Chaffee County, Colorado
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Avalanche Watch
COZ010-012-019-058-060-061-068-201700-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
846 AM MST SUN FEB 18 2018

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

Avalanche watch in effect. THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE WATCH

* TIMING...Issued at 8 AM MST Sunday for dangerous avalanche
conditions beginning Monday morning.

* AFFECTED AREA...Affected areas include...the Elk Mountains,
Basalt, Red Table and Hardscrabble Mountains, Ruby Range, West Elk
Mountains, Mosquito Range, Sawatch Range, San Juan Mountains, La
Plata Mountains, Needle Mountains, Grenadier Range.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...The avalanche danger could increase to
HIGH(Level 4) Monday morning if we meet or exceed the upper end
of forecast snow totals.

* REASON...A powerful winter storm will move into Colorado Sunday
night. Portions of the Central and Southern Mountains could see
new snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet by Tuesday afternoon. Snow
will be accompanied by very strong winds. Avalanche danger could
rise to HIGH (Level 4). Natural avalanches will become likely and
large dangerous human triggered avalanches breaking near the
ground will become very likely.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Backcountry users should
avoid traveling on or underneath any slope steeper than 30 degrees
during the watch period. Pay attention to changing conditions and
a rapidly increasing danger over the next 24 hours.

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

Barlow

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High Wind Warning
COZ072>075-079-080-082-191900-
/O.CON.KPUB.HW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-180219T1900Z/
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-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-Pikes Peak Above 11000 Feet-
INCLUDING La Veta Pass, Poncha Pass, Blanca Peak, Cuchara,
Stonewall, Weston, Spanish Peaks, Rye, and Pikes Peak
955 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY...

* LOCATION...the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountains,and
Pikes Peak above 11000 feet.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A strong jet stream will move across the area
bringing periods of strong westerly winds to the higher
elevations through this morning


* WIND...West to southwest winds over the mountains 30 to 50 mph
with gusts up to around 80 mph.

* IMPACT...Strong winds will cause hazardous driving conditions
along portions of the Interstate 25 corridor. Minor property
damage will also be possible especially again tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

&&

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Winter Storm Warning
COZ060-068-200115-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-180220T1500Z/
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
1002 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow. Additional snow
accumulations of 10 to 15 inches, with localized amounts up to 2
feet, are expected.

* WHERE...Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet and Eastern
San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Winds
gusting as high as 65 mph will cause widespread blowing and
drifting snow. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero
could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30
minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. 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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Winter Weather Advisory
COZ058-061-065-066-200115-
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0011.000000T0000Z-180220T1500Z/
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
1002 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow. Additional snow accumulations of
1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, are
expected.

* WHERE...Western Mosquito Range, East Lake County Above 11000
Feet, Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet,
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet and
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slick and snowpacked road
conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are likely.
Winds gusting as high as 55 mph will cause areas of blowing and
drifting snow. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero
could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30
minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for 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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