Saguache County, Colorado
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Avalanche Warning
COZ017>019-066-068-251930-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
627 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017

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

AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF
COLORADO...INCLUDING THE NORTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS...ISSUED BY THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION
CENTER.

A POTENT WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS.
VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS CURRENTLY EXIST AND WILL
CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY.

TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED DURING THE WARNING
PERIOD.

* TIMING...BEGAN AT 06:00 AM ON 01/23/2017...EXPIRES AT 12:00 PM MST
ON 01/25/2017.

* AFFECTED AREAS...THIS WARNING INCLUDES...THE 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...EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...WILL BE HIGH (LEVEL 4) AT MULTIPLE ELEVATION
BANDS. AVALANCHES CAN RUN LONG DISTANCES...POSSIBLY COVERING
ROADWAYS AND REACHING VALLEY BOTTOMS.

* REASON...A STRONG WINTER STORM AND VERY STRONG WINDS ADDED A LARGE
AMOUNT OF SNOW OVER WEAK LAYERS IN THE SNOWPACK.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...AVALANCHE CONDITIONS REMAIN
VERY DANGEROUS. HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE VERY LIKELY.
BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

CONSULT WWW.COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

BARLOW

$$
Winter Storm Warning
COZ058-060-066-068-241200-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170124T1200Z/
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...BONANZA...NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...
WOLF CREEK PASS
911 PM MST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATION...EASTERN SAN JUAN AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE
10000 FEET...AND THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO RANGES ABOVE 11000
FEET...INCLUDING WOLF CREEK AND MONARCH PASSES.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ARE
EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 18 INCHES ACROSS THE SAWATCH
AND MOSQUITO RANGES...WITH 1 TO 2 FEET FOR THE THE EASTERN SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60
MPH...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 30 MPH OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOWPACKED AND VISIBILITIES POOR IN
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BE
LIKELY OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND AVALANCHE DANGER WILL
CONTINUE TO INCREASE INTO TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
COZ073-075-241200-
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170124T1200Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...BLANCA PEAK...SPANISH PEAKS
911 PM MST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATION...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY
TUESDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 12 INCHES.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL REMAIN SLICK AND SNOWPACKED THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...WITH POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW
ACROSS THE PASSES AND EXPOSED AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
COZ059-061-064-067-241200-
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170124T1200Z/
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...LEADVILLE...ALPINE...GRANITE...ST ELMO...SARGENTS...
SOUTH FORK...CREEDE
911 PM MST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATION...CENTRAL LAKE COUNTY...THE SAWATCH RANGE BETWEEN
9000 AND 11000 FEET...SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE...AND THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND EASTERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY
SNOW THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 55
MPH ACROSS THE EXPOSED AREAS...DECREASING TO WEST 15 TO 30 MPH
TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL BE SLICK AND SNOWPACKED THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...WITH POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE
EXPOSED AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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