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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 6:03 PM MST on December 22, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EST on December 23, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight MST
tonight...

* timing... periods of snow will continue through this evening.

* Snow accumulation... 2 to 5 inches additional accumulation.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Impacts... accumulating snow will result in icy and snow packed
roads and highways including Rabbit Ears Pass. The combination
of snow... blowing snow and fog will limit visibility below 1
mile in near whiteout conditions at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.





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


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:05 PM MST on December 22, 2014


A strong winter storm impacting eastern Utah and western Colorado,
has generated significant snow over the mountains of the region.
Snow began falling over the mountains on Sunday, intensifying Sunday
night and continuing through the day Monday.

The following are reports of storm total mountain snowfall as of 5
PM Monday, as estimated using readings from remote sensors scattered
through the mountains of the region. All sensors are located at
elevations above 8200 feet.

Over the northwest Colorado mountains:
    15 to 35 inches, with greater than 40 inches at The Dry Lake site.

Over the central Colorado mountains:
10 to 25 inches, with near 30 inches at Schofield Pass.

Over the southwest Colorado mountains:
3 to 12 inches, with 23 inches at Beartown, and 15 inches at slumgullion.

Over the northeast Utah mountains:
    3 to 5 inches.

Over the east central Utah mountains:
    very little if any snow fell.

Over the southeast Utah mountains:
    up to 5 inches.


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