Delta County, Colorado
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Avalanche Watch
COZ009-010-012-017>019-066-068-231915-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
612 AM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

AVALANCHE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR COLORADO'S SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS, AND
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...ISSUED BY THE COLORADO AVALANCHE
INFORMATION CENTER.

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 6:00AM MST SUNDAY JANUARY 22 TO 12:00PM
MST ON MONDAY JANUARY 23.

* AFFECTED AREAS...THE GRAND MESA ZONE...ASPEN ZONE...GUNNISON
ZONE..AND ALL OF COLORADO'S SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING
THE...ELK MOUNTAINS NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE DIVIDE...BASALT...RED
TABLE MOUNTAINS...HARDSCRABBLE MOUNTAINS...RUBY RANGE...WEST ELK
MOUNTAINS...GRAND MESA...SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SAN MIGUEL
MOUNTAINS...RICO MOUNTAINS...UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU...DALLAS
DIVIDE...LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET...LA PLATA
MOUNTAINS...NEEDLE MOUNTAINS...GRENADIER RANGE.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL MAY INCREASE THE
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE DANGER AT ALL ELEVATIONS TO HIGH (LEVEL 4)
BY MONDAY MORNING...BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD ANTICIPATE VERY
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS AS THE SNOW ACCUMULATES.

* REASON...A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT COLORADO'S MOUNTAINS
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD
PLAN ON RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS AND INCREASING AVALANCHE
DANGER ON MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY. EXTRA CAUTION IS REQUIRED
BEFORE VENTURING INTO AVALANCHE TERRAIN.

CONSULT WWW.COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

BARLOW

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Winter Storm Warning
COZ009-012-017>019-231415-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-170124T1600Z/
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
1108 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR
PARK... MARBLE...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...TELLURIDE...OURAY...
LAKE CITY... SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES WITH UP TO 2 FEET ON
SOUTHWEST-FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED WITH
WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CONTINUING THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE
WEEK. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF MILE AT
TIMES DURING THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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