La Plata County, Colorado
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Avalanche Warning
COZ012-017>019-066-068-072>075-031400-

AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
654 AM MST SUN MAR 01 2015

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

...AVALANCHE WARNING ISSUED FOR THE SANGRE DE CRISTO, SOUTHERN SAN
JUAN AND NORTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, THE RUBY RANGE, AND THE WEST
ELK MOUNTAINS ...

A STRONG WINTER STORM HAS DEPOSITED A FOOT OF NEW SNOW THUS FAR AND
PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND INCREASING WINDS ARE FORECAST FOR THE
NEXT COUPLE DAYS. NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY
ON ALL STEEP SLOPES TODAY.

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

LAZAR 3/1

$$
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

$$
Blizzard Warning
COZ018-019-031030-
/O.CON.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150303T1300Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST TUESDAY
ABOVE 10000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE
CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.
THUNDERSNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE EVENING. SNOW
CONTINUES THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 12 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL...
WITH 2 TO 4 FEET STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL. DRIFTS IN EXCESS OF 6
FT WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL SHIFTS FROM THE
SOUTHWEST SLOPES EARLY THIS EVENING TO THE NORTHWEST SLOPES BY
TUESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH TONIGHT
WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS FROM MID EVENING UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...ABOVE 10000 FEET TONIGHT...BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
AT TIMES IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. OTHERWISE REDUCED VISIBILITY
AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
TONIGHT WITH DIFFICULT TRAVEL THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
COZ018-019-031030-
/O.CON.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150303T1300Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
726 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST TUESDAY
ABOVE 10000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE
CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.
THUNDERSNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE EVENING. SNOW
CONTINUES THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 12 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL...
WITH 2 TO 4 FEET STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL. DRIFTS IN EXCESS OF 6
FT WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL SHIFTS FROM THE
SOUTHWEST SLOPES EARLY THIS EVENING TO THE NORTHWEST SLOPES BY
TUESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH TONIGHT
WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS FROM MID EVENING UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...ABOVE 10000 FEET TONIGHT...BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE
AT TIMES IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. OTHERWISE REDUCED VISIBILITY
AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE
TONIGHT WITH DIFFICULT TRAVEL THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

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