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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 2:38 PM MST on December 19, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014


... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday afternoon
through Monday afternoon...

* timing... snow is expected to develop Sunday morning and
continue through Monday. The heaviest snow is expected to fall
Sunday night.

* Snow accumulation... 5 to 10 inches possible.

* Winds... west 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* Impacts... accumulating snow will result in icy and snow packed
roads and highways. The combination of snow and fog will limit
visibility below 1 mile at times. Areas of drifting snow will
also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow accumulations and/or blowing snow that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:24 PM MST on December 19, 2014


A low pressure trough and moist air mass provided many areas of
western Colorado and eastern Utah rain or snow Wednesday through this
morning. The exception was the northern areas where little
precipitation fell. The northern San Juan Mountains have fared the
best so far with this storm... with an estimated 4 to 8 inches of new
snowfall. Other areas were generally in the 2 to 5 inch range. The
rain/snow line was down to approximately the 6000 foot level.

********************Storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Eagle County...
   2 N Avon 2.3 800 am 12/19 0.11 inches swe

... Gunnison County...
   3 N Kebler Pass 10.0 734 PM 12/18 ski area

... Montrose County...
   15 W Montrose 3.5 1200 PM 12/19 swe 0.3 inches

... Ouray County...
   Monument (highway 55 5.0 137 PM 12/18 swe 0.5 inches
   Red Mountain Pass 4.0 137 PM 12/18 swe 0.4 inches

... San Juan County...
   Coal Bank Pass 7.0 139 PM 12/18 swe 0.6 inches
   Molas Pass 3.0 138 PM 12/18 swe 0.3 inches


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Delta County...
   overland rsvr 1.5 800 am 12/19 snotel
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.6 843 am 12/19 cocorahs

... Dolores County...
   Northdale 1.0 630 am 12/19 W co coop site

... Eagle County...
   Vail 0.9 WNW 3.2 712 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Avon 2n 2.3 600 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Vail 2.6 E 2.3 657 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Vail Mountain 1.5 800 am 12/19 snotel
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.6 537 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 0.6 530 am 12/19 unofficial station

... Garfield County...
   Bison Lake 1.5 800 am 12/19 snotel
   Shoshone 1.5 1000 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Glenwood Springs .64 1.2 731 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Rifle .96 NNW 0.5 901 am 12/19 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   McClure pass 3.0 800 am 12/19 snotel
   Cimarron 11.2 S 2.0 817 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Gothic 1.5 700 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Schofield Pass 1.5 800 am 12/19 snotel
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 1.5 751 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Gunnison 3sw 0.2 800 am 12/19 W co coop site

... Hinsdale County...
   slumgullion 1.5 800 am 12/19 snotel

... La Plata County...
   Bayfield 7.0 N 1.0 814 am 12/19 cocorahs

... Mesa County...
   Mesa 6s 2.5 600 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Collbran 2sw 0.7 800 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 0.5 1100 am 12/19 aviation site
   Colorado nm 0.3 830 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 4.1 W 0.1 710 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Glade Park 17w 0.1 800 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 4.0 W 0.1 739 am 12/19 cocorahs

... Montezuma County...
   Mancos 1.5 800 am 12/19 snotel

... Montrose County...
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 2.0 633 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.9 ESE 0.5 715 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.6 E 0.3 658 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 ESE 0.2 717 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Montrose 4.0 NW 0.1 826 am 12/19 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Ridgway 0.8 800 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Ouray 0.3 719 am 12/19 W co coop site

... Rio Blanco County...
   Burro Mountain 1.5 800 am 12/19 snotel

... Routt County...
   Rabbit Ears 1.5 800 am 12/19 snotel
   stmboat spgs 1se 0.6 659 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1 0.6 825 am 12/19 cocorahs


**********************24 hour precipitation**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     precipitation of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Delta County...
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.05 843 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Paonia 1sw 0.05 700 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Hotchkiss 5.1 WNW 0.02 708 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 7.1 WNW 0.02 755 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Eckert 1.1 SW 0.01 709 am 12/19 cocorahs

... Dolores County...
   Northdale 0.14 630 am 12/19 W co coop site

... Eagle County...
   Vail 0.9 WNW 0.15 712 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 0.11 657 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Avon 2n 0.11 600 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.06 537 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 0.06 530 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Basalt 5.8 E 0.03 725 am 12/19 cocorahs

... Garfield County...
   Glenwood Springs .64 0.13 731 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Shoshone 0.05 1000 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Carbondale 0.5 W 0.04 652 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 5.3 0.03 710 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Rifle .96 NNW 0.03 901 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Rifle 0.02 1100 am 12/19 aviation site

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 0.08 700 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 0.08 751 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Cimarron 11.2 S 0.05 817 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Gunnison 0.8 NNW 0.01 858 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Gunnison 3sw 0.01 800 am 12/19 W co coop site

... Mesa County...
   Mesa 6s 0.13 600 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Colorado nm 0.09 830 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Collbran 2sw 0.06 800 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 0.03 1100 am 12/19 aviation site
   Grand Junction 4.1 W 0.03 710 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 4.0 W 0.02 739 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Glade Park 17w 0.01 800 am 12/19 W co coop site

... Montezuma County...
   Cortez 0.04 1100 am 12/19 aviation site

... Montrose County...
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 0.14 633 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Paradox 2n 0.06 600 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Montrose 2.9 ESE 0.03 715 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Montrose 11ene 0.02 1100 am 12/19 W co crn site
   Montrose 1.6 E 0.02 658 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 WSW 0.02 805 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 ESE 0.01 717 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Olathe 3.2 NNE 0.01 603 am 12/19 cocorahs
   Montrose 4.0 NW 0.01 826 am 12/19 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Ridgway 0.03 800 am 12/19 W co coop site
   Ouray 0.01 719 am 12/19 W co coop site

... Pitkin County...
   Aspen 0.03 1100 am 12/19 aviation site

... Rio Blanco County...
   Meeker 0.02 1100 am 12/19 aviation site

... Routt County...
   stmboat spgs 1se 0.03 659 am 12/19 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1 0.03 825 am 12/19 cocorahs

... San Miguel County...
   Slick Rock 1.3 N 0.07 808 am 12/19 cocorahs

Utah

... Grand County...
   Castle Valley 0.6 W 0.01 854 am 12/19 cocorahs


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