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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
637 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

COZ009-012-020945-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-
637 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...CRESTED BUTTE...
  MARBLE.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON
  ...THOUGH THERE WILL BE LULLS IN ACTIVITY. THE BEST PERIODS FOR
  SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL BE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
  LESSER AMOUNTS ON NORTH FACING SLOPES.

* SNOW LEVEL...THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR ABOVE 7000
  FEET.

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

* VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE IMPAIRED INTO TUESDAY...ESPECIALLY OVER
  THE GRAND MESA.

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.

&&

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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

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
538 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-021245-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
538 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND TONIGHT IN ALL THE
MOUNTAINS...WITH A RAIN SNOW MIX TO THE VALLEYS. HEAVY SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SOUTHERN
VALLEYS. MANY WINTER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS
STORM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH 2 TO 4 FEET OF
SNOW POSSIBLE FOR THE SAN JUANS AND 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW IN CENTRAL
AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. SOUTHERN VALLEYS WILL ALSO  SEE HEAVY
SNOWFALL. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TUESDAY BRINGING
MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION BEFORE WARMING UP TOWARDS
THE END OF THE WEEK.

THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE OF
SNOW SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

CJC




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