Rio Grande County, Colorado
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Avalanche Warning
COZ012-017>019-066-068-031730-

...AVALANCHE WARNING EXTENDED FOR THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN AND NORTHERN
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, THE RUBY RANGE, AND THE WEST ELK MOUNTAINS...

ANOTHER FOOT OF SNOW ALONG WITH STRONG WIND IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.
THIS WILL KEEP THE AVALANCHE DANGER ELEVATED THROUGH TOMORROW
MORNING. NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES REMAIN LIKELY ON ALL
STEEP SLOPES.

BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL INTO OR BELOW AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT
RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME.

DAVIS

$$
Avalanche Warning
COZ004-009-010-012-013-017>019-031-066-068-050015-

AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
713 AM MST TUE MAR 03 2015

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

...AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE STEAMBOAT AND FLAT TOPS,
ASPEN, GUNNISON, GRAND MESA, SOUTHERN SAN JUAN AND NORTHERN SAN JUAN
ZONES...

A SERIES OF STORMS HAS BROUGHT SUSTAINED SNOWFALL AND POWERFUL WINDS
TO COLORADO'S WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MORE SNOW AND WIND ARE IN THE
FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT. WIDESPREAD NATURAL AND TRIGGERED
AVALANCHES HAVE OCCURRED AND REMAIN LIKELY TODAY ON AND BELOW ALL
STEEP SLOPES. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

DAVIS

$$
Winter Storm Warning
COZ058-060-061-066-067-040000-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0021.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
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
916 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

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

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A SECOND PACIFIC WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL TODAY OF 3 TO 6
INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND 1 TO 3 INCHES ACROSS THE
HIGH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS. THIS WILL BRING STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL TO
BETWEEN 1 AND 3 FEET.

* WIND...GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY...BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW...POOR 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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
COZ068-040000-
/O.CAN.KPUB.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
/O.EXA.KPUB.WS.W.0021.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS
916 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...
...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON. THE BLIZZARD WARNING HAS
BEEN CANCELLED.

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A SECOND PACIFIC WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SNOW OVER THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE DAY...WITH ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES. THIS WILL PUSH STORM TOTAL
SNOWFALL TO OVER 4 FEET.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO THE SNOWPACKED
ROADWAYS. AVALANCHE DANGER IS VERY HIGH ACROSS ALL OF THE
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED DUE TO HEAVY
SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW.

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL
KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN
YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE
IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
COZ059-064-065-040000-
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0043.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...LEADVILLE...SARGENTS...BONANZA
916 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...THE MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF WESTERN SAGUACHE
COUNTY BELOW 10000 FEET INCLUDING SARGENTS AND BONANZA...AND
LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FEET INCLUDING LEADVILLE.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A SECOND PACIFIC WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SNOW OVER THE REGION.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
TODAY...BRINGING STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS TO BETWEEN 8 AND 14
INCHES.

* WIND...WEST AT 15 TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO PERIODS OF HEAVY...
BLOWING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE ADVISORY AREA DURING THE
TIME OF THE ADVISORY...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE.

&&

$$

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