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Colorado, Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Ft

Blizzard Warning

Statement as of 4:02 AM MST on March 01, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EST on March 03, 2015


... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 11 PM MST Monday...

* location... the eastern San Juan Mountains above 10000 feet.

* Cause and timing... a moist... Pacific jet stream will bring
periods of heavy snow and strong winds to the Continental
Divide through Monday.

* Total snow accumulation... 3 to 4 feet with significant
drifting.

* Wind... west to southwest 30 to 40 and gusting to over 55 mph
at times through Monday.

* Impact... travel will be hazardous... if not impossible due to
heavy... blowing and drifting snow... near zero visibilities and
icy... snow covered roads. Expect Road closures. Avalanche
danger will be extreme.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Winter storms may have strong winds and reduced visibility due to
heavy snowfall and blowing snow. Snow accumulations of over
8 inches in the mountains may occur. If you are planning to
travel in the watch area during the time of the watch... listen to
the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at another
time or by another Route. If you must travel in or through the
watch area during the time of the watch... take along a winter
survival kit.

Life threatening winter weather conditions are expected.
Sustained wind speeds or frequent gusts over 35 mph and
visibility reduced to below 1/4 mile by falling and blowing snow
are expected.

Avoid traveling in the warning area. If you are planning to
travel in the warning area during the time of the warning...
listen to the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at
another time or by another Route. If you must travel in the
warning area during the time of the warning... take along a winter
survival kit. If you become stranded in a rural area... stay with
your vehicle until help arrives. In similar conditions during
past blizzards... people have died of exposure while trying to
walk to shelter. To keep warm in your vehicle... run your engine
10 minutes each hour... and make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of
snow to avoid Carbon monoxide poisoning.

Rose




Avalanche Warning

Statement as of 6:54 AM MST on March 01, 2015

Expires 9:00 AM EST on March 03, 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



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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