Gilpin County, CO
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Avalanche Watch
COZ004-010-012-013-018-031-034-066-221615-

AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
908 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

...AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE PARK RANGE...FLAT TOP MOUNTAINS...ELK
MOUNTAINS...GORE RANGE...FRONT RANGE...TENMILE RANGE...SAWATCH RANGE
AND NORTH SAN JUAN

THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE
WATCH FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO. A STRONG
WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE AREA FROM SUNDAY INTO 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
COZ031-033-034-221300-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0013.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...
EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS...
RABBIT EARS PASS...CAMERON PASS...
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS...
BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL...
INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...
WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK
914 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
MONDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF IN INTENSITY
OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...SNOW WILL CONTINUE MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS. THERE WILL STILL BE EXTENSIVE
BLOWING SNOW AND POOR TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...14 TO 24 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH WILL BE COMMON...WITH
GUSTS AS HIGH AS 75 MPH OVER HIGHER EXPOSED AREAS. WIDESPREAD
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE INTO THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY WILL BE DANGEROUS.
ROADS WILL BE SNOW PACKED WITH DRIFTING SNOW AND NEAR ZERO
VISIBILITIES IN WINDIER AREAS. ROAD CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE...AND
CHAINS WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES OVER THE
PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER AVOIDING
TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA AS CONDITIONS WILL BECOME DANGEROUS.
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR SLOW AND DIFFICULT DRIVING
AND BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES OR BECOMING
STRANDED. CARRY WARM CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND
WATER...A FULL GAS TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF
AN EMERGENCY.

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