Gunnison County, CO
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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

$$

Wind Advisory
COZ006-007-011-UTZ027-029-191815-
/O.EXB.KGJT.WI.Y.0002.180219T1200Z-180220T0000Z/
Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-Arches/Grand Flat-
Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
302 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 5 PM MST this afternoon.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, De Beque,
New Castle, Mesa, Parachute, Rifle, Silt, Montrose, Hotchkiss,
Delta, Moab, Castle Valley, Canyonlands National Park, Dead
Horse Point State Park, and Fry Canyon.

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down. Travel may be difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that a significant wind event is expected
or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult. Use
extra caution.

People, especially those with respiratory illnesses, heart
disease, the elderly, and children are recommended to stay
indoors and avoid prolonged outdoor exercise or heavy exertion
due to wind-blown dust.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
COZ018-019-192000-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-180220T1500Z/
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton,
Rico, and Hesperus
452 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

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

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches,
with localized amounts up to 24 inches possible.

* WHERE...Northwest San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan
Mountains.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Moderate to heavy snow showers will
continue today into tonight. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph
will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions are occurring. 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.

$$

Winter Storm Warning
COZ009-012-192000-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0006.000000T0000Z-180220T1500Z/
Grand and Battlement Mesas-West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
Including the cities of Crested Butte, Taylor Park, and Marble
452 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

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

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches with
locally higher amounts possible.

* WHERE...Grand and Battlement Mesas and West Elk and Sawatch
Mountains.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow showers of moderate to heavy intensity
can be expected this afternoon and evening. Winds gusting as
high as 45 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions are occurring. 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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