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  • Avalanche Watch for Southern San Luis Valley County, Colorado
  • Avalanche Watch issued February 28 at 6:05AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:05 a.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.
  • THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
    COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.
    ...AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS...
    THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE
    WATCH FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING THE ELK
    MOUNTAINS...RUBY RANGE...WEST ELK MOUNTAINS...GRAND MESA...SAN JUAN
    MOUNTAINS...SAN MIGUEL MOUNTAINS...UMCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU...AND THE LA
    GARITA MOUNTAINS. A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THESE AREAS
    BEGINNING FRIDAY NIGHT. STRONG WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THE SNOW AND
    CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING AND BLOWING SNOW. IF THE FORECAST
    VERIFIES...THE BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE CONDITIONS WILL BECOME VERY
    DANGEROUS. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS NEED TO STAY ALERT TO CHANGING
    CONDITIONS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS AS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATES.
    TRAVEL IN OR BELOW AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. AVOID
    TRAVELING ON OR CROSSING UNDER STEEP SLOPES.
    FOR ADDITIONAL AVALANCHE INFORMATION CALL...303-275-5360 IN
    DENVER...970-668-0600 IN SUMMIT COUNTY...970-920-1664 IN ASPEN...
    970-247-8187 IN DURANGO...OR VISIT THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION
    CENTER`S WEB PAGE AT COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE
    LAZAR

  • Avalanche Watch for Southern San Luis Valley County, Colorado
  • Avalanche Watch issued March 08 at 5:18PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 5:18 p.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
  • THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
    COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.
    ...AVALANCHE WATCH EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING MOUNTAIN
    ZONES...FRONT RANGE, VAIL AND SUMMIT COUNTY, SAWATCH, ASPEN,
    GUNNISON, GRAND MESA AND SANGRE DE CRISTO...
    ...AVALANCHE WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SAN JUAN
    MOUNTAINS...
    A POTENT WINTER STORM IS APPROACHING COLORADO THIS EVENING. A PERIOD
    OF HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY TO START AFTER MIDNIGHT AND LAST THROUGH
    SATURDAY AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD 8 TO 16 INCH STORM ACCUMULATIONS ARE
    POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. FRESH STORM
    AND WIND SLABS WILL STRESS THE EXISTING SNOWPACK...WHICH COULD
    RESULT IN NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED SLIDES BECOMING LIKELY ON
    SATURDAY. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER UPDATES. IF FORECAST SNOW
    ACCUMULATIONS BECOME IMMINENT...THEN THE WATCH WILL BE UPGRADED TO A
    WARNING.
    FOR ADDITIONAL AVALANCHE INFORMATION...SEE THE COLORADO AVALANCHE
    INFORMATION CENTER`S WEB SITE AT WWW.COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE
    SNOOK