Southern Colorado Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Fremont
  • Alamosa
  • Costilla
  • Custer
  • Huerfano
  • Las Animas
  • Saguache

NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...BLANCA PEAK...SPANISH PEAKS
1036 AM MST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY AS A
BROAD PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE REGION.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* WIND...WEST 20 TO 40 MPH OVER THE HIGHER AREAS.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL REMAIN SLICK AND SNOWPACKED...WITH POOR
VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE PASSES AND EXPOSED
AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaffee
  • Conejos
  • Rio Grande
  • Saguache

WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...BONANZA...NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...
WOLF CREEK PASS
1036 AM MST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...EASTERN SAN JUAN AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE
10000 FEET...AND THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO RANGES ABOVE 11000
FEET...INCLUDING WOLF CREEK AND MONARCH PASSES.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY AS A
BROAD PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. THE HEAVIEST
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL LATE THIS MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL 2 TO 5 INCHES.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOWPACKED AND VISIBILITIES POOR IN
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY THROUGH THIS MORNING.
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY OVER THE MOUNTAIN
PASSES AND AVALANCHE DANGER WILL REMAIN HIGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaffee
  • Conejos
  • Rio Grande

LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...LEADVILLE...ALPINE...GRANITE...ST ELMO...SOUTH FORK...
CREEDE
1036 AM MST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...CENTRAL LAKE COUNTY...THE SAWATCH RANGE BETWEEN
9000 AND 11000 FEET...AND THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY AS A
BROAD PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. THE HEAVIEST
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL LATE THIS MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON.

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

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL BE SLICK AND SNOWPACKED AT TIMES...WITH
POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE EXPOSED AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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Avalanche Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Conejos
  • Rio Grande
  • Saguache

COZ017>019-066-068-251930-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
627 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017

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

AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF
COLORADO...INCLUDING THE NORTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS...ISSUED BY THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION
CENTER.

A POTENT WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS.
VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS CURRENTLY EXIST AND WILL
CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY.

TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED DURING THE WARNING
PERIOD.

* TIMING...BEGAN AT 06:00 AM ON 01/23/2017...EXPIRES AT 12:00 PM MST
ON 01/25/2017.

* AFFECTED AREAS...THIS WARNING INCLUDES...THE SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS...SAN MIGUEL MOUNTAINS...RICO MOUNTAINS...UNCOMPAHGRE
PLATEAU...DALLAS DIVIDE...LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000
FEET...LA PLATA MOUNTAINS...NEEDLE MOUNTAINS...GRENADIER
RANGE...EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...WILL BE HIGH (LEVEL 4) AT MULTIPLE ELEVATION
BANDS. AVALANCHES CAN RUN LONG DISTANCES...POSSIBLY COVERING
ROADWAYS AND REACHING VALLEY BOTTOMS.

* REASON...A STRONG WINTER STORM AND VERY STRONG WINDS ADDED A LARGE
AMOUNT OF SNOW OVER WEAK LAYERS IN THE SNOWPACK.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...AVALANCHE CONDITIONS REMAIN
VERY DANGEROUS. HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE VERY LIKELY.
BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

CONSULT WWW.COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

BARLOW

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