Garfield County, CO
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Avalanche Warning
COZ001>003-013-030-032-230100-

AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
559 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

...AVALANCHE WARNING ISSUED FOR THE STEAMBOAT AND FLAT TOPS AREA OF
NORTHERN COLORADO...

STRONG WINDS, SIGNIFICANT SNOW, AND A VERY WEAK OLD SNOWPACK HAVE
CONSPIRED TO BUILD DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS ACROSS NORTHERN
COLORADO FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

AS OF SUNSET SUNDAY NIGHT 12 TO 20 INCHES OF NEW SNOW WAS REPORTED
FROM THE AREA. WESTERLY WINDS HAD INCREASED TO A STEADY 20 PLUS
MILES PER HOUR. THE OLD SNOWPACK HAD A PERSISTENTLY WEAK SNOW LAYER
WHICH WILL STRUGGLE TO ACCEPT THE NEW SNOW LOAD. TEMPERATURES HAVE
ALSO SHOWN A STEADY RISE DURING THE STORM CYCLE, WHICH IS ANOTHER
TELLTALE SIGN OF INCREASING AVALANCHE DANGER.

AT THIS TIME BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL ACROSS THE ZONE IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

TOEPFER

$$
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

$$
Blizzard Warning
COZ003-221815-
/O.NEW.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.141222T1009Z-141223T0700Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0051.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...RIO BLANCO
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT ABOVE
8000 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING BELOW 8000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
BLIZZARD WARNING ABOVE 8000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT
BELOW 8000 FEET UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL THIS MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH ABOVE
8000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND
FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1/4 MILE AT TIMES INCLUDING
DOUGLAS PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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.

&&

$$

Blizzard Warning
COZ003-221815-
/O.COR.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.141222T1009Z-141223T0700Z/
/O.COR.KGJT.WW.Y.0051.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...RIO BLANCO
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT ABOVE
8000 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING BELOW 8000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
BLIZZARD WARNING ABOVE 8000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN
EFFECT BELOW 8000 FEET UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL THIS MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH ABOVE
8000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND
FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1/4 MILE AT TIMES INCLUDING
DOUGLAS PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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
COZ004-013-221815-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...18 TO 24 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING RABBIT EARS PASS. THE COMBINATION
OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1
MILE IN NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
COZ009-221815-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...SKYWAY
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. THE FOCUS FOR THE
GREATEST SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL GENERALLY BE EAST OF HIGHWAY 65.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 14 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 80 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN SUMMITS. THE
COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
COZ007-008-221815-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RIFLE...SILT...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...
EAGLE...CARBONDALE
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH OCCASIONAL
BREAKS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING INTERSTATE 70. THE COMBINATION OF
SNOW...DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1
MILE AT TIMES.

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.

&&

$$
Winter Storm Warning
COZ010-012-221815-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...CRESTED BUTTE...MARBLE
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL
THIS MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...18 TO 24 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ESPECIALLY OVER MOUNTAIN SUMMITS. THE
COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

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.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
COZ003-221815-
/O.NEW.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.141222T1009Z-141223T0700Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0051.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...RIO BLANCO
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT ABOVE
8000 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING BELOW 8000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
BLIZZARD WARNING ABOVE 8000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT
BELOW 8000 FEET UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL THIS MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH ABOVE
8000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND
FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1/4 MILE AT TIMES INCLUDING
DOUGLAS PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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 Weather Advisory
COZ003-221815-
/O.COR.KGJT.BZ.W.0001.141222T1009Z-141223T0700Z/
/O.COR.KGJT.WW.Y.0051.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...RIO BLANCO
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT ABOVE
8000 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING BELOW 8000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
BLIZZARD WARNING ABOVE 8000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN
EFFECT BELOW 8000 FEET UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL THIS MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH ABOVE
8000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND
FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1/4 MILE AT TIMES INCLUDING
DOUGLAS PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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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