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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
957 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM FOR THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS IS WINDING
DOWN...

.SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT.
HOWEVER...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ABOVE TIMBERLINE WILL STILL PRODUCE
AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND LOCALLY REDUCED
VISIBILITIES.

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS FROM THIS STORM VARIED GREATLY FROM
ONE LOCATION TO THE NEXT IN THE MOUNTAINS. MOST AREAS SAW BETWEEN
10 AND 20 INCHES...WHILE A FEW SPOTS SAW AS MUCH AS 30 INCHES.

COZ031-033-034-230700-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0013.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...
EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS...
RABBIT EARS PASS...CAMERON PASS...
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS...
BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL...
INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...
WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK
957 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE LATE THIS EVENING. ONLY
  LIGHT SNOW WILL FALL OVERNIGHT.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND
  50 MPH ABOVE TIMBERLINE WILL CONTINUE. VISIBILITIES IN EXPOSED
  AREAS WILL DROP TO A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY WILL REMAIN SLOW
  AND HAZARDOUS TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS AND SLOW DRIVING
CONDITIONS. TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT INCLUDING WARM
CLOTHING AND BLANKETS...EXTRA FOOD AND WATER...A FULL GAS
TANK...AND A SHOVEL IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1046 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

COZ030>051-231745-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1046 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN MOST OF THE HIGH COUNTRY THROUGH THE DAY
AND INTO THE EVENING PRIOR TO TAPERING OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEVERAL MORE INCHES OF SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE DURING THIS TIME
IN THE MOUNTAINS. GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE HIGHER AREAS
PRODUCING LOWERED VISIBILITIES AND MAKING FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL
CONDITIONS.

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL OCCUR FROM TIME TO TIME ACROSS LOWER
ELEVATIONS TODAY. THESE SHOWERS WILL LIKELY NOT PRODUCE MUCH
ACCUMULATION. A SOMEWHAT BETTER SITUATION FOR SNOW WILL OCCUR OVER
THE EASTERN PLAINS LATER TONIGHT. THE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH
LIGHT SNOW COULD LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVELS CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH AND GUSTS TO AS HIGH AS
60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THE PLAINS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. AREAS ON THE PLAINS WITH
SNOW COVER COULD SEE BLOWING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO LESS
THAN A MILE AT TIMES. THERE IS ALSO A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW ON THE
PLAINS TUESDAY MORNING. IN THE MOUNTAINS...LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY WITH ONLY MINOR ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE.

WEDNESDAY LOOKS DRY AND MILD ACROSS THE REGION. BY CHRISTMAS
DAY...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE OF SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS IN THE
MOUNTAINS...WITH DRY...BREEZY AND MILD CONDITIONS ON THE PLAINS.
HOWEVER BY EVENING...A PASSING COLD FRONT COULD USHER IN LOW
CLOUDS...COLD NORTHERLY WINDS AND POSSIBLY SOME LIGHT SNOW FOR THE
PLAINS. DRY CONDITIONS WILL THEN RETURN TO LOWER ELEVATIONS FOR
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BUT TEMPERATURES REMAIN BELOW AVERAGE.
MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

REPORTS OF SNOWFALL OR HIGH WINDS WILL BE APPRECIATED.

$$
MEIER/BAKER




Avalanche Warning

COZ001>003-009-010-012-013-030-032-034-058-060-061-231345-

AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
630 AM MST MON DEC 22 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...WARNING EXTENDED TO COVER THE FRONT RANGE,
TENMILE, GORE, ELK, WEST ELK, SAWATCH RANGES AND GRAND MESA ON
MONDAY...

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

SIGNIFICANT NEW SNOW WITH VERY STRONG WESTERLY WINDS HAVE
CONTRIBUTED TO DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS ACROSS THE COLORADO
BACKCOUNTRY.

AT THIS TIME BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL ACROSS THE WARNING AREA IS NOT
RECOMMENDED.

TOEPFER 2/2

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