Chaffee County, Colorado
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Avalanche Watch
COZ017>019-066-068-072>075-012045-

AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1039 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

...AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE NORTH AND SOUTH SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...AND
SANGRE DE CRISTO RANGE

THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE
WATCH FOR THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO. A STRONG WINTER STORM
WILL IMPACT THE AREA THROUGH MONDAY. AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE
RAPIDLY AS SNOW ACCUMULATES AND DRIFTS. BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE
CONDITIONS COULD BECOME VERY DANGEROUS BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. TRAVEL
IN OR BELOW AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

FOR ADDITIONAL AVALANCHE INFORMATION VISIT THE COLORADO AVALANCHE
INFORMATION CENTER'S WEB PAGE AT COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE

TOEPFER

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Winter Storm Warning
COZ058-060-061-066-067-011100-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0021.000000T0000Z-150303T0000Z/
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...INDEPENDENCE PASS...
MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE...GRANITE...NORTH PASS...SOUTH FORK...
CREEDE
758 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST MONDAY...

* LOCATION...THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...THE LA GARITA
MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET AND THE EASTERN SAWATCH RANGE ABOVE
11000 FEET...INCLUDING CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS...SOUTH
FORK...CREEDE...NORTH PASS AND MONARCH PASS.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A MOIST...PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING
PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE THROUGH MONDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 3 FEET.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25...INCREASING TO 20 TO 35 AND
GUSTING TO OVER 50 MPH SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO
HEAVY...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES AND
ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINTER STORMS MAY HAVE STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO
HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER
8 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS MAY OCCUR. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO
TRAVEL IN THE WATCH AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN OR THROUGH THE
WATCH AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...TAKE ALONG A WINTER
SURVIVAL KIT.

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