 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
432 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2024

COZ058>089-093>099-261145-
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Feet-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County Above 9000 Feet-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Feet-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500 Feet-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Teller County/Rampart Range Above 7500 Feet/Pikes Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Feet-Pikes Peak Above 11000 Feet-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Feet-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Feet-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet-
Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-
Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-
Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
432 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2024

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Critical fire weather conditions are expected across our plains
today. Westerly winds gusting to 40 mph and relative humidity values
falling into the single digits are likely. Please avoid activities
that could start a fire!

Snow begins over the Continental Divide around midnight tonight,
when a Winter Storm Watch will go into effect for the central
mountains and the San Juans. Overnight accumulations should be
fairly light, with our highest peaks seeing around 3 or so inches of
new snow accumulation by early Monday morning. However, gusty winds
could lead to blowing snow and dangerous travel conditions Sunday
night, especially over mountain passes.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Periods of heavy, wind driven snow will impact the Continental
Divide Monday into Tuesday evening. Snow accumulations of 10 to 30
inches may be possible. Winds gusting in excess of 80 mph will
produce widespread blowing snow over the mountains with extremely
hazardous travel conditions and poor visibility. For lower
elevations of the upper Arkansas River Valley, the Sangre de
Cristo and Wet Mountains, 5 to 10 inches are likely, with locally
higher amounts possible.

Extremely dangerous fire weather conditions are forecast Monday
across the Plains with winds gusting in excess of 50 mph and low
humidity values. Those with outdoor burning activities planned
should postpone them until another day. Very gusty winds on
Tuesday and marginal humidity values will need to be monitored.

Very strong winds Monday and Tuesday are forecast across the
Plains. Gusts may approach 70 mph on Tuesday. Areas of blowing
dust are likely across the San Luis Valley and Plains both Monday
and Tuesday. Hazardous travel due to poor visibilities and strong
cross winds on north-south highways, including Interstate 25 are
expected.

A strong cold front will drop south across the Plains Tuesday
afternoon and evening. A band of snow will likely produce a quick
inch or two of snow as it moves south across the Plains.
Temperatures will quickly fall and a flash freeze may be possible,
especially for areas over Monument Hill. Snow should come to an
end by Wednesday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will
be possible over portions of the region.

$$

EHR/88



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