Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 

 

Avalanche Warning

 

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Winter Storm Warning


WINTER STORM WARNING
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1107 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST MONDAY

* LOCATION...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING... A MOIST... PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO THE REGION THROUGH MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET. SNOW MAY DECREASE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY BUT WILL PICK UP AGAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON AND ESPECIALLY MONDAY EVENING.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25...INCREASING TO 20 TO 35 AND GUSTING TO OVER 50 MPH MONDAY.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY... BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW... NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES AND ICY... SNOW COVERED ROADS..

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. 


AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
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.


 

 

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