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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
428 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

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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-Flat Tops-
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-
428 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A strong system developing in the West will bring strong winds to
portions of eastern Utah and western Colorado today followed by
increasing snow showers tonight. Winds could gust up to 50 mph
from the canyon country of eastern Utah into the high valleys of
NW Colorado today...with gusts over 60 mph impacting travel over
Douglas Pass. Snow will begin to fall over the high peaks of the
mountains by midnight and become widespread over the mountains by
sunrise on Monday. Travel is likely to be impacted over mountains
roadways.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Snow...moderate to heavy a times will occur on Monday over most
mountain areas and could impact some of the higher valleys of NW
Colorado. Winds over 45 to 55 mph above 10K feet will bring areas
of blowing and drifting snow along with difficult travel
conditions. Snow will also be spreading from north to south at the
lower elevations as a cold front drops through the area Monday
night into Tuesday. Much cooler conditions can be expected the
remainder of the week and a more wintry pattern is setting up.
Additional snowfall is anticipated through out the upcoming week.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected today or tonight, however
spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts to the
National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1202 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

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Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Including the cities of Aspen, Vail, and Snowmass
1202 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
  Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with locally higher
  amounts expected, especially near McClure Pass.

* WHERE...Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys.

* WHEN...From 5 PM Sunday to 8 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow is expected to develop late this
  evening and increase in intensity on Monday. Winds gusting as
  high as 45 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.
  Travel will be compromised with impacts likely over McClure
  Pass.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
846 AM MST SUN FEB 18 2018

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

Avalanche watch in effect. THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE WATCH

* TIMING...Issued at 8 AM MST Sunday for dangerous avalanche
  conditions beginning Monday morning.

* AFFECTED AREA...Affected areas include...the Elk Mountains,
  Basalt, Red Table and Hardscrabble Mountains, Ruby Range, West Elk
  Mountains, Mosquito Range, Sawatch Range, San Juan Mountains, La
  Plata Mountains, Needle Mountains, Grenadier Range.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...The avalanche danger could increase to
  HIGH(Level 4) Monday  morning if we meet or exceed the upper end
  of forecast snow totals.

* REASON...A powerful winter storm will move into Colorado Sunday
  night. Portions of the Central and Southern Mountains could see
  new snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet by Tuesday afternoon. Snow
  will be accompanied by very strong winds. Avalanche danger could
  rise to HIGH (Level 4). Natural avalanches will become likely and
  large dangerous human triggered avalanches breaking near the
  ground will become very likely.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Backcountry users should
  avoid traveling on or underneath any slope steeper than 30 degrees
  during the watch period. Pay attention to changing conditions and
  a rapidly increasing danger over the next 24 hours.

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

Barlow

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