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Weather Alert - Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Ft
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
102 PM MST Thu Feb 21 2019

COZ066-068-220415-

La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
102 PM MST Thu Feb 21 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Total accumulations of 1 to 3 feet. Winds
gusting as high as 55 mph at times.

* WHERE...Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet, and La
Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM MST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel over Wolf Creek Pass and Cumbres
Pass could be very difficult to impossible. The cold wind
chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on
exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

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WOUS45 KBOU 211856
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COZ019-068-231500-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1156 AM MST THU FEB 21 2019

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

Avalanche Warning for the CAIC South San Juan zone.

* Timing: in effect from 12 PM MST Thursday, February 21st through 9
AM MST Saturday, February 23rd

* Affected Areas: San Juan Mountains, La Plata Mountains, and Needle
Mountains, Grenadier Range, and the San Juan Mountains-East above
10,000 feet

* Avalanche Danger: The backcountry avalanche danger is HIGH (Level
4 of 5)

* Reason: Heavy snow and strong winds continue to drift snow and
load avalanche starting zones. Natural avalanches can run from
mountain tops to the valley floors. Large human-triggered
avalanches are very likely.

* Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Travel in or below avalanche
terrain is not recommended.

Consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed information

COOPERSTEIN


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COZ017>019-066-068-221630-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
717 AM MST THU FEB 21 2019

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

AN AVALANCHE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SAN
MIGUEL MOUNTAINS, RICO MOUNTAINS, LA PLATA MOUNTAINS, NEEDLE
MOUNTAINS, LA GARITA MOUNTAINS, AND GRENADIER RANGE

* TIMING...Issued at 7 AM MST on Thursday February 21st for very
dangerous avalanche conditions to begin overnight Thursday and
continue through Friday February 22nd.

* AFFECTED AREA...Colorado Avalanche Information Center Backcountry
Forecast Zones including the North and South San Juan zones

* AVALANCHE DANGER...The avalanche danger will rise throughout the
day and is expected to reach a HIGH (Level 4) danger overnight or
early on Friday morning.

* REASON...A potent winter storm will deposit one to two feet of
snow by Friday afternoon, and strong southerly winds will generate
a lot of blowing snow. Large avalanches will be very easy to
trigger by Thursday afternoon, some will release naturally.
Conditions will get more dangerous as the snow accumulates.


* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Watch for rapidly changing
conditions. Travel in or under avalanche terrain is not
recommended. As heavy snow continues avalanche may release
naturally and may run from mountain tops to valley floors.

Consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed information.

Cooperstein