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  • Avalanche Watch for Central Gunnison, Uncompahgre County, Colorado
  • Avalanche Watch issued January 31 at 7:15AM MST until February 02 at 12:00PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:15 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at noon
  • THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
    COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.
    THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE
    WATCH FOR MOST MOUNTAIN RANGES IN COLORADO.
    * TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 6AM MST SUNDAY TO 12 PM MONDAY
    * AFFECTED AREA...FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO INCLUDING... THE
    PARK RANGE...THE FLAT TOP MOUNTAINS...FRONT RANGE...GORE RANGE...
    MOSQUITO RANGE...SAWATCH...ELK MOUNTAINS...GRAND MESA...SAN JUAN
    MOUNTAINS...AND SANGRE DE CRISTO RANGE
    * AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE THROUGH
    MONDAY AND BECOME VERY DANGEROUS. WIDESPREAD NATURAL AVALANCHE
    ACTIVITY IS POSSIBLE.
    * REASON...A POTENT WINTER STORM CONTINUES. PERIODS OF HEAVY
    SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED. THIS SNOW WILL FALL ON AN
    ALREADY WEAK SNOWPACK.
    * PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD
    PLAN ON RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS. EXTRA CAUTION IS REQUIRED IF
    PLANNING A TRIP INTO AVALANCHE TERRAIN. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL WILL
    BECOME VERY DANGEROUS.
    CONSULT WWW.COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION