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Colorado, Eastern Sawatch Mountains above 11000 Ft

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 3:49 AM MST on December 22, 2014

Expires 1:00 AM EST on December 23, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 11 PM MST this
evening...

* location... the eastern Sawatch and western mosquito ranges
above 11000 feet... including Fremont... Tennessee and Monarch
passes.

* Cause and timing... a strong Pacific jet stream will bring
periods of heavy... wind driven snow through this evening.

* Snow accumulation... 1 to 2 feet with locally higher amounts
north of Cottonwood Pass.

* Wind... northwest at 20 to 30 with gusts of 50 to 60 mph.

* Impact... travel will be difficult... if not impossible at
times... due to heavy blowing and drifting snow... poor
visibilities... and icy... snow covered roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid travel 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. 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.





Avalanche Warning

Statement as of 6:30 AM MST on December 22, 2014

Expires 8:45 AM EST on December 23, 2014


The following message is transmitted at the request of the
Colorado avalanche information center.

... Avalanche warning issued for the Steamboat and Flat Tops area of
northern Colorado... warning extended to cover the Front Range,
Tenmile, Gore, Elk, west Elk, Sawatch ranges and Grand Mesa on
Monday...

Strong winds, significant snow, and a very weak old snowpack have
conspired to build dangerous avalanche conditions across northern
and central Colorado for Monday.

Significant new snow with very strong westerly winds have
contributed to dangerous avalanche conditions across the Colorado
backcountry.

At this time backcountry travel across the warning area is not
recommended.

Toepfer 2/2



630 am MST Mon Dec 22 2014

The following message is transmitted at the request of the
Colorado avalanche information center.

... Avalanche warning issued for the Steamboat and Flat Tops area of
northern Colorado... warning extended to cover the Front Range,
Tenmile, Gore, Elk, west Elk, Sawatch ranges and Grand Mesa on
Monday...

Strong winds, significant snow, and a very weak old snowpack have
conspired to build dangerous avalanche conditions across northern
and central Colorado for Monday.

Significant new snow with very strong westerly winds have
contributed to dangerous avalanche conditions across the Colorado
backcountry.

At this time backcountry travel across the warning area is not
recommended.

Toepfer 2/2


Local Storm Report



12/22/2014 1200 am

1 miles SSE of Crestone, Saguache County.

Snow m2.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.




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